Freddy wrote:Sorry to hear you had a blow out. I feel bad for you. The ratchet strap idea sounds good. Putting one near the top and another partway down would help keep other corners from giving way. Maybe lay a couple pieces of plywood up and strap them in. Yaaaa, get the straps on a bit loose. Slide plywood down from the top, slicing through the leaking coal, tighten straps as you go. Then shovel leade coal back in. Make a better repair next yr. That's assuming you can get straps around it.
Sounds like a plan once the ice and snow melt from last night!
This is why I love these forums... I may never have thought of using my straps, but I have them... and its so simple.. but one person thinks of something that another person overlooks..
I said to my wife the other day, it seems uncomprehendable (sp) how we got by years ago without the Internet.