Coal Bin Pictures and Designs

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Post Sat. Nov. 03, 2007 9:14 pm

The outside coal bin is now has 2/3 full with buckwheat, what a comfortable feeling knowing that is out there ready to provide warmth! :onfire: :)
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Post Sat. Nov. 03, 2007 10:42 pm

I feel so inadequate with my wimpy little coal bin that might hold a ton on a good day.....

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Post Sun. Nov. 04, 2007 1:40 pm

cheapheat wrote:Hey ken I cant help feel a little nervous for your floor joists that looks to me like 2 pallets worth of Blaschak coal and an awful lot of weight in one place. Jim
I live in New York State near PA border (Elmira) and I've tried to buy Blaschak coal by the bag and can only get it from a dealer - they won't sell retail. Currently $5.39 per 40 Lb bag, or $269 per ton. Ran out of my main bagged supply last year and burned 1/2 ton of that coal - ashes were much finer from the Blaschak but not sure if the yield was the same as the other Anthracite coal I burned.
Any place that delivers this by the bag?
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Post Sat. Dec. 08, 2007 9:24 pm

One of my temporary coal bins. About 3/4 ton in this one .
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Post Sun. Dec. 09, 2007 9:32 am

Flyer5 wrote:One of my temporary coal bins. About 3/4 ton in this one .
These bags are delivered locally, I'm told they hold 1 ton, haven't tried them yet. Th bottom flap opens to allow dumping...

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Post Sun. Dec. 09, 2007 7:32 pm

crmoores wrote:
Flyer5 wrote:One of my temporary coal bins. About 3/4 ton in this one .
These bags are delivered locally, I'm told they hold 1 ton, haven't tried them yet. Th bottom flap opens to allow dumping...
These hold 3300# ,a liitle to large . I think I would try the 1 ton bags next time . They are tall when fully extended. My tractor loader arms were almost fully extended when carrying them . But otherwise worked well . The guys at the coal yard loved them they have never seen them before . Dave

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Post Sun. Dec. 09, 2007 11:05 pm

There are a couple of eBay auctions right now for these type of bags, around $5, 1500 lb or 1 ton.

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Post Mon. Dec. 17, 2007 9:50 pm

Currently I'm using a plastic tub that fits in the back of my station wagon. I fill it at a local landscaper 2-3 X a week. There is a steel bin in the garage that measures 35 X 33 X 83 inches. It has coal residue, and I'm thinking I should clean up a little so I can refill it.

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How much coal should I order delivered?
They offer a "2 man or wheelbarrow" delivery for $63. Do you think that means they'll haul it to the back of the garage, around the 1/2 wall that's there (looks like an unfinished conversion) and up into the bin?

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Post Fri. Jan. 04, 2008 8:28 pm

Here are some pic's of my basement coal bin. It has about 3 tons in it, full it will hold 4 to 5 ton.

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Post Fri. Jan. 04, 2008 8:30 pm

3 tons in the bin.

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Post Fri. Jan. 04, 2008 11:59 pm

Is that little wall up off the floor? I'm guessing that the coal flows under it to where you can scoop it out?

looks nice

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Post Sat. Jan. 05, 2008 1:01 am

Thanks

No it's not off the floor. I added that second removable wall, so that once I used the coal between it and the door I would be able to fill my bucks with the door closed. I am trying to keep some of the dust down, I will be able to go inside my bin and close the door behind me while I shovel it into 5 gal buckets.

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Post Mon. Jan. 07, 2008 9:38 am

Here's my coal bin with my "new" antique coal shovel. Bin holds 4 tons. It's right next to my hopper so it's easy to fill it 250 lbs. at a time. All but two guillitine boards removed now.
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Post Sat. Jan. 12, 2008 7:36 am

coalkirk wrote:Here is my coal bin, modeled after the one that was in the house I grew up in. The white boards slide up to be removed as the level of the coal drops. The coal comes out under the bottom board into an area that I can use a shovel in. This bin holds 4 ton of rice coal. I back my pickup up to the basement window (not visible in picture) and shovel it in.
Nice design!

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Post Sat. Jan. 19, 2008 9:54 am

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My automatic coal bin loading device. (my son)


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