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.