COAL BIN Pics

Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: no74falcon On: Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:01 am

Thanks DVC. There are not any hinges but as you can see in these photos, the rib down the center acts as a lock when you slide it half way off. The bin is built very heavy (heavy enough that the wind won't blow the lid around although it is light enough to move the whole bin around very easily) and holds its shape very well when full. I did try this under my house one year with the rice coal although I found it to be just an extra time handling it after dumping the bags into the bin and then taking pale fulls and dumping them in the stove. My pale is metal and about the same size as a scuttle but with out the spout so I could either make one trip with the bag and dump it in the hopper, or dump the bags into the bin and make several trips with the bucket to fill the hopper. It was easier for my girlfriend at the time to handle but it only lasted until the bin had been emptied once.
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Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: rockwood On: Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:44 pm

The more I think about it I like that idea :gee: ...With one of those you can have the bin close to the house during winter and easily move it out of the way (out of sight) during summer even if there's still coal in it. One question though, are you using a feed scoop or shovel to fill buckets or just dipping the bucket in? Probably have to use a shovel when the bin gets down to half full or less...?
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Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: acesover On: Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:20 pm

this is not mine, but check it out

http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/atq/1534570239.html
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
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Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: no74falcon On: Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:39 pm

rockwood wrote:The more I think about it I like that idea :gee: ...With one of those you can have the bin close to the house during winter and easily move it out of the way (out of sight) during summer even if there's still coal in it. One question though, are you using a feed scoop or shovel to fill buckets or just dipping the bucket in? Probably have to use a shovel when the bin gets down to half full or less...?

Rockwood, I have just been dipping my pale and will have to try something when it gets lower as I remember doing when I tried the rice coal in it but this is the first load of nut coal so I will have to tip it on its side or something... I can't remember what I did with the rice.

I also want to add that one Spring, I bought some shavings and some baby chicks from our local farm store and raised some chicken poopin' poultry in it too.

Acesover, I wish I had an exrta $300! That is well worth the price for conversation alone...
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Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: no74falcon On: Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:44 pm

Ok... I sent a link to this board to my mother and she put me in the corner w/ my "dunce" hat on and informed me I needed to spell "pale"... "pail" Sorry everyone :roll:
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Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: rockwood On: Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:55 pm

Whoops :P
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Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: gwjwbw On: Sun Jan 10, 2010 6:02 pm

here is my coal bin, there is a 4" s.s. pipe inside thru the house into the coal hopper
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Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: Duengeon master On: Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:09 pm

:clap: :clap: Nice. Can you make me one like that?
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Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:15 pm

Duengeon master wrote::clap: :clap: Nice. Can you make me one like that?

Rich, thats EXACTLY what you need. :D
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Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: Madhatter On: Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:47 pm

Not the best pics. But this is mine. Hard to see but the back stack is two rows deep. So is the right side. 3000lbs of the good stuff. It 's about 14in lower in there then outside. Concrete floor. When it's realy cold out or windy i just shut myself in and fill the scuttle.
Please dont mind the Halloween stuff.















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Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: vermontday On: Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:21 am

Perhaps the best coal bin is no coal bin at all.
I have been using a pallet jack and skid mounted bulk bags to feed my EFM 520 boiler. The bulk bags are filled via coal truck chute. Then you seal them up and just switch skids when they run out. Each skid holds 2,700 lbs of coal, the equivelant of 54 fifty pound bags. It only takes a minute to switch skids. There is no mess and you have weeks of unattended coal feed.
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Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: ken On: Sat Mar 13, 2010 8:01 pm

Very impressive thinking and love the idea. NICE :D I just watched the slide show , that was real sweet. You knew all the moves to make her right. well done :D I just saw your other post , sorry.
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Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: vermontday On: Sat Mar 13, 2010 8:09 pm

Thanks!
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Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: vermontday On: Sat Mar 13, 2010 8:23 pm

Here are some of the advantages of skids/bulk bags;

1. Bulk coal price instead of bagged. Truck chutes coal into bulk bags.
2. No daily loading of bags, each bulk bag holds the equivalent of 54 fifty pound bags of coal, letting you go for weeks.
3. No mess, spillage, it is all sealed. Cleaner than a coal bin or bags.
4. They are great for low headroom cellars and windows where a coal bin would be impractical.
5. No shoveling, just kick the bag side to redistribute the last of the coal near the bottom.
6. You don't need to locate the boiler near a window, the skid/bulk bags can be located anywhere in your cellar.
7. They are easy to change and can be changed at any time to switch to biofuels.
8. You don't need to shovel out a coal bin or barrel if your auger gets clogged. You simply remove the skid.
9. The reusable skid/bulk bags are better for the environment, no bags.
10.It is the closest you can get to the convenience of oil without the oil price.
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Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: ken On: Sat Mar 13, 2010 8:26 pm

I think the 55 barrel is out. lol I would start doing setup in a heart beat if I could.
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