COAL BIN Pics

Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Aug 15, 2008 12:24 pm

The stairs are a good idea but getting to the coal as you have it set up is going to get old quick.

How about if you built the last two (or three steps if they were standard sized ones) on hinges so you could just lift the entire bottom portion up?
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: DavidL On: Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:47 pm

coalkirk wrote:Nice looking bin Davidl. I would suggest you devise some way to prop the lid open that won't pop out and smash your fingers or worse, your head. I think in terms of general appearance, you should get first prize.



traderfjp wrote:We shoud have a contest for the best looking bin. I know who is getting my vote.


Thanks for the comments. I had to make it look like that to please my wife or it would have been a no go.
DavidL
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Energy King
Stove/Furnace Model: 480EK

Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: traderfjp On: Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:51 pm

I was curious on how you would remove the coal when it gets low. Is there a small hatch door some where or do u have to lean over into the box.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing 3


Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: DavidL On: Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:16 pm

traderfjp wrote:I was curious on how you would remove the coal when it gets low. Is there a small hatch door some where or do u have to lean over into the box.




The boards in front are sitting in grooves, so when the coal gets lower I just slide the boards up and out of the way.
DavidL
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Energy King
Stove/Furnace Model: 480EK

Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: 218Bee On: Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:41 pm

Very nice, DavidL..your just over the hill from me.

No Clematis, but here's my version....with 4 ton of Hudson rice.
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Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: chabbo On: Sun Aug 17, 2008 10:49 am

Here is a picture of my recently constructed coal bin filled with 5.5 tons of rice coal. I am now ready to stoke the EFM 520 (once the installation is complete):

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Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
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Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: 1st time coaler On: Sun Aug 17, 2008 11:22 am

chabbo, If I may ask what are the measurments of your bin?

mark
1st time coaler
 
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker
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Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Aug 17, 2008 11:31 am

You need about 40 cubic feet per ton of usable space.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: DavidL On: Sun Aug 17, 2008 4:42 pm

218Bee wrote:Very nice, DavidL..your just over the hill from me.

No Clematis, but here's my version....with 4 ton of Hudson rice.


Who do you buy your coal from? I bought my chestnut coal from Mirabito; $285 per ton delivered.
DavidL
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Energy King
Stove/Furnace Model: 480EK

Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: chabbo On: Sun Aug 17, 2008 5:01 pm

Mark:

My bin is 6' (W) x 8' (L) x 9' (H), although the coal is only up to about 7 feet high in the bin. I have a sloped floor too, which uses up some space, but hopefully will allow me to fill it only once a year to feed the auger and worm.

Manny
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Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: BIG BEAM On: Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:21 pm

DavidL wrote:
218Bee wrote:Very nice, DavidL..your just over the hill from me.

No Clematis, but here's my version....with 4 ton of Hudson rice.


Who do you buy your coal from? I bought my chestnut coal from Mirabito; $285 per ton delivered.


There's a new guy selling coal in Smyrna.He will go to any breaker you want in PA.I got 5 ton of superior(nut) from him in the spring,gave .5 ton to a friend to try.His name is Chad Treadway 607-627-6545.It was 250.00 ton bagged in the spring I'm sure it's more now.Give him a call great guy.
DON
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Stove/Furnace Make: USS Hot blast
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Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: CoaLen On: Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:01 am

This will be my first year burning coal so things are certainly subject to change.
Right now my plan is this: I've purchased 6 tons of bagged coal and have it stored, undercover, in various locations around the house and shop. The coal I will work out of will be stored in the garage. I've installed a wall mounted pine box on the garage wall and run a PVC pipe out of the bottom, down thru the rim joist and into the basement.
In the basement, the pipe terminates at the top of a wooden box that contains a 5 gallon plastic bucket. This box is located a few steps from my furnace.
When I need coal, I cut open a bag, dump it in the box, then walk down the steps, pull the filled bucket out and dump it in the hopper. I don't plan to store it in the basement because I don't want to carry 60 bags down the steps everytime I get a skid of coal, and I no longer have and kids at home to help me "chute" it through a basement window so I decided not to go that way.
Anyhow, here are a couple of photos:
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Coal Size/Type: rice

Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: Devil505 On: Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:07 am

Very ingenious claridon, but is that pvc pipe big enough for the coal to flow easily & not get jammed, & is there a way to do it without the elbows which will will just create choke points? I assume you have tried dumping a whole bag...How does it work?
(I would be tempted to go with maybe 6"-8" pvc & have a bigger, funnel shaped receptacle off the nice white wall, to dump the bags into in the garage)
Just my 2 cents :)
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Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: Adamiscold On: Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:28 am

Damn, I love that idea. :love: I wonder if the end of the chute could go right into the top of my hopper? Now that would be sweet only having to touch the coal once until after it was turned into ashes. :gee:


Great job, very creative. :clap: :up:
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Stove/Furnace Make: Chubby Sr. Old School

Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: traderfjp On: Wed Aug 20, 2008 12:04 pm

That's a great setup. I think I would have used a 4" or larger pipe into 3" pipe at the box and then 3" all the way down to the bucket for a faster flow but if it works then it doesn't matter.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
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