My New Coal Bin

My New Coal Bin

PostBy: jrn8265 On: Mon Aug 04, 2008 6:37 am

Right now it has 3 Tons of beautiful Blaschak Rice piled high ready for my new Koker, which is still 4 months backordered! :)

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jrn8265
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker Koker
Stove/Furnace Model: Koker 160

Re: My New Coal Bin

PostBy: Devil505 On: Mon Aug 04, 2008 7:31 am

Talk about a classy guy!...........A coal bin in a finished room with carpeting! :notworthy: :devil:

(Like to see the same pic taken a few years from now!) :lol:
Devil505
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

Re: My New Coal Bin

PostBy: jrn8265 On: Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:07 am

Yeah really, My wife will keep it in check!!
jrn8265
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker Koker
Stove/Furnace Model: Koker 160


Re: My New Coal Bin

PostBy: Devil505 On: Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:21 am

jrn8265 wrote:Yeah really, My wife will keep it in check!!


LOL....Ah....The wife.........Perhaps a few nice, color coordinated throw pillows would look nice on top of the Blaschak! :lol:

(Just teasing you...........I have one of those "wife" things too!) :lol:
Devil505
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

Re: My New Coal Bin

PostBy: jrn8265 On: Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:24 am

LOL!!!

Her friends keep saying we are crazy for switching to coal...the smell, soot in the house, back to middle ages....blackend walls....you know the routine....of course they are all wrong since we are burning antracite in a koker furnace to be down in the basement...but she is stressed.....wish people would research a bit before opening mouths... :)
jrn8265
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker Koker
Stove/Furnace Model: Koker 160

Re: My New Coal Bin

PostBy: Devil505 On: Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:31 am

jrn8265 wrote:Her friends keep saying we are crazy for switching to coal...



Just send them nice photos from the Carribean cruise you & your wife are going to be able to pay for with your home heating savings this year! :up:
Devil505
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

Re: My New Coal Bin

PostBy: jrn8265 On: Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:42 am

:)

Anybody know which side or back you fill the keystoker koker hopper from? I am thinking right side in back?....can't get my hands on a manual for it or a good pic of where exactly the hopper is and how it opens. Need this to figure out the footprint placement.
jrn8265
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker Koker
Stove/Furnace Model: Koker 160

Re: My New Coal Bin

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:11 am

Devil5052 wrote:
jrn8265 wrote:Her friends keep saying we are crazy for switching to coal...



Just send them nice photos from the Carribean cruise you & your wife are going to be able to pay for with your home heating savings this year! :up:


Better yet invite them over for party on the coldest day of the year and walk around in shorts and casually make complaints about how so damn hot it keeps the house. :lol:
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: My New Coal Bin

PostBy: Adamiscold On: Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:36 am

Better yet invite them over for party on the coldest day of the year and walk around in shorts and casually make complaints about how so damn hot it keeps the house. :lol:



Brilliant :funny:
Adamiscold
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Chubby Sr. Old School

Re: My New Coal Bin

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:54 am

Sure is pretty! I'm a bit surprised though that just those corner braces took the weight.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: My New Coal Bin

PostBy: jrn8265 On: Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:07 pm

No, I put the corner braces on it for just additional stabalization. All 3/4" plywood. I actually have 10 3x3 posts inside screwed to the floor with 2X4's all inside holding it together on the floor and sides...everything screwed, no nails....been looking for bows and have a slight one on each long side at the top only but nothing to be concerned with...I hpe!..I like having everything inside so it looks clean on the outside...
jrn8265
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker Koker
Stove/Furnace Model: Koker 160

Re: My New Coal Bin

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Aug 04, 2008 3:35 pm

Sweet! Seeing that it doesn't bow much I suspected that either A: You had internal bracing or B: You painted packing popcorn to look like coal. ;)

Do you have cats? Ohhhhh, they should like the new sand box!
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: My New Coal Bin

PostBy: CoaLen On: Mon Aug 04, 2008 6:14 pm

Regarding the hopper location, it's on the back; that is to say the side opposite the glass door and ash bin door.
-Len
CoaLen
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Coal Size/Type: rice

Re: My New Coal Bin

PostBy: e.alleg On: Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:29 pm

There will be coal dust and ash dust, it isn't bad but burning coal isn't a clean and sterile activity. Every bag I pour in the hopper I say to myself that's $10 in my pocket.
e.alleg
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

Re: My New Coal Bin

PostBy: jrn8265 On: Tue Aug 05, 2008 6:38 am

Thanks all, Claridon, about how much clearance do you think I should have behind the stove to easily access the hopper? The air intake and flue seem to be in the way of the hopper. Can't really tell...
jrn8265
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker Koker
Stove/Furnace Model: Koker 160