Coal Delivery, Bin Access?

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Post Mon. Aug. 26, 2013 6:13 pm

I'm On Fire wrote:I wanted to build a coal bin too...just too expensive.
Nothing beats some cheap rough cut lumber from a sawmill. Now I was able to save a few bucks by using some material I had around like a bag of shingles and some siding. Plywood is absolutely ridiculous, I blame it on sending it all overseas.

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Post Mon. Aug. 26, 2013 6:51 pm

I used ASB chip board. Seems like it was around $10 a sheet or something like that. I built my bin for under $100 but two sides are basement walls so I really only needed to build half a bin lol.

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Post Mon. Aug. 26, 2013 6:59 pm

I'm jealous of you guys with basement bins. One day....maybe

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Post Mon. Aug. 26, 2013 7:04 pm

tcalo wrote:I'm jealous of you guys with basement bins. One day....maybe
I don't think I will ever want an indoor bin. Even if I ever get one of those fancy girly stoves I would probably poke a hole through a wall and put the auger into an outside bin. Alot of unwanted dust occurs on delivery, why not keep that outside.


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Post Mon. Aug. 26, 2013 7:20 pm

anthony7812 wrote: Alot of unwanted dust occurs on delivery, why not keep that outside.
The coal is usually damp and there is very little dust, most of the dust is created from the bin itself. The coal comes in and it kicks up the dust on the floor or the walls. Take a garden sprayer and wet it down before they start putting coal in. If for any reason the coal isn't damp or not damp enough have a hose ready to wet it down a little in the truck, the nut for example can dry out considerably on long hauls if it's really hot. The rice on the other hand never really dries unless they are getting it from a stock pile and it hasn't rained for weeks, even then it's just a few feet into the pile and it will be damp.

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Post Mon. Aug. 26, 2013 7:26 pm

Richard S. wrote:That's a good setup too Anthony. I used to carry 16D's with me on the truck, for yours I'd pound two set of nails on either side up near the peak somewhere, inside of course. The nails would be so I could hang the chute from a pull strap, open 'er up and watch the bin fill. :)
well clearly most drivers are NOT Richard around here :mad3: They should send these guys to a seminar to learn these tricks of the trade before unleashing them on the public :taz:

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Post Mon. Aug. 26, 2013 8:09 pm

You either use your brain or your back, I preferred using my brain. :) That was all the more important because I was making most of those deliveries myself.

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Post Mon. Aug. 26, 2013 8:42 pm

If I was putting bin outside it would be concrete retaining blocks. Don't need to worry about painting, rotting, etc. Place metal roof on and done. $25 per block.
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Post Mon. Aug. 26, 2013 11:53 pm

'Those aren't that expensive but it's just complete overkill.

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Post Tue. Aug. 27, 2013 5:48 am

Richard S. wrote:'Those aren't that expensive but it's just complete overkill.
Might be complete overkill for some not all.

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Post Tue. Aug. 27, 2013 7:38 am

You wouldn't need something like that unless you making a pad for a loader and getting deliveries by the tri-axle load.

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