Need a coal chute door

Need a coal chute door

PostBy: carmangeea On: Sun Jun 21, 2015 2:31 pm

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.
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Re: Need a coal chute door

PostBy: Den034071 On: Sun Jun 21, 2015 7:27 pm

Car look on Google seems up near Scranton someone was making nice steel 24 times 24 inch doors .jack
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Re: Need a coal chute door

PostBy: Starting Out On: Sun Jun 21, 2015 8:13 pm

You can call Mark's Supply in Shenandoah, Pa. They sell anything and everything coal related. Ask for Joe or John. The number is 570-462-0748. I'm sure they would have them, if not they will know who does.
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Re: Need a coal chute door

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Sun Jun 21, 2015 10:41 pm

I can't seem to pull my pics from the file on this computer & i don't know how to link to a pic in a different thread. If you look at my thread "From OWB to EFM520 installed in truck box ",page 6 ,scroll down to pic of light coming thru what i call "corn crib slats",with this system , the bottom board or bottom 2 boards can be pulled which only allows a little bit of coal to flow out at any time,allows you to shovel coal & still have more coal there for the next shovel full without the overflow mess.
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Re: Need a coal chute door

PostBy: Cuzz01 On: Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:08 am

This is my 2 1/2 - 3 ton rice coal bin. During construction I added the chutes, I attached 3/4" over the molding strips giving me a bit over 1/4" play. I had several old street signs built sturdy handles to pull up slowly. After I got my first load I tested and worked nicely.

Otherwise, I have seen doors several places on the internet for sale, don't forget that once you open a clean out door type, you open the flood gate. :D
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Re: Need a coal chute door

PostBy: McGiever On: Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:11 am

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.


Are you wanting a hinged metal door type for loading into the bin from the outside?
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Re: Need a coal chute door

PostBy: carmangeea On: Sat Jun 27, 2015 7:40 pm

Thanks for the reply. I have not been able to be on the internet because of several days of power outage due to the recent storms. I am looking for the door from the outside to load the coal into the garage.
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Re: Need a coal chute door

PostBy: Cuzz01 On: Sun Jun 28, 2015 3:33 am

Perhaps a chimney clean out door?
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Re: Need a coal chute door

PostBy: blrman07 On: Sun Jun 28, 2015 4:42 am

Try PMing Berlin..,....

Coal chute door
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Re: Need a coal chute door

PostBy: Cuzz01 On: Thu Oct 29, 2015 4:20 am

Being owner of the photo in the post I can tell you that I was very hesitant in opening the "flood gates" the first time! It was very UN-nerving pulling up the door.

Being so close to the ground I had placed a cement mixing tray under a door with buckets at the ready.

The door slid up easy enough 1 1/2 -- 2" (don't go crazy!), allowing the coal to spill out, judging the amount for filling a 5 gal. bucket I pushed back down. It Worked!

Enough of the dramatics. Although the design is simple it comes with a slight flaw, you cannot push the door all the way back down to the "floor" as small pieces fill the track bottom. But the way gravity and back pressure work, the "flood" stops on the chute ramp.

I believe that no matter which door you choose if it is at the bottom of the bin you will have the same issue. Unless you build with take out boards, doing so you could get above the coal and shovel coal out. Let gravity do the work!

Filling buckets today, will post photos.
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Re: Need a coal chute door

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:07 am

Or do it this way,take out 1 or 2 of the bottom boards,never lose the whole bin full,only flows as coal is taken away.
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Re: Need a coal chute door

PostBy: McGiever On: Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:21 am

All good ways for getting the coal "OUT" of the bin...
The OP was looking for a Door at the other end...loading the coal "INTO" the bin. :)
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Re: Need a coal chute door

PostBy: Cuzz01 On: Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:55 am

In it is, my door!
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Re: Need a coal chute door

PostBy: McGiever On: Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:12 am

Oops, should of said he wants door to a bin that is under the house, inside through a exterior wall. :)
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Re: Need a coal chute door

PostBy: Protrucker On: Sun Jul 31, 2016 7:16 am

How big of a door are you looking for?
Would a cast iron chimney cleanout door be big enough?

If you're looking for something larger, how about a cast iron door that's made for a barrel stove kit? You might be able to find a used barrel stove cheap & just take the cast iron door off it. Or, you could get a whole barrel stove kit new at Tractor Supply for just over $50.
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