# Size of a 1 Ton Coal Bin

### Size of a 1 Ton Coal Bin

Hello can anyone help me on the size of a 1 ton coal bin thanks.
bernie2925

Stove/Furnace Make: harmon mark2

### Re: Size of a 1 Ton Coal Bin

4 x 8 x 2 = 64 Cubic FT Approx. 1.6 tons
4 x 8 x 3 = 96 Cubic FT Approx. 2.4 tons
4 x 8 x 4 = 128 Cubic FT Approx. 3.2 tons
4 x 8 x 5 = 160 Cubic FT Approx. 4 tons
4 x 8 x 6 = 192 Cubic FT Approx. 4.8 tons
5 x 8 x 2 = 80 Cubic FT Approx. 2 tons
5 x 8 x 3 = 120 Cubic FT Approx. 3 tons
5 x 8 x 4 = 160 Cubic FT Approx. 4 tons
5 x 8 x 5 = 200 Cubic FT Approx. 5 tons
5 x 8 x 6 = 240 Cubic FT Approx. 6 tons
4 x 10 x 2 = 80 Cubic FT Approx. 2 tons
4 x 10 x 3 = 120 Cubic FT Approx. 3 tons
4 x 10 x 4 = 160 Cubic FT Approx. 4 tons
4 x 10 x 5 = 200 Cubic FT Approx. 5 tons
spc

Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

### Re: Size of a 1 Ton Coal Bin

Roughly 40 cubic feet per ton. This varies a little, but it is pretty close..

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Greg L
LsFarm

Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

### Re: Size of a 1 Ton Coal Bin

spc wrote:4 x 8 x 4 = 128 Cubic FT Approx. 3.2 tons

Genrally this size is easiest to build because that's the size plywood is.

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Richard S.

Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

### Re: Size of a 1 Ton Coal Bin

When determining the size keep in mind most Coal delivery guys now have a 2 Ton min. and it is good to have some extra room for mixing and separating batches.
coalstoves

Stove/Furnace Make: Harman and Liberty
Stove/Furnace Model: Magnum and Victory 700

### Re: Size of a 1 Ton Coal Bin

Just want to thank you all for the info.
bernie2925

Stove/Furnace Make: harmon mark2

### Re: Size of a 1 Ton Coal Bin

How rugged does the bin have to be? If I build on a concrete base, and bolt the bottom wall plates into the concrete, will 2" x 4" framed walls with half-inch plywood be adequate for 4' x 8' bin 4 feet high? Or will the walls bulge out when it is filled?
rberq

Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300 with hopper
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Nut
Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators, propane

### Re: Size of a 1 Ton Coal Bin

If framed like the wall of a house, with top and bottom plate with studs on 2' centers and sheethed in 1/2" plywood you will have enough strength to keep the walls from bulging or bursting. Be sure to put the plywood on the inside of the wall, not on the outside. Otherwise the weight may push the plywood off the framework. Also you will need to keep the walls from spreading apart. I plan to build a bin on my concrete slab garage floor, but do not wish to drill anchor holes in the floor. I will run 2X4s from one side to the other at four foot intervals at floor level and across the top. I am planning to use 4X4 uprights every four feet (instead of 2X4 studs every two feet), and make them 6 feet high so I can run a cross-brace from one side to the other, and be able to walk under it. My bin will be 4' wide, 4' high sides, and 12' long. I think that any bin of this width and height, longer than 4' will need to be tied together side to side, top and bottom.
grizzly2

Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 30 - 95
Coal Size/Type: pea and nut/ anthracite
Other Heating: Jotul #3 wood stove in garage. Oil backup in house. Electric backup in house.

### Re: Size of a 1 Ton Coal Bin

IN the top of this forum, there is a link for Coal Bin Photos, you can get ideas form the members of all the different sorts of bins we have all come up with. anything from 1 ton to 20 ton areas to store coal.

COAL BIN Pics
WNY

Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

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Thanks for the ideas, Grizzly. I'd also prefer not to drill into the concrete slab, so I'll follow your suggestion for cross ties. I wanted to use the cross ties at the top anyway, but thought it would be very inconvenient to be ducking under them all the time. DUH! It never occurred to me to just make the uprights six feet long so I wouldn't be bumping my head. I guess it's obvious that carpentry and thinking are not my strong suits.
rberq

Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300 with hopper
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Nut
Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators, propane

### Re: Size of a 1 Ton Coal Bin

Any thoughts of a cheap bin mad of pallets?
submarines

Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Mk 2

### Re: Size of a 1 Ton Coal Bin

submarines wrote:Any thoughts of a cheap bin mad of pallets?

I don't see why it wouldn't work.
Back in 1984 a friends father built a barn out of pallets that he got for free from where he worked. They were the solid pallets.
I just ran into my friends father about a month ago and I asked him if the pallet barn was still standing. He said it is still there and in pretty good shape.
gambler

Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

### Re: Size of a 1 Ton Coal Bin

I'm preparing to make a coal bin or "pair of coal bins" from 275 gallon oil tanks. I've got one tank so far ... free. I'm going to cut a rectangular panel from the ends of the tanks and a hole in the top for filling. I'll have to make some removable sectional door panels for the front. I'll get some pix up, when I get into the project. Each tank, should hold a ton of coal.
Dallas

Hand Fed Coal Stove: Modified Russo C-35
Other Heating: Oil Hot Air
Stove/Furnace Make: Russo
Stove/Furnace Model: Modified C-35

### Re: Size of a 1 Ton Coal Bin

Thanks!

I just love doing things free!
submarines

Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Mk 2

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Well, I have finally gotten started on the coal bin I mentioned above. I am going 5' high with the sides and only 10' long to save floor space. I will use band iron for the bottom cross bracing if I can get some free or cheap. that way it will lay flat so I don't have to step over it. Also make shoveling the last of the coal up easier. My coal dealer uses a grain wagon with a little trap door near the bottom that slides up and down and is activated with a leaver, to dispense coal at a controlled rate so he can fill bags. He said I could get one at any farm store for about \$20. Our local farm store only carries a big version of that for \$40. Does anybody know where I can find one on-line? I have searched with no success.
grizzly2

Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 30 - 95
Coal Size/Type: pea and nut/ anthracite
Other Heating: Jotul #3 wood stove in garage. Oil backup in house. Electric backup in house.