Mark (PA) wrote:Sounds like I should just shovel away for awhile and then go down in and push it back into the back corner?
Correct, let me explain further. Even if you had the velocity coming off the truck it still doesn't like going around corners. The speed of the coal is greatly reduced by the corner and will most likely get clogged there even with a lot of initial speed. You really need a curved chute....
Having said that the angle of the chute is going to have to have about a 40 degree downward angle, the angle of the coal pile is 45 so you're really not going anywhere anyway.
If the window is ground level outside this is what I'd suggest you do. Cover the area around the window with tarp for easy clean up. Tape some cardboard around the window so you don't screw the siding up (note that the black dirt is impossible to get off a lot of surfaces once it dries). Wheel barrow it to the window and just keep dumping it next to the window, after 1 or 2 and you get a little pile in front of the window it will start going in. Once it fills up to the top of the window you can push it with a rake for while from the outside for while to make more room.