COAL BIN Pics

Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: GettingStoked On: Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:34 pm

Nice Pclfal! Another guy with the studs on the inside :D Also, I like the shrubbery, with the path running down the middle... (a path a path) sorry, my monte python is kicking in. :mrgreen: but that really does look good.
GettingStoked
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing III

Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: Patrick On: Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:23 am

pclfal wrote:Thought I would try this!


That is a great looking coal bin. But you can get more in there!!

I had to take a few little chunks out to get the doors to close..
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ps.. Richard, I did install the furnace and now only have to put in the windows... :D
Patrick
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Mark II

Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: k9 Bara On: Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:30 am

vtec350 wrote:
k9 Bara wrote:How much is that holding?


Look at the bottom of the 3rd picture, 3 tons of rice.
Put your glasses on K9 :eek2: :lol: :P



Yup, got me on that one. :oops: :oops: :D
k9 Bara
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM
Coal Size/Type: Rice Anthricite


Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: pclfal On: Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:49 am

Thanks,
I really like like my coal bin. I thought that was wierd at first and then I started reading around this forum.
pclfal
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: Stoker 105K BTU

Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: 1st time coaler On: Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:21 pm

Its not full yet :mad: but here it is finally finished 8x6x8. 2x's 12" oc and 3/4 cdx ply and a gilotene type door made of old 1x12's that used to be shelving. :dancing:
Mark.
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Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Sep 15, 2008 6:45 am

1sttime... is that an electric panel in the coal bin? That cannot be covered. Other than that, if that's what I'm seeing, it's a good lookin' bin.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: 1st time coaler On: Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:32 am

freddy, that is an elec. panel, its getting moved around the corner in the next week or two.
Thanks.
Mark.
1st time coaler
 
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: koker

Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:26 am

1st time coaler wrote:elec. panel, its getting moved around the corner in the next week or two.


Fill 'er up! As long as the bottom is plenty secure to the floor it should work very well.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: ScottD On: Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:31 pm

The bin is even wired! See the outlet at the bottom left. 8-)
ScottD
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Hearth Stoker

Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: 1st time coaler On: Tue Sep 16, 2008 6:06 pm

Used to work for electrician! Rewiring whole house. If it can be wired it will be wired :idea:

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

PostBy: JohnnyAsbury On: Sat Sep 20, 2008 3:32 pm

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Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: AJtheNewbie On: Tue Sep 23, 2008 4:38 pm

Hey Everyone,

I am a newbie to coal heating and am trying to get this worked out before winter sets in in Central NY. Our old oil furnace is dead and the cost of fuel oil is more than I i ever want to pay after last winter. So we are going to take a first step and try using primarily a coal stove - we have a small ranch (approx. 1300 sq. ft. footprint - main floor and unfinished basement)

Since we are in "crunch time" - I am looking for tips on building a coal storage bin in the basement - we have gone back and forth with the idea of getting bulk which is obviouosly cheaper than bagged - but bagged may be our only option if we can't get a storage bin built fairly quickly

So - I was going to make it 4' x 8' x 4' ht (to hold approx. 3 tons of rice coal - I was going to put it in one corner of our basement - which means 2 sides would be concrete block exterior walls. What type of construction should I use for the rest?
2x4's and plywood? I can te the top into the floor joists above but will I need to secure it to the concrete basement floor? and what is the best way to do that? metal angles? What is the purpose of the "door"openings I have seen in some of the pics - is it for access as the coal level drops?

I would really appreciate any help you could offer me
AJtheNewbie
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: HyFire II

Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: GettingStoked On: Tue Sep 23, 2008 5:45 pm

I would get pressure treated 2x4 for the floor sil that is 8x4 in a L shape. Then use regular 2x4 lumber for your studs up to the floor joists. You should be able to toe-nail the studs to the sil and joists. You can use 1/2 inch or thicker of the cheapest plywood you can get. I used that exterior sheathing stuff, and it worked out fine. The opening in mine is a gillateen style I think its called.. and yes as the coal gets lower you remove the boards so you can shovel. see pic of bin on page 19 for reference.
GettingStoked
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing III

Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: ken On: Sun Sep 28, 2008 1:08 pm

access to my bin. getting kinda lazy in my older years. :D
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker - Rice Coal
Stove/Furnace Model: 75K - Bay Window - Direct Vent

Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: GettingStoked On: Wed Oct 01, 2008 12:06 pm

I think that hidden like that is awsome. How much can you store under the floor?
GettingStoked
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
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