COAL BIN Pics

Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: brckwlt On: Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:58 pm

here is my coal bin that was already with the house when i purchased it. The house is from the late 1800's to early 1900's. the original owners must of burnt coal or some one down the line. The owner before us certainly didnt. This coal bin can hold approx 15 ton from the measurements i took.
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As you can see there isnt any coal in it yet. Just old junk the previous owner left us. Although there is some coal and big chunks of coal all over the basement floor. Not sure what kind i never inspected it to closely.

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Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: TdiDave On: Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:21 pm

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Any one know how i could calculate how much coal this will hold ? I'll get some detailed measurements tomorrow in the day light. But the outside frame is 10' x 6'
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Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:38 pm

Post a few measurements to help someone figure it out. Length, width, auger to top, and top to start of slant. Looks like you need to find a burner and get that baby filled. Nice bin!!!! :) Scott
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Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Mar 31, 2009 4:50 am

It's about 40 cubic feet per ton, assuming that's about 3 feet deep and accounting for the sloped sides a very rough estimate is about 3 tons level with the top. If you have a 10*6 area you'll get another 1.5 ton per foot you go upwards.

If I had went through the trouble to build something like that the auger would be feeding something that went directly to stoker or what ever it is you have. For example I'd be pushing the coal into a PVC pipe on the end that fed the hopper inside the basement if that is what you have.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
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Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: rockwood On: Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:01 am

TdiDave,
Did you get your chimney built yet? How did it go?
On second thought...Could you update your chimney progress on the "new chimney project" thread you started so this thread stays on topic.
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Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: TdiDave On: Sun May 17, 2009 9:37 am

Coal bin is in place now. I think i may wrap it in tin, and make some kind of lid.
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Notice the Coal, Heatpump, Propane, Oil. I wonder my self.....
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Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sun May 17, 2009 10:55 am

It's Nice to have options!!! :D :lol:

maybe a dozen cord of wood along that open wall would round out things??
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Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: Razzler On: Sun May 17, 2009 5:16 pm

TdiDave, How much coal will it hold?
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Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: 26Weeks On: Sun May 17, 2009 6:55 pm

Will you put a bearing on the end or wont you need one? I vote for spell check on here for me only. Whats the motor and gearing? Hope it works out looks kool. Thanks Brian
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Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: TdiDave On: Mon May 18, 2009 10:20 am

26Weeks wrote:Will you put a bearing on the end or wont you need one? I vote for spell check on here for me only. Whats the motor and gearing? Hope it works out looks kool. Thanks Brian


I dont think it needs a bearing on the end the augor just kind-of moves around in the pipe, not sure about the motor or gearing. I picked this thing up with my used LL Pocono.

If my calculations are right it should hold about 2 ton.
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Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: tboonie On: Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:27 pm

How do you fill the 55 gallon drums??? Will they fill them for you at the breaker or do you have to shovel them full at the breaker yourself? Sorry for all the questions, but I just ordered my VF3000 today and I've never burnt coal before. I'm not sure if I want to do an outside bin, or knock a whole in my basement wall to make a trap door for delivery and build an indoor bin. I do have a ground level 48" wide door into my basement and thought using a dolly with 55 gallon plastic barrels might be nice. If I had enough barrels, do you think the delivery guy would fill the barrels at my house? Just trying to find the best option. I have a 2 month old, so I don't think the hole in the basement wall, inside bin is an option for this year.

Thanks for all your help.
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Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: 009to090 On: Fri Jun 12, 2009 5:33 pm

tboonie wrote:How do you fill the 55 gallon drums??? Thanks for all your help.

tboonie, how about just having a bulk deliveryof coal, and have them dump it on a tarp, for this year? Cover it over with another tarp. Next year, (or during the winter) you can make plans for a more permanent storage bin. :D :idea:
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Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: tboonie On: Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:03 am

Anyone have pics of their coal chutes? I"m looking to knock a block out of my basement wall and build a coal chute in. Any suggestions on width, angle of chute, line the plywood chute with what type of sheet metal (aluminum, galvanized, etc.)? I want to build a box around it outside that I can try and seal off when not in use. The wife doesn't want any bugs, spiders, etc. coming in the chute.

Any help with suggestions, pics would be great!

Thanks,

Terry
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Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:31 am

If you're knocking just the cinder block out they make little cast iron doors to fit the hole. If you have intentions on getting it delivered I'd suggest not putting anything. What you can do is knock the corners off on the inside so it has like a funnel shape. That's inside the house.
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Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:59 am

I am installing a chute, 10" schedule 40 (cost me $7.00 per foot) through my block foundation with a fernco. co cap (all rubber with a stainless band clamp $40 ) the fernco cap was 1/2 the price of a std. cap and will come off easier and should seal well. I plan on useing a round piece of plywood with some insulation before I put on the cap. The wost part is I must go through 2 walls, 1 foundation,1 knee wall in my crall space, so I drilled a small hole and inserted 1/2 inch pipe to get my angle of 40 deg. :idea:
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