My spring load up

My spring load up

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:19 am

Sadly, I needed another TT load after that horrible winter and with those Lehigh spring prices I got it to my front door for $163 a ton.... love that part. So here are pics of my morning delivery.

Remember...
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So to those members who insulted me with "bomb shelter" and worse here is how it works.

My original estimate was a yearly use of 15 tons a year. So if I have less than that left I need to fill up in the summer. TT loads only so 15+ 23tons is 38 tons so I needed a 40 ton capacity. At 40 cu ft per ton that is 1600 cu ft and that is how I sized this monster. 2 ton blocks as this is a temporary structure Mr. building inspector. Now down to business..

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Let me get that roof off
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Roof off first. The roof was tied down with fence wire

Organize the coal that was left

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Organize the remaining coal with the Skid Steer
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Reinforce the blocks as the dump and run can put a LOT of force against those blocks

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4"x4s" need to stop the coal pushing too far
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Here comes Leiby trucking with the gold, I need an expert here or else I spend all day cleaning up


and here is the black gold... put the roof back on and up for breakfast
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Yes an expert, love that guy
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Love that coal 830MM btu (yeah)
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93,
Baseburners & Antiques: Invader 2 Wings Best, Glenwood #8 + Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: My spring load up

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:36 pm

Only trying to be helpful here but if you soldier coursed those blocks and wove the corners you probably wouldnt have to worry about pushing the blocks around. you have the machine shouldnt take long or skip and go fishing , either way its nice to have next year all taken care of :D good hustle.....

waldo
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Re: My spring load up

PostBy: Cyber36 On: Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:24 pm

15 TON A YEAR?? My God Man, how many sq.ft. are you heating??
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Re: My spring load up

PostBy: titleist1 On: Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:33 pm

Very nice gloat!!!

And yes I am envious about a couple things....
First, that your coal bunker is done, unlike mine!! Second, that you have next years stash under roof and third, that you have a very nice sized 'hoe to play around with!! 8-)

That pile of black rocks is better than money in the bank.
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Re: My spring load up

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:34 pm

This year 20 tons I only wish it was 15 tons that estimate was for a normal winter. 13,500 sq ft some intermittently. So when I say coal saves my a$$, I am serious. Yes, it is better than money in the bank, I just wish I was smart enough to invest my money elsewhere that pays the same returns. If they ban Anthracite heating I declare bankruptcy the following day, it's really very simple
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93,
Baseburners & Antiques: Invader 2 Wings Best, Glenwood #8 + Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: My spring load up

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:25 pm

Lets see a picture of that excavator.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
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Re: My spring load up

PostBy: joeq On: Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:25 pm

13,000 sq/ft? Forget the excavator, let's see the house!
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Re: My spring load up

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:57 pm

that you have a very nice sized 'hoe to play around with!!


Yes, we have been married for 35 years now.
coalnewbie
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93,
Baseburners & Antiques: Invader 2 Wings Best, Glenwood #8 + Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: My spring load up

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:58 pm

coalnewbie wrote:
that you have a very nice sized 'hoe to play around with!!


Yes, we have been married for 35 years now.


Oh my...
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: My spring load up

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:09 pm

Dastardly,too say the least! toothy :doh: I happen to love the Bomb Shelter. It's like a Fort Knox for 'Da Black Gold! Nice Job.Newbs! :up:
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Re: My spring load up

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:11 pm

Cyber36 wrote:15 TON A YEAR?? My God Man, how many sq.ft. are you heating??



1200 sq ft .... but he has not gotten around to putting on that door yet !
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