Outdoor Coal Bin/ Bulk Storage

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equipmint
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Post Tue. Jul. 24, 2012 9:53 am

I would like to know if their are any concerns I should have with regards to building a outdoor coal bin. My main concern would be ground water contamination all the wells in my area are not very deep 40 to 60 ft. I want to have a 20 ton load brought in. Any thoughts would be appreciated my thinkn would be a pt constructed bin with a canvas cover so their very well could be some rain/snow mixing at times. Thanks.curt

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Dennis
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Post Tue. Jul. 24, 2012 10:09 am

As long as you don't dump the load on top of the well you should not have any problems. Heres 50 pages to look through for ideas. COAL BIN Pics.


Pacowy
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Post Tue. Jul. 24, 2012 10:16 am

I wouldn't worry too much about contamination unless it's oiled. IIRC anthracite is used as a filter for some municipal water supplies.

I think the big issue is to make sure it's dry before the cold weather arrives - it can be a hassle if it freezes. Take delivery far enough ahead of time that it can dry out, and keep it well covered.

Mike

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