Coal Bin Door

Coal Bin Door

PostBy: billw On: Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:39 am

There was a thread a while ago concerning cast iron coal bin doors. I found a supplier in Wilkes-Barre. They are side hinged like a chimney cleanout. They range in size from 8" X 16" (either cast aluminum or cast iron) to 16" X 22" (cast iron only). He has them in stock. If anyone is interested PM me and I'll give you the company's name.
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Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 520
Stove/Furnace Model: GOODBYE OIL COMPANY

Re: Coal Bin Door

PostBy: alvinmetcalf On: Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:27 pm

I am in need of a 16x22 coal bin door. Would you send me the information on the company that handles these.

Thanks,

James Metcalf
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Re: Coal Bin Door

PostBy: billw On: Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:53 pm

Check your PM's
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Re: Coal Bin Door

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:33 pm

Coal Berner is looking for one, I'll let him know.

We were driving around awhile ago looking for no longer used coal doors that appeared to be a little bit loose in the foundations. :D
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Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Coal Bin Door

PostBy: billw On: Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:02 pm

The one's for sale at this company open from the side. I'll take a picture of mine and post it tomorrow. I'll guarantee your price is much better though.
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Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 520
Stove/Furnace Model: GOODBYE OIL COMPANY

Re: Coal Bin Door

PostBy: billw On: Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:22 pm

Here are a couple of pictures of the door I bought. This is the cast iron unit. This company also carries cast aluminum but not in as many sizes as the iron doors.
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Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 520
Stove/Furnace Model: GOODBYE OIL COMPANY

Re: Coal Bin Door

PostBy: Adamiscold On: Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:20 am

How big is that? It looks a little small.
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Re: Coal Bin Door

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:53 am

Standard width of a coal truck chute is the width of a cement block, so its not too small. The only thing I don't like about those doors are that the hinge's have a tendency to break easy. Those look pretty beefy though, some of them are pretty small.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Coal Bin Door

PostBy: billw On: Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:23 am

Adamiscold wrote:How big is that? It looks a little small.

That door is 12" x 18". I believe they carry up to a 24" wide door.
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Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 520
Stove/Furnace Model: GOODBYE OIL COMPANY

Re: Coal Bin Door

PostBy: Adamiscold On: Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:09 am

And they have trucks that have a chute that would fit right up against the door to feed to coal straight inside the house? That's cool, seems like it would save a lot of work for you. Is this something were the truck would have to be straight up to the door or could they fill it on an angle?
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Re: Coal Bin Door

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:37 am

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Re: Coal Bin Door

PostBy: billw On: Fri Aug 01, 2008 7:16 am

My coal is coming Tuesday. The guy I ordered it from was a little hesitant about being able to put it in because the door is 6' above ground. He asked a couple of times if I could lower the door. He said he's going to try with the door where it is. I hope he can get it in the bin. I'll post the results, if I put the door to high maybe it'll help the next guy from making the same mistake. Dam I hate the thoughts of having to bust out block from a new wall. Oh well, we'll see.
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Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 520
Stove/Furnace Model: GOODBYE OIL COMPANY

Re: Coal Bin Door

PostBy: Adamiscold On: Fri Aug 01, 2008 1:23 pm

Maybe raising the ground in front of the door would be easier? Drop a big load of fill or gravel and smooth it out so it's high enough for the door. Would beat knocking out more cinder blocks and easier for your back.
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Re: Coal Bin Door

PostBy: stephjohns On: Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:28 pm

I am putting a new EFM dual fuel in my basement and have the window thru which my oil pipe stuck out. I want to replace the window with a coal door. The opening is 24x16. I'm interested to know the name of the store in Wilkes Barre that has the cast iron doors mentioned is this thread ages ago. Thanks!
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Re: Coal Bin Door

PostBy: Dennis On: Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:20 pm

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