Our Glenwood 109

Re: Our Glenwood 109

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:45 pm

Any idea as to how many pounds of coal you screened to get the pail of fines to that level ??
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Re: Our Glenwood 109

PostBy: tcalo On: Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:52 pm

windyhill4.2 wrote:Any idea as to how many pounds of coal you screened to get the pail of fines to that level ??

That's my ash pail so it's ash and fines mixed. Hard to say exactly how much. Most of my bin was ok, now that I'm at the bottom of my bin it seems this is where all the fines settled.
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Re: Our Glenwood 109

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:09 pm

tcalo wrote:So after much trial and error I believe I came up with something that works quite well for screening my coal. The pail with the screen in it worked good and left me with nice size pieces suitable for my stove. However it was quite dusty and left me with a huge amount of leftover smaller coal. I felt it was a waste to just toss it since I did pay for it. It was also a bit of a pita to shake. Not to mention it left me with a nose full of coal dust as well!!!

So with a stack of extra plywood at my job I got to work. I used 3/4" finished plywood and basically built a long box open on one end. I attached 2 handles across the top for easy handling. I decided to use 1/2" mesh screen which screens out all the unusable coal, basically leaving behind pebbles and dust. I incorporated an access panel in the back to dump the fines. I load the box with a few shovel loads of coal and dump it into my hod. I pull the access panel out and dump the fines into my ash pail. Simple as that!!! My hands stay a lot cleaner and it's not as dusty. I would rather screen out some of the smaller stuff, but I was just getting way too much of it.

I know how we love pictures...enjoy!


Brilliantly simple design, Tom. And well built, too.

If I didn't have coal heat and was in need of wearing a hat indoors,.... I'd give it a tip to your skills ! ;)

Paul
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Re: Our Glenwood 109

PostBy: KingCoal On: Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:44 pm

Tom,

nice sifter box, but the pics of it on the drive (?) are kind of tough for me to gauge size from, can you show a pic of the box and a hod near one another ?

thanks,
steve
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Re: Our Glenwood 109

PostBy: tcalo On: Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:35 am

KingCoal wrote:Tom,

nice sifter box, but the pics of it on the drive (?) are kind of tough for me to gauge size from, can you show a pic of the box and a hod near one another ?

thanks,
steve


Steve,

The box measures 30L x 14W x 7H. After trying several ideas I knew I wanted something long to help screen the coal with little effort.

Tom
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Re: Our Glenwood 109

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:09 am

Tom, you have a PM. Enjoy. ;)

Paul
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
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