Coal Bin Sizes

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Post Wed. Nov. 21, 2012 5:32 pm

I am going to build a coal bin in my basement how do I know what size to make it

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Post Wed. Nov. 21, 2012 5:39 pm

I have 5 mobile bins in my basement. There are 4'x4'x4'. and each one holds about 1.25 tons.

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Post Wed. Nov. 21, 2012 5:40 pm

Container Size Average Weight (tons)
4 x 8 x 2 1.6
4 x 8 x 2 1.6 tons
4 x 8 x 3 2.4
4 x 8 x 4 3.2
4 x 8 x 5 4 tons
4 x 8 x 6 4.8 tons
5 x 8 x 2 2 tons
5 x 8 x 3 3 tons
5 x 8 x 4 4 tons
5 x 8 x 5 5 tons
5 x 8 x 5 5 tons
4 x 10 x 2 2 tons
4 x 10 x 3 3 tons
4 x 10 x 4 4 tons
4 x 10 x 5 5 tons
4 x 10 x 6 6 tons
4 x 12 x 2 2.4tons
4 x 12 x 3 3.6 tons
4 x 12 x 4 4.8 tons
4 x 12 x 5 6 tons
4 x 12 x 6 7.2 tons
5 x 12 x 2 3 tons
5 x 12 x 3 4.5 tons
5 x 12 x 4 6 tons
5 x 12 x 5 7.5 tons
5 x 12 x 6 9 tons
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Post Wed. Nov. 21, 2012 5:43 pm

Generally speaking 40 cubic feet per ton, there is some basic dimensions/volumes here:  

https://coalpail.com/coal-heating-encyclopedia/vo ... oal-weight

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Post Wed. Nov. 21, 2012 5:43 pm

How much do you want to store, how much do you have and what is the space configuration? Do you want to shovel or auger the coal. Answers to your question and the ones I mentioned can be found by entering "coal bin size" in the custom Google search in the upper right of this screen.

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Post Thu. Nov. 22, 2012 8:17 am

VigIIPeaBurner wrote:How much do you want to store, how much do you have and what is the space configuration? Do you want to shovel or auger the coal. Answers to your question and the ones I mentioned can be found by entering "coal bin size" in the custom Google search in the upper right of this screen.
Thanks for the help and I'm going to shovel and I have a 1000sq basement with plenty of space the only problem is that I have to put in a window well for a chute I just need to contact the coal supplier to see if they can reach where I want to put it
right now I'm carrying down buckets at a time

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