Coal Bin Dilemma

This forum is for common products and questions such as chimney installations, CO detectors, coal bin designs and a variety of other general topics that do not fit into the other forums.
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McGiever
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek
Location: Junction of PA-OH-WV

Post Sat. Apr. 05, 2014 6:06 pm

Is that Bob from Middlefield???
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Keepaeyeonit
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Joined: Wed. Mar. 24, 2010 7:18 pm
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood #8
Coal Size/Type: Direnzo nut, Lehigh stove
Other Heating: 45 year old oil furnace,and a crappy 24 year old heat pump
Location: Northeast Ohio.

Post Sat. Apr. 05, 2014 6:16 pm

Yes thats Bob Bosler,I know some people don't like him but I have never gotten a bad load from him :) .
Keepaeyeonit
Northeast,Ohio

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lsayre
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)
Location: N/E Ohio, between Medina and Wadsworth

Post Sat. Apr. 05, 2014 6:46 pm

I enjoyed speaking with him when he delivered for me. I don't think I can ever convince him to come 75-80 miles and deliver here again though. Too bad, as that Mammoth sourced coal looks really nice.
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Keepaeyeonit
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Joined: Wed. Mar. 24, 2010 7:18 pm
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood #8
Coal Size/Type: Direnzo nut, Lehigh stove
Other Heating: 45 year old oil furnace,and a crappy 24 year old heat pump
Location: Northeast Ohio.

Post Sat. Apr. 05, 2014 7:07 pm

I got 340# last week, its burning real good and low ash so I got 4 tons from the same load. Thats a long way from his yard,I'm 19MI oneway,just under his 20Mi limit :D .
Keepaeyeonit
Northeast,Ohio

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windyhill4.2
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both
Location: Jonestown,Pa.17038

Post Sat. Apr. 05, 2014 7:09 pm

Now that is an easy coal bin ,thanks for the follow up,unloading gate/chute looks great,hopefully you will update pictures when you finalize the color scheme. That coal bin sure fits the Keep it Sensibly Simple concept ! :)
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Keepaeyeonit
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Joined: Wed. Mar. 24, 2010 7:18 pm
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood #8
Coal Size/Type: Direnzo nut, Lehigh stove
Other Heating: 45 year old oil furnace,and a crappy 24 year old heat pump
Location: Northeast Ohio.

Post Sun. Apr. 06, 2014 5:58 pm

Ok I have two small things left to do(add 2 stick on bubble levels and a chain/lock so I don't have to put the coal back in :mad: dam kids :) ) I think it came out good but I'm sure It's better then dumping it on the ground I have had enough with the tarps and snow trying to get to the coal.
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I may have to have a custom tarp made if the plastic ones don't last more then a year. Keepaeyeonit
Keepaeyeonit
Northeast,Ohio


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Carbon12
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace
Location: Harrisburg, PA

Post Sun. Apr. 06, 2014 6:11 pm

Looks great! Why don't you use some corrugated material and build a sloped roof to keep the rain and snow from weighing down the tarp?
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Keepaeyeonit
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Joined: Wed. Mar. 24, 2010 7:18 pm
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood #8
Coal Size/Type: Direnzo nut, Lehigh stove
Other Heating: 45 year old oil furnace,and a crappy 24 year old heat pump
Location: Northeast Ohio.

Post Sun. Apr. 06, 2014 6:25 pm

I have a sloped deck on the top under the tarps,If I have problems with this I will use steel.
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Keepaeyeonit
Northeast,Ohio

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windyhill4.2
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both
Location: Jonestown,Pa.17038

Post Sun. Apr. 06, 2014 8:19 pm

Fantastic job on a simple set-up for a coal bin,good color choice,blends in well ,should pave the way for others to go this route even if only for a temporary solution.
David **** John14:6 Jesus saith unto him,"I am the way.the truth,and the life;no man cometh unto the father,but by me." Wise men sought for Jesus when he was born,wise men still seek Jesus today. Seek & you shall find.

Dirty Steve
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Oil- Off line
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6
Location: Finger Lakes Region, NYS

Post Tue. Apr. 08, 2014 2:31 pm

Nice job. Like the slopped roof. I was gonna say add a roll tarp and pipe "hoop" frames. But you done good!

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