carmangeea wrote:We are moving the coal inside this year. Getting too old to keep hauling it in not to mention keeping it dry. We built a coal bin in the back of the garage. We were going to put a window in the block wall but then I started seeing the coal chute doors. Called Dad but he and everyone else just used the windows in the basement, no old doors hanging around. I would prefer a door but don't know where to look. I would prefer to buy used also. Was that something that was used more in the mid west or western pa or what? What about the opening inside the garage where we will shovel the coal from? I asked Dad again and what he remembers doing is putting boards across the opening and removing one about 2 feet off the bottom (dirt floor) and it would stop flowing as it jammed up. I don't want it to all come out all over the garage floor.