Easier way to get coal from dump truck to my basement bin?

Re: Easier way to get coal from dump truck to my basement bin?

PostBy: larryfoster On: Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:07 pm

If I could find me one of them...
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Hot Blast 1557M
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Re: Easier way to get coal from dump truck to my basement bin?

PostBy: gambler On: Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:49 pm

One of the issues he is going to have is the "run of the mine" coal. Those words mean it is not sized. He could have chunks from quarter size to football size or bigger. So dumping it from the truck out of a small hole probably won't work. You almost need to dump it onto a conveyor belt and shoot it into the house.
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Re: Easier way to get coal from dump truck to my basement bin?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:44 pm

coaledsweat wrote:I cut a bunch of 55 gallon poly drums in half to make a chute. Stitched them to a ladder. The rounded shape and poly material aren't really coal flow friendly so you need additional angle, 5-10 degrees more should do it.


The bigger issue there might be that indentation ring if they have them. You want it smooth as possible, a single piece of frozen coal can screw up the whole works in the winter especially if it was a low pitch. It can be that sensitive to resistance. You wouldn't for example want screw heads or nails where the coal is moving.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
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Re: Easier way to get coal from dump truck to my basement bin?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:47 pm

Sunny Boy wrote:...... if you tack galvanized roof flashing to it's inner surfaces that will make it much slipperier then the wood can be.


You don;t want to use galvanized because the next time you go to use it it's probably going to be all corroded, most certainly will be corroded after a few times.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
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Re: Easier way to get coal from dump truck to my basement bin?

PostBy: lzaharis On: Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:54 pm

Would a piece of schedule 80 PVC and a plastic grain hopper work for you??
In use the plastic grain hopper sits on the ground and the grain is dumped into it
and then the grain auger lifts it up into a truck or bin.

If you have enough room for a piece of 8 inch round PVC to fit in the coal door an 8 inch tube plastic grain hopper should work as the dump box would slowly dump the coal in the grain hopper that would be sitting on a piece of plywood set on a pair of saw horses.
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Re: Easier way to get coal from dump truck to my basement bin?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:56 pm

gambler wrote:One of the issues he is going to have is the "run of the mine" coal. Those words mean it is not sized. He could have chunks from quarter size to football size or bigger. So dumping it from the truck out of a small hole probably won't work. You almost need to dump it onto a conveyor belt and shoot it into the house.


We used to chute stove and some of that was oversized, about as big as softball. If you are having difficulty controlling it with the gate you can stop it with a broom. If it's not going down the chute it will only really pile up at the top, we had two pieces of stainless that slid over the corners of the chute to make it a little higher there.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
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Re: Easier way to get coal from dump truck to my basement bin?

PostBy: titleist1 On: Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:00 pm

Tyvek is pretty slippery. I used it on the sloped side walls of the coal bin and it has held up well. I just stapled it in place. I happen to have it left over from rehab projects but I know home depot sells it in smaller rolls.
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Re: Easier way to get coal from dump truck to my basement bin?

PostBy: larryfoster On: Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:19 pm

Thanks for all the responses.
After my first batch or so, I have been using screened coal for a couple years.
Certainly, some ideas to ponder
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Hot Blast 1557M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous run of mine
Other Heating: Propane Kerosene


Re: Easier way to get coal from dump truck to my basement bin?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:46 pm

I use the kid's slide to get my bagged coal down the stairs. :)
Anything that works.
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Re: Easier way to get coal from dump truck to my basement bin?

PostBy: Lightning On: Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:57 pm

coaledsweat wrote:I use the kid's slide to get my bagged coal down the stairs. :)
Anything that works.


Hey that gives me an idea! I usually try to push coal to the opposite Corner of my bin while it's being poured in. I think I can do something with this. :)
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Re: Easier way to get coal from dump truck to my basement bin?

PostBy: larryfoster On: Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:42 pm

Ready to make prototype #1.
I got 2X6 for the side rails and 2X4 for the bottom "stringers"
1/2" plywood for the chute bottom.
Temporarily, I'm going to use flashing because I have it.

Still thinking about support legs for the end away from the coal bin.

May just try saw horses.
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Hot Blast 1557M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous run of mine
Other Heating: Propane Kerosene

Re: Easier way to get coal from dump truck to my basement bin?

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:45 pm

How's the coal chute project coming along, Larry?
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
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Re: Easier way to get coal from dump truck to my basement bin?

PostBy: larryfoster On: Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:00 pm

Just got the material yesterday.
May build it over the weekend
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Hot Blast 1557M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous run of mine
Other Heating: Propane Kerosene

Re: Easier way to get coal from dump truck to my basement bin?

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:02 pm

larryfoster wrote:Just got the material yesterday.
May build it over the weekend

Be sure to post pictures
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Re: Easier way to get coal from dump truck to my basement bin?

PostBy: larryfoster On: Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:07 pm

Will do but it won't be that impressive
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Hot Blast 1557M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous run of mine
Other Heating: Propane Kerosene