I use this reusable storage system
I guess that settles the old "paper or plastic" issue!!! Great idea.
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..