Bratkinson wrote:5. Figure out why, 2 days after completion, all 4 front legs of the bin are 1/2" off the ground! Everything was plumb and level when I built it! Could the kiln-dried 2x4s I used on the front have shrunk THAT MUCH in 2 days???
Hey Bruce, it looks great! So as I uderstand it, you walk a couple bags over to the exterior chute, and dump them into your mini-bin, so you don't have to carry the bags downstairs. Great idea.
To answer question #5, YES. Wet 2x4s could easily shrink that much, especially if you had the stove burning for thos two days. Slip some pressure-teated 1/2" plywood under each leg, so the 2x4s are not resting on the concrete floor.
Also, you mentioned the exterior 'funnel' you made, had a 'D' shaped opening, into the 4" PVC pipe. I would leave the D shaped opening. Because, if you ever got a blockage there, it would be at the narrowest point, the D shape in the funnel. That would be easier to clear, than if a blockage occured in the 4" PVC pipe. Too bad you didn't use 6" or 8" PVC, or even stove pipe. a wider pipe would work better. Ok, thats Plan C ?
The bin looks great!