The second chute is the exact width of a cinder block so you can put it right through such holes, actually a little wider. you had to put it in at angle then wedge it down. Typically the two 8 foot chutes together will handle about 70% of most places. I also have stainless steel chute that fits into terra cotta pipes, a very short chute with a bail on it that that funnels to about 8 inches, a chute like the ones in the picture except half the length where the window was very high and you could get very close, and of course the regular extensions. Those were all on my smaller truck as that was the one that was used most often for new customers or harder places, the larger one was relegated to easy large loads and just had few extensions and short chute with bail.
Here's a quick tip, if you suggest ways to the customers on how to make it easier most will generally do it. I've even flat out told people that I wasn't bringing it next year unless they changed the configuration, might not be very helpful for someone starting out but some will take advantage of you and do things to make life easier for themselves that can make things a whole lot harder for you. My general rule when getting a new customer was I'd tell them on the phone if I can't get it from the truck to where you want it it has to go somehwere and I wasn't going to kill myself to do it either, no buckets, no wheelbarrows etc. I'd also mentione that I am the very best coalman in the world and if I can't get it there no one can.
stokerscot wrote: The drivers loved it because they didn't have to take out a couple extra pieces to get to those far spots. Some of that would work great for a coal chute.
Too heavy...lol, you got to remember if you're doing a lot of coal deliveries locally you might be going to 10-12 houses in day. Beside you don't need it, these all telescope, the two main chutes are already to together. On a regular coal truck it already in position, just pull it out and extend it to where you need it.