Need advice for using old woodbox

Need advice for using old woodbox

PostBy: rovatune On: Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:38 pm

I'm picking up a new Hitzer 354 tomorrow and have been tossing around ideas on ways to best use my old woodbox - see photo. It's a pretty good size - 40"H x 22"W x 30"D - so I was thinking about a mini coal bin.

I'll be burn Anthracite Nut but the stove is in a living area so I was wondering if dust will be a problem. I could just keep a big bucket there but I'd like to take advantage of the space and also have it look OK.

Thanks for any ideas.

Larry

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Re: Need advice for using old woodbox

PostBy: Qball On: Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:35 pm

Loose coal would be messy and dusty. You could get a nice coal hod and leave that filled in there.....would look good.
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Re: Need advice for using old woodbox

PostBy: Devil505 On: Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:19 am

I don't think there's anything particularly attractive about coal. If this is an area that gets used allot, I would just leave some wood in there for visual effect. (It's not a big enough area to get much coal in anyway )

What you really need is a specific type of equipment to determine the use for that space...........what's that equipment called again???...........Oh right..........A WIFE!! :lol:
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Re: Need advice for using old woodbox

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:33 am

A keg of beer would fit in there nice. :D

The space is too small for anything other than placing containers of coal there. If you made it into a mini bin you're just creating more work for yourself and more importantly more dust evert time you fill it up. It's best to move the coal as little as possible.
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Re: Need advice for using old woodbox

PostBy: rovatune On: Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:12 am

I think I like Richard's advice, what looks better than a keg of beer.

I was thinking dust would be a problem. I'll keep a hod/scuttle? and empty ash pan there.

Thanks for the input.

Larry
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