The more I think about it I like that idea
...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...