COAL BIN Pics

Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: tcalo On: Sun May 18, 2014 4:05 pm

Alas, I completed my coal bin. Thanks for all the input from my fellow coal burners. A HUGE thank you to VigIIPeaBurner for walking me through my build by providing many pictures and answering many questions. The finished dimensions are 8x5x5 with the rear wall being 6 feet high. It should hold about 5 tons. I burn about 4 tons of nut and I wanted a bin to hold at least a seasons worth of coal with a bit of wiggle room. All framework is 12" oc, except the door slat opening is 2 feet wide. I used 5/4 deck boards on the floor to help with drainage. The removable slates are 5/4 deck boards as well. I used metal studs as a track for the slats. I painted them black, figured they would rust from the wet coal. I thought I would be saving some money from last years plans, but that went out the window when I chose cedar planks for the siding...ouch that stuff is expensive. Everything ran me just over 1K. I know, painful...but with over $100 price difference between bagged and bulk it is worth it. My options were painted T1-11 (which I feel I would still need plywood underneath for structural support), plywood and vinyl or rough cut cedar planks. I really liked the look of the cedar and don't need to do anything to it. I left a 5" tall opening in the front to shovel coal from. I constructed the roof frame out of 2x2's and mounted corrugated roofing over it. It's made of 2 4x5 sections. I planned on installing hinges on the 6' side and have both roofs swing open for deliveries, but they were so light I decided to fasten them to the bin with deck screws. They are light enough to remove for deliveries. I wanted a rustic looking bin and I think I nailed it...no pun intended! It should look nice once the wood ages a bit. I did not get a delivery yet, but it seems to be structurally sound. Cross your fingers! Hopefully I can get some video of the delivery. Enjoy the pictures. My poor daughter thought I was building her a playhouse. Wait until it gets filled with coal, it'll break her heart. I guess that's my next project!
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Coal Stove
Coal Size/Type: Nut Anthracite

Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: Dirty Steve On: Thu May 29, 2014 4:07 pm

Nice looking bin.
Dirty Steve
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Oil- Off line
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: titleist1 On: Sat May 31, 2014 6:18 am

Looks good! If you don't get that playhouse done you better check for toys before dumping in the coal!! :D
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite


Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Sat May 31, 2014 7:22 am

Very nice work, that bin looks like it belongs there :clap: Keepaeyeonit :)
Keepaeyeonit
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 983 insert
Coal Size/Type: Mammoth nut
Other Heating: oil furnace,and a crappy heat pump

Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat May 31, 2014 11:43 am

Great looking bin! I'm envious. Toys are nothing, check for kids before dumping the coal in! :)
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: tcalo On: Sun Jun 15, 2014 3:47 pm

Some pictures of my delivery. Stocked up and ready for winter. :D
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Coal Stove
Coal Size/Type: Nut Anthracite

Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:30 pm

Thats an awfully nice new shiny coal truck... whew!
anthony7812
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Nut/Anthracite

Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: wsherrick On: Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:38 pm

Very nice job. I see someone has some knowledge about how coal boards go on locomotive tenders. As the coal drops you lift them out.
wsherrick
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

Re: COAL BIN Pics

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:18 am

You still have room for more! Fill that bad boy up! :lol:
Scottscoaled
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x4, 350, 700. Van Wert 400 x 2, 800, 1200.
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck