Richard S. wrote: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.
Problem is, the cinder block I'm knocking out is about 6 inches below ground level. I'm building a 16" x 16" x 16" 3 sided box to go up against the wall. Inside the box will be a slanted chute with aluminum that will go into the hole I will knock out. I built the box and chute today, i juste have to put some aluminum sheeting on the chute yet and I'll take a photo. I'm going to make a hinged lid for the box with some weather stripping to try and keep all the bugs and spiders out (to please my wife, who, as we all know is the true boss).
I'm also going to keep the chute level in length with the inside wall so that I can mount a door on the inside as well with some weather striping foam.
Does this sound reasonable? Is a 16" wide chute into the basement wide enough? I have about a 30 degree angle on the chute and the chute itself is only about 20" long. I also have the top of the chute setting down inside the box by about 6 or 8 inches. I'll try to post some pics tomorrow.