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tboonie
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Post Thu. Jun. 18, 2009 11:05 pm

Richard S. wrote:If you're knocking just the cinder block out they make little cast iron doors to fit the hole. If you have intentions on getting it delivered I'd suggest not putting anything. What you can do is knock the corners off on the inside so it has like a funnel shape. That's inside the house.
Problem is, the cinder block I'm knocking out is about 6 inches below ground level. I'm building a 16" x 16" x 16" 3 sided box to go up against the wall. Inside the box will be a slanted chute with aluminum that will go into the hole I will knock out. I built the box and chute today, I juste have to put some aluminum sheeting on the chute yet and I'll take a photo. I'm going to make a hinged lid for the box with some weather stripping to try and keep all the bugs and spiders out (to please my wife, who, as we all know is the true boss).

I'm also going to keep the chute level in length with the inside wall so that I can mount a door on the inside as well with some weather striping foam.

Does this sound reasonable? Is a 16" wide chute into the basement wide enough? I have about a 30 degree angle on the chute and the chute itself is only about 20" long. I also have the top of the chute setting down inside the box by about 6 or 8 inches. I'll try to post some pics tomorrow.


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Post Fri. Jun. 19, 2009 5:14 am

tboonie wrote:How wide should the chute be??? How wide is the typical delivery trucks chute?
The width of cinderblock. :idea: Having said that if you can't make something that big the dealer should have smaller chutes. I had a short chute that went down too about 5 inches that was like a funnel.

If it's underground the the pvc pipe might not be a bad idea. Be a lot easier to seal off.
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Post Sun. Jun. 21, 2009 10:17 am

Richard S. wrote:If it's underground the the pvc pipe might not be a bad idea. Be a lot easier to seal off.
Good point, an opening below grade can be troublesome.
Nothing is impossible for people who don't have to do it themselves.

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Post Wed. Jul. 08, 2009 2:02 am

Hey Guys,
This is my first post. I usally speak through CoalBerner(JC). I use those plastic totes with the metal cage around it for my coal bin. I have a couple of them. Some with the tops cut off and some not. I get my coal from Superior in my pickup and load it in the totes with a corn-vac and a shop vac. It takes a while but I have a messed up back. I also put one of the totes with the top cut off on my 4 x 8 trailer and go to the breaker and get it filled. They hold about 1900 lbs. to 2000 lbs. Then I just double up a vinyl tarp to keep it dry and scoop it out with a cut out laundry detergent bottle. When it gets too low I either use the corn-vac or climb in with a small ladder. They work great and last forever and are CHEAP! If anyone is interested, corn-vac has some good things on their website including plans for a bin with a trap door (BLAST GATE). Also the totes have a valve in the bottom where you can screw in a pvc tee and drill a hole in the end cap to put an auger bit through to fill your buckets. Sorry for the lengthy post and thanks to all for their knowledge and ideas.

http://www.cornvac.com

D. Marks

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Post Fri. Jul. 17, 2009 6:32 pm

Needs finishing :( but I'm on my way :roll:
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Post Tue. Aug. 04, 2009 12:56 pm

if I use oiled rice coal and store it in an outdoor coal bin will my coal freeze together assuming it is free of water come winter.

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New Hope Engineer
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Post Tue. Aug. 11, 2009 7:16 am

rocklayer wrote:These 4 55 gal drums I got for free and they do great job holding my coal.
where can you find these drums used?
i could use a couple of these.

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Post Tue. Aug. 11, 2009 2:03 pm

New Hope Engineer wrote:
rocklayer wrote:These 4 55 gal drums I got for free and they do great job holding my coal.
where can you find these drums used?
i could use a couple of these.
You should of told me Yesterday you needed some how many to you want
J.C.

Heating house & water with a 1986 electric furnace man DF520 using buckwheat Anthracite coal


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Post Tue. Aug. 11, 2009 6:27 pm

i just need 2.they have them where I work but will not part with any. :(

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Post Wed. Aug. 12, 2009 2:08 pm

New Hope Engineer wrote:i just need 2.they have them where I work but will not part with any. :(
I will get you 2 do you want them with lids or with out. What color blue or white
J.C.

Heating house & water with a 1986 electric furnace man DF520 using buckwheat Anthracite coal

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Post Wed. Aug. 12, 2009 7:52 pm

coal berner wrote:
New Hope Engineer wrote:i just need 2.they have them where I work but will not part with any. :(
I will get you 2 do you want them with lids or with out. What color blue or white
no lids, and blue if you can.
:D thanx
mark

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Post Thu. Aug. 13, 2009 9:07 am

Here's a picture of our coal bins. +100 Tons each. They're filled and ready to serve Anthracite users throughout the Northeast. Come and get it ! (or contact us to discuss delivery options).

At Your Service,
DiRenzo Coal Co.
Pottsville, PA
800-676-4743
http://www.direnzocoal.com
[email protected]
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Post Thu. Aug. 13, 2009 11:50 am

"I will get you 2 do you want them with lids or with out. What color blue or white" Those come filled? :D
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Post Thu. Aug. 13, 2009 12:42 pm

ken wrote:"I will get you 2 do you want them with lids or with out. What color blue or white" Those come filled? :D
LOL!!! I'll take 1000, blue, with lid, filled with Rice coal, Please :D :D :D
If it ain't broke, don't fix it!

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Post Thu. Aug. 13, 2009 8:13 pm

http://www.direnzocoal.com/

Anybody have a review and price on this coal ?

Tom
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