Temporary Coal Bin ?

Temporary Coal Bin ?

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Tue May 20, 2008 6:00 pm

Just saw this at a local hardware store, it's called the "Bagster" (search this word on google),costs 29.95. It's 4' x 8' x 2.5' high, holds something like 3 cubic yards of debris, though it seems that with a small frame supported around the top , it maybe could make a good temporary coal bin, though watch out for your sharp shovel. Likely can hold something like ~1.5 tons...May be good on the inside of your garage for newbie coalers until a permanent bin is made ? Comments welcome .
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Re: Temporary Coal Bin ?

PostBy: Devil505 On: Tue May 20, 2008 8:05 pm

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Re: Temporary Coal Bin ?

PostBy: spc On: Tue May 20, 2008 9:17 pm

Does anyone know how water tight they are? If so I would recommend making holes in the bottom for drainage.
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Re: Temporary Coal Bin ?

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Wed May 21, 2008 7:56 am

I just picked up 8 sheets of pressure treated 3/4" plywood for $40 at Lowes in the clearance section. Good material to construct a bin. Why waste the 30 bucks toward a temporary bin when that 30 bucks will go a long way toward a permanent bin?? :) Scott
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x4, 700. Van Wert 1200.
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: EFM 150, Keystoker 150
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck

Re: Temporary Coal Bin ?

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Wed May 21, 2008 4:39 pm

stokerscot wrote:I just picked up 8 sheets of pressure treated 3/4" plywood for $40 at Lowes in the clearance section. Good material to construct a bin. Why waste the 30 bucks toward a temporary bin when that 30 bucks will go a long way toward a permanent bin?? :) Scott



How much is left in that clearance section? :D
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Re: Temporary Coal Bin ?

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Wed May 21, 2008 10:01 pm

I was going to build some nice portable bins to transport the coal. Still short a couple sheets. :) Scott
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x4, 700. Van Wert 1200.
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: EFM 150, Keystoker 150
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck

Re: Temporary Coal Bin ?

PostBy: grizzly2 On: Thu May 22, 2008 8:46 pm

If you can't get a permanant bin built this year,I think it would be better to buy coal bagged by the ton if it is available to you. I built a 5 ton bin with $50 worth of OSB and 2X6s along with some scrap 2X4s and 2X6s I had in stock. I then built a guilitine :chop: hopper door out of scrap angle iron and steel plate. I would put the time and $ into something permanant if at all possible to do this year. :junmp:
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