Hand Held Coal Loader

Modern and vintage hand fired coal stove are similar to a wood stove and in some cases can burn either. They need to be regulated and fed by hand usually every 12 to 24 hours depending on your usage. They require no power to operate making them ideal for rural settings with long power outages.
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Post Fri. Oct. 25, 2013 2:43 pm

Hello,
I made this from a piece of stove pipe, plug, and a handle. I didn't like the dog & cat messing with the coal. This makes it easier to put it where I want in the firebox. I wanted to make it out of 8" pipe because according to my calculation, a full bag would fit in a 2' piece but the guy only had 7" end caps in stock. It almost takes an entire bag.
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Post Fri. Oct. 25, 2013 3:56 pm

I Hod,....I mean nod my head at you. Sweet!
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Coal Size/Type: Nut Anth.
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Location: Elkhart county, IN.

Post Fri. Oct. 25, 2013 3:58 pm

great idea, think i'll make one my self. I know where there's plenty of 8" and fittings.
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Post Fri. Oct. 25, 2013 6:49 pm

Very ingenious :idea: and nice photos.

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Coal Size/Type: Nut
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Post Fri. Oct. 25, 2013 6:55 pm

Very nice! May have to make one also. My dog loves coal (will actually eat it).

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Post Fri. Oct. 25, 2013 7:01 pm

JohnnyV wrote:Very nice! May have to make one also. My dog loves coal (will actually eat it).
better to get a MPD on that dog :)

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Carbon12
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Post Fri. Oct. 25, 2013 7:27 pm

Might be a good idea to caulk the seems incase the coal is overly wet. MPD??? Better to use a barkometric damper on a dog! Lol!
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Lightning
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Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Awesome Size
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Post Fri. Oct. 25, 2013 7:31 pm

Love that! I'm gonna make one!!

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Post Fri. Oct. 25, 2013 7:34 pm

Someone else had another idea using a 5 gallon bucket, they cut a hole in the lid and used some PVC to make an extended nozzle.
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Post Fri. Oct. 25, 2013 8:10 pm

great idea....and nice job!
now I want to make one for myself..!!

....and I got a stoker. :cry:
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Post Sat. Oct. 26, 2013 3:37 am

Dunno if that´s of any help: that´s what an old school German coal bucket looks like... the upper bail really helps when
a) moving the damn heavy thing around
b) evenly distributing the coal
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Post Sat. Oct. 26, 2013 6:52 am

Great idea for anyone with some extra 8" sitting around doing nothing!

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Post Sat. Oct. 26, 2013 9:09 am

better to get a MPD on that dog
Better to use a barkometric damper on a dog! Lol!
Love it!

Note: If you ever need your dog to get the sh*ts, then let'em eat a little coal!

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Post Sun. Oct. 27, 2013 7:55 pm

Introducing the Mega Hand held loader. Complete with 6 gallon bucket which can hold 50 pounds of nut size anthracite. :lol:
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Lightning
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Post Mon. Oct. 28, 2013 8:35 pm

I used the Mega Hand Held Coal Loader tonight for the first time. Awesome. Thanks for making one more step of operation that much more fun!!

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