Coal bin ?

Coal bin ?

PostBy: dtzackus On: Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:27 pm

Hello everyone,

I was orginally going to put coal in four cardboard/plastic gaylord boxes on top of pallets and use a floor jack to take the empties and replace them with full ones, the more I think of it, I think I am going to use a space in my garage to store coal, if I could get more than four ton in the space. The space is 5 foot by 6 foot. There already three existing walls, I would have to add the fourth which is just open right now.

Is there a formula of how much sq ft equals a ton of coal?

The three sides of the area is drywall, should I put something up to protect that since the coal my come wet and if so, what is recommended?

For the 4th wall that I would have to make, what is recommended (ie. cider blocks)?

Thanks in advance,

Dan
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Re: Coal bin ?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:48 pm

Approximately 40 cubic feet per ton. Assuming 5 feet high thats a little less than 4 ton.

Drywall will probably not support the pressure beside the obvious issues with the wetness. You need plywood, if you're putting it over drywall 1/4 will work fine. 3/4 if its by itself. You can make a cinderblock wall but that's a little overkill.
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Re: Coal bin ?

PostBy: WNY On: Wed Jul 16, 2008 2:44 pm

Do a search for Coal Bin Size....

I used the 7/16 Flakeboard put on the inside of the studs (against the coal), and lined it with heavy plastic.....16" on center studs.

heres a good list for sizing...

How big do you make a coal bin
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Re: Coal bin ?

PostBy: dtzackus On: Wed Jul 16, 2008 3:06 pm

Rich,

Thanks for replying so fast. Can I use regular 1/4" plywood or should I go with treated? Also, since you recommended not to go with cinder block, and use 3/4" plywood instead. Do I just use the 3/4 or should I frame it as well with 2 by 4s since the open end is a little over six feet long.

Thanks again...
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Re: Coal bin ?

PostBy: billw On: Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:15 pm

You can make a cinderblock wall but that's a little overkill.


I built mine out of cinderblock. I'm finishing up the bin feed trap tonight and tomorrow night then I'll post pics. It looks more like a bomb shelter than a coal bin but it's definitely not going anywhere.
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Re: Coal bin ?

PostBy: coal berner On: Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:18 pm

dtzackus wrote:Hello everyone,

I was orginally going to put coal in four cardboard/plastic gaylord boxes on top of pallets and use a floor jack to take the empties and replace them with full ones, the more I think of it, I think I am going to use a space in my garage to store coal, if I could get more than four ton in the space. The space is 5 foot by 6 foot. There already three existing walls, I would have to add the fourth which is just open right now.

Is there a formula of how much sq ft equals a ton of coal?

The three sides of the area is drywall, should I put something up to protect that since the coal my come wet and if so, what is recommended?

For the 4th wall that I would have to make, what is recommended (ie. cider blocks)?

Thanks in advance,

Dan

Dan 5x6x6= 4.5 tons 5x6x8= 6 tons If you have the blocks use them You will need a door some where on the bin to get
into it 5 foot high is going to be hard to shovel coal up and over when you make the 4th wall you could put the door in it 4x8 sheet of Plywood 3/4" and a few 2x4 Let me know when you ready I will come down the road and help you build it
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Re: Coal bin ?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:17 pm

You don't need treated especially if it's inside. If you build your third wall with plywood you most definitely need to frame it out.
Richard S.
 
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