COAL BIN Pics

Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Oct 25, 2008 10:45 pm

I finished the roof on my outdoor coal storage 'bin'. Last year the bin was roughly 12'x20'x6', this year I doubled the width, and raised the walls another 2'.
So this 'bin' now is roughly the size of a two car garage, 24'x20x8'.

Last year I had a tent top stretched over the bin, with a ridge beam to support the tent.. this didn't hold up well or stay taut enough to get snow to slide off. So I ended up with a sagging tent top dripping water onto the coal despite the cover.. and I had frozen coal. The auger on an AxemanAnderson will not feed if it has a frozen lump of coal near the auger inlet.. so having frozen coal is not a good thing at all.

I haven't figured out my sliding doors for the bin yet,, but soon I'll have some form of weather proofing on the west facing opening..

Greg L
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Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Sat Oct 25, 2008 10:57 pm

Six 4x8 sheets stood up would work perfectly for your doors. Add a double track system from TSC and you could open any part of the bin to the loader. Boy,,, that is the "mother of all coal bins" :) Scott
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Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: traderfjp On: Sat Oct 25, 2008 11:05 pm

That's a serious coal bin. Nice work.
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Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: ScottD On: Sun Oct 26, 2008 12:19 am

Greg,
That is a property I would dream of owning! You have quite the layout! Our 1/4 of an acre here in MA seems like a postage stamp compared to that.
Good job on your bin Greg! :clap:

Scott
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Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Oct 26, 2008 12:37 am

Thanks ScottD,, this place could be yours !! :shock: :lol:

Stokerscott, thanks, I think I'll drive over to TSC tomorrow and look at the door track kits.

Greg L.
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Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: StanT On: Sun Oct 26, 2008 6:18 pm

Our coal bins, high one 4 ton low one 3 ton, No shovel, Love it

Stan
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Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:22 pm

StanT, cool designs! How do you fill the tall one?

Greg...lookin' good! Ohhhh, the things we do to keep our boilers happy. :) The birds are going to love you. I trust your front end loader is 7'11"?
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Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: StanT On: Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:24 pm

The delivery coal truck goes 10 ft high,

Stan
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Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: coalmeister On: Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:36 pm

[quote="LsFarm"]I finished the roof on my outdoor coal storage 'bin'. Last year the bin was roughly 12'x20'x6', this year I doubled the width, and raised the walls another 2'.
So this 'bin' now is roughly the size of a two car garage, 24'x20x8'.

Last year I had a tent top stretched over the bin, with a ridge beam to support the tent.. this didn't hold up well or stay taut enough to get snow to slide off. So I ended up with a sagging tent top dripping water onto the coal despite the cover.. and I had frozen coal. The auger on an AxemanAnderson will not feed if it has a frozen lump of coal near the auger inlet.. so having frozen coal is not a good thing at all.

I haven't figured out my sliding doors for the bin yet,, but soon I'll have some form of weather proofing on the west facing opening..

Greg L
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That aint no coal bin, that's an in law apartment or something! :lol: :lol:
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Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Oct 26, 2008 11:18 pm

Yes, my small loader is only 7' high,, I have a old Hough loader that will also fit under the trusses..

I have an unloading ramp in front of the building that will take a semi load so I can push it under the roof.

I also have another bin out back to take a semi load and I can transfer it to dry storage during warm weather.

Greg L.
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Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: coal berner On: Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:59 am

LsFarm wrote:I finished the roof on my outdoor coal storage 'bin'. Last year the bin was roughly 12'x20'x6', this year I doubled the width, and raised the walls another 2'.
So this 'bin' now is roughly the size of a two car garage, 24'x20x8'.

Last year I had a tent top stretched over the bin, with a ridge beam to support the tent.. this didn't hold up well or stay taut enough to get snow to slide off. So I ended up with a sagging tent top dripping water onto the coal despite the cover.. and I had frozen coal. The auger on an AxemanAnderson will not feed if it has a frozen lump of coal near the auger inlet.. so having frozen coal is not a good thing at all.

I haven't figured out my sliding doors for the bin yet,, but soon I'll have some form of weather proofing on the west facing opening..

Greg L
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Very nice Greg But I think I would not pay that Guy in the brown top he does not look like he is doing any work Just standing around with his hands in his pockets no check / cash for him
:lol: :lol:
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Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: Adamiscold On: Mon Oct 27, 2008 9:05 am

Stan I like the setup of the low one maximizing the usage of the bin by using both sides. Great job.
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Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: Bud L On: Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:34 am

Greg,
The only thing left for you to do is install a breaker. :D
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Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: LsFarm On: Tue Oct 28, 2008 2:41 pm

If I could hook up with a trucking company, I'd haul in rice and nut and retail the stuff, but I'd have to put in a scale, and I'd have to be there to sell it.. I'm gone typically 15-18 days per month, on the road, so I'd have a pretty narrow window for retail sales..
I get PM's all the time about coal retailers.

Greg L.
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Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: coalmeister On: Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:46 pm

"I'm gone typically 15-18 days per month, on the road, so I'd have a pretty narrow window for retail sales.."

Greg, What road would that be? The Jeppesen highway? :D :D
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