Summer coal bin project to feed my Yellow Flame

Re: Summer coal bin project to feed my Yellow Flame

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Jun 29, 2014 1:22 pm

StokerDon wrote:This will be Blaschak coal. The Blaschak seems a little on the light side, My 5 gallon buckets that I use to fill the hopper are about 35 pounds of coal. Other posts have listed 5 gallon buckets containing closer to 40 pounds of coal (rice). So the Blaschak will take up a little more space than some others.

-Don


It all depends on the 5 gallon bucket. My plastic 5 gallon pails hold well more than 5 gallons. I can get 41 lbs. of Blaschak Pea into them if I fill them level to the brim.

If 5 honest gallons = 35 lbs, then one honest gallon = 7 lbs.

That's 52.364 lbs. per cubic foot, or 1,414 lbs per cubic yard.

2,000/1,414 = 1.414 cubic yards per ton

Based on that I revise my guesstimate downward from 5.8 tons to 5.33 tons for your bin with your lot of Blaschak.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13 KW)

Re: Summer coal bin project to feed my Yellow Flame

PostBy: StokerDon On: Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:25 pm

I just got my coal dillivery!!!

10,100 pounds. Larry I think your estimate of 5.33 ton was about right. 10,100 pound = 5.05 ton and it looks like another 500 to 800 pound would fit in the bin.

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It's got 2 or 3 weeks to dry out. Then, if all goes well, I will be fire'in up the Yellow Flame to heat some domestic water!

-Don
StokerDon
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Yellow Flame "Competion Series" 3 grate boiler, Losch 475
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Stoker1? can't figure out these dern Alaska names!!! It's a big old black one.
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Harman SF3500
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Noth'in but COAL! Well, Maybe a little tiny bit of wood