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Post Thu. Nov. 07, 2013 1:49 pm

I was thinking about a "convenient" storage method for my coal ash, so I didn't have to trudge thorough the snow, to dump my ash pan in the field. Also, something, which I could pick up with the forks on my tractor. I was thinking about a modified 275 gallon oil tank. Then was reminded of the ash effect on metals, so started looking for plastic. Then, I became aware of IBCs (Intermediate Bulk Containers), which can be had, used, for $100.00 or less. While I haven't been up close and personal with these, they look like they might work for ashes, ... with a little modification to dump the ash out the bottom. ?? Then, I thought, they should/could make good hoppers for stokers. ?? They are a plastic 275 - 330 gallon container with a metal framework surround and are palletized.

I've got pictures, but "I" didn't take them, so Richard doesn't want them up-loaded. You can Google "IBC totes" or find them on eBay. Some are food grade, others aren't. If and when I get one, I'll post pictures.

Edit: I see, there is another thread referencing these.

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Post Tue. Nov. 19, 2013 3:41 am

why not just toss into the trash?

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Post Tue. Nov. 19, 2013 7:41 am

Hmmm ... 1) I don't have enough garbage to warrant having a Co. for pick-up, thus most of my stuff goes to re-cycling. 2) My neighbor's drive always needs the fill.

At this point, I got a couple of 55 gallon, open head, poly drums with lids, for the ashes, which I intend to dump once a month or so, as required. I was going to try one of the totes for ashes, but am not sure the ashes would run out the bottom, with out plugging up. ??

But, I have just gotten 2 IBC totes, which I intend to modify for firewood for the fireplace. I modified some pallets for firewood transport, but want to try the totes, leaving the plastic container partially intact to keep the weather off the wood.
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Post Tue. Nov. 19, 2013 7:48 am

Mommmm, MOMMMMMMMMMMMMM

Dallas is posting pictures of his wood on the coal burner site :shock:
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Post Tue. Nov. 19, 2013 8:02 am

Well, right behind the house .. the other side of that little building, there is about 1-1/2 ton of coal on the patio ... it just didn't show up in the picture! I had 3 ton delivered this year ... 1st year I haven't hauled my own coal. I knew the bin would only hold 2 ton, but figured, as long as I was getting it hauled, I'd get the extra. It certainly seemed like there was more than 1 ton on the patio, even though, the bin was full. .. a "good load"???

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Post Tue. Nov. 19, 2013 8:08 am

Love the tractor, grew up driving one of those old Fords. 1953 NAA Jubilee with Sherman high/low transmission. :) Sold it to guy that rebuilt it and painted it all up a few years back. It is as good as new. Can't kill those things.

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Post Tue. Nov. 19, 2013 8:17 am

KLook wrote:Love the tractor, grew up driving one of those old Fords. 1953 NAA Jubilee with Sherman high/low transmission. :) Sold it to guy that rebuilt it and painted it all up a few years back. It is as good as new. Can't kill those things.Kevin
Mine is a '53 NAA, with the Sherman, also. I was surprised, that it picked up the lighter colored pallet of green ash. It made the front end "pretty light"!

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Post Tue. Nov. 19, 2013 8:20 am

Yep, I wouldn't swap my 8N for anything K. The Jubilee was top of THAT line. My neighbor down the road has one he uses every day--she ain't pretty anymore, but is quite the work horse as is mine:)
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Post Tue. Nov. 19, 2013 11:54 am

In the couple hours, that I have been missing, I got one tote modified and loaded with "junk wood", which I want to get rid of first. Things seemed to work out, as intended. In addition, the forks can enter from any side and the wood has an "umbrella". BTW, one of these totes is supposed to hold 1 ton of coal. I like the totes, but haven't come up with another use, which I need. I suppose storing moonshine could be considered.
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Post Tue. Nov. 19, 2013 12:16 pm

Tom, there's a neighbor up the road that uses 5 of them for his rice coal & works real well for him-- YES, they hold as close to a TON as you're gonna get :) PS--an Amish neighbor put 3 of them up in his attic--real old farm house--and uses them for a gravity feed water system.
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Post Tue. Nov. 19, 2013 4:28 pm

Bunch of these on craigslist for $50.
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Post Tue. Nov. 19, 2013 5:13 pm

Sweet. I calculate about 37 cubic feet. Almost a ton of coal.
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Post Mon. Nov. 25, 2013 5:26 pm

Good idea.

I see them selling around here for $110 for clean ones and less for the dirty ones.

Note that you will need a larger tractor to lift 2000 lbs. on a 3 point hitch. Check your owners manual for rated capacities.

Or if the front end of the tractor lifts off the ground, you know it is too heavy. :shock:
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