COAL BIN Pics

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PostBy: jrn8265 On: Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:42 am

Dennis, what do you not like about the tamaqua south pockets coal?

I burned 5 tons last year and found it to be great!
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PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:01 am

I was wondering the same thing, STCP carries a pretty good reputation.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
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Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

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PostBy: Dennis On: Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:30 am

hi, there was nothing really wrong with STCP. I have nothing to compare it with since it is the only coal i have burned so far,good heat,i never had a problem with clinkers and my boiler is always over 170. My problem was where i got my coal from ,there was alot of pea sized mixed in with the nut from being handled too many times and falls thru my grates into the ash pan.Many people on the fourm claims UAE is on of the best, so i decided to get my coal directly from the breaker to have more larger sized nut without the pea sized mixed in. Dennis
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
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PostBy: Dennis On: Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:12 pm

Rob & jrn8265,does your ash come out chunky also,so far i've burned 562.5 lbs. with 96 lbs. ash, does that sound about right Dennis
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size

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PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:14 pm

Considering you are having some coal fall through the grates, that is reasonable. Perhaps you can shake a little less and have less unburned coal pass through.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
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Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

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PostBy: Dennis On: Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:21 pm

rob, just this summer i have installed a master grate shaker(shakes all 3 at the same time) and have done much better this year. I will be comparing STCP and UAE this year and make a new thread. Dennis
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size

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PostBy: NorthernIndiana On: Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:45 pm

My 5 year old boy loading the buckets. I built the bin this summer. 4x4x8 holds 3 ton, but I only have 2.5 tons of nut in it. I wish I had ordered a full 3 tons as 2.5 is not going to last the winter at this rate. Material cost was $283, 4x6 skids & paint not included in the price. I went with cheap 3/4" cdx plywood for the floor, when it rots out I'm going to buy one of the local fiberglass bins for $400.
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PostBy: watkinsdr On: Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:47 pm

Here are some pictures of my new 8x8x6 bin. I built it out of 3/4 plywood bolted to pressure treated 4x4s. It should hold about 9.6 tons minus the area for the auger's doghouse. Having automated feeding via the auger to the boiler is a beautiful thing! One side is supported by my concrete foundation; but, I was a little concerned about the other three sides---so I added three rows of 2x6 lumber to the base on the unsupported sides. I also ripped 12" wide 3/4 plywood and screwed this plywood to the joint between the 4x8 plywood and 2x8 plywood.

Loading the bin was interesting. I have a JD 4310 compact utility tractor w/430 loader w/6 foot bucket. I fabricated a "funnel" out of two sheets of 3/4 plywood; and, dumped the coal into the bin via the chute through my garage. I didn't take any pictures of this part of the job... I was too busy getting it done! We're all set for winter now!! Bring it on winter!!! :D
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PostBy: lsayre On: Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:36 pm

Dewey, that's one sweet bin! :clap:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

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PostBy: grizzly2 On: Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:24 pm

Super bin Watkins.

Super boy Northern. :D
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 30 - 95
Coal Size/Type: pea and nut/ anthracite
Other Heating: Jotul #3 wood stove in garage. Oil backup in house. Electric backup in house.

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PostBy: grizzly2 On: Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:32 pm

Nice design on the bin Murdoc. Very good idea for disassembly.
I had to take my old bin completely appart when I moved this summer. The old bin was on the garage floor. The new house has a full basement so I built a huge bin down there. \
I like your chute. I built a plate steel hopper door just high enough off the floor to empty into a skuttle. I could use a short chute added to it. Good project for next summer.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 30 - 95
Coal Size/Type: pea and nut/ anthracite
Other Heating: Jotul #3 wood stove in garage. Oil backup in house. Electric backup in house.

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PostBy: MURDOC1 On: Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:38 pm

grizzly2 wrote:Nice design on the bin Murdoc. Very good idea for disassembly.
I had to take my old bin completely appart when I moved this summer. The old bin was on the garage floor. The new house has a full basement so I built a huge bin down there. \
I like your chute. I built a plate steel hopper door just high enough off the floor to empty into a skuttle. I could use a short chute added to it. Good project for next summer.


Hey, thanks Grizz!!!

Adam
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Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: Blackdiamonddoug On: Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:56 pm

Great job Dewey cant wait to see it in person
BDD
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PostBy: Dr Cherry On: Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:52 pm

We're figuring it out as we go but I think we'll put 1/2" plywood over the bottom then frame in the sides. The width is 8', will this hold ~2 ton without more support? The bottom is framed 16" OC.

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PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:01 pm

It probably could use another pair of blocks in the middle.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea