Buckets to Carry Loose Coal

Re: Buckets to Carry Loose Coal

PostBy: Linc On: Fri Aug 01, 2008 7:41 pm

I use mostly 6 gal buckets when I buy loose coal. They hold 43#of "nut" ( probably a few pounds more with rice) when filled to the top. I'm not sure how they will work out loading the stoker stove I will be using. I will figure that out once I have the stove installed. Bags will probably make loading easier and I did kept some from last heating season.
Linc
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska Kodiak Stoker

Re: Buckets to Carry Loose Coal

PostBy: Adamiscold On: Sat Aug 02, 2008 7:58 am

Gambler,

How is the tube connected to the lid? You need to paint it black to match the stove. :)
Adamiscold
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Chubby Sr. Old School

Re: Buckets to Carry Loose Coal

PostBy: stokin-railroad On: Sat Aug 02, 2008 8:09 am

That is a nice bucket gambler.i think it does need to be painted black to match the stove though :lol:. is the pipe 3" that is a real cool idea for loading coal in your home. mine is in my unfinished basement so i don't have to be too fussy.thanks for sharing the picture,i'm sure that will be used by many to fill hopper in livingroom!
stokin-railroad
 
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160k


Re: Buckets to Carry Loose Coal

PostBy: gambler On: Sat Aug 02, 2008 10:04 am

The tube and fittings are all #3000 crush 3 inch drain pipe that I had lying around. I cut a hole in the lid and pushed the drain cap adapter through and glued the 45 to the other side. It seems to work well because I get no dust or spilled coal. I origionally tried just a bucket and would get coal flowing to the outside of the hopper and onto the floor. :mad: It is very easy to use because it is a snap on lid.
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gambler
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

Re: Buckets to Carry Loose Coal

PostBy: traderfjp On: Sat Aug 02, 2008 10:20 am

Mr. Ronco would be proud. Very ingenious. The few times I used buckets I got all lot of dust so I can see this as a great solution.
traderfjp
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing 3

Re: Buckets to Carry Loose Coal

PostBy: Adamiscold On: Sat Aug 02, 2008 4:26 pm

Thats' nice gambler, I'm going to have to try that out. Thanks for the pictures. :D
Adamiscold
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Chubby Sr. Old School

Re: Buckets to Carry Loose Coal

PostBy: beatle78 On: Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:32 pm

nice bucket gambler!

There is another member on here that has a Harman Magnum and he did something similar b/c of dust reasons!
beatle78
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker KA-4