COAL BIN Pics

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Post Thu. Nov. 15, 2012 10:26 pm

It's only 3 ft high in the front. I prop it open, reach over and shovel it out. My wagon holds a lot of coal, and I should only have to load it every 4-5 days (i think). I can pull the wagon right to the stove. When the bin starts getting low I will just jump in and shovel it out. Hopefully I don't knock that 2 x 4 out and have the lid come down on my head. :shock:


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Post Fri. Nov. 16, 2012 7:35 am

Before you fill the other side, cut a dog house into the bottom of the front centered in that half of the bay. You won't have to do any propping or climbing every few days, just shovel right out off of the floor. When you get your first side dog house built, shovel the coal over to that side and build a matching dog house on that side too. You won't have to climb in until the bin is nearly empty.

I have mine running all the way to the top of the bin. The whole area is removable. If you build one that has two boards on top of the dog house, you'll be able to reach all the way into the bin with the shovel and get most of the coal off the floor without ever popping the top. .... just my $0.02 :)
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Post Fri. Nov. 16, 2012 8:17 am

So what is the recommended distance from the stove to build a coal bin

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Post Fri. Nov. 16, 2012 4:41 pm

I decided to buy a bit more coal this year as I wonder what the future might be. I started building an outdoor bin today and have 12 tons scheduled for delivery next Tuesday. I will post a pic or two when I finish up.

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Post Fri. Nov. 16, 2012 6:09 pm

georgedj wrote:So what is the recommended distance from the stove to build a coal bin
As far as you feel like carrying it on a bitterly cold January night while you are in the middle of a blizzard. Because that is when you will run out and have to go to the bin to get some more to get you through the storm !!!!

Seriously it is a matter of preference, location, ease of delivery, etc. My Dad has his 4 ton bin about 100 yards from his house. That is where it is easy for the truck to fill it and it is somewhat protected by being alongside the barn. He can fill his little cart from there and wheel the cart down to the enclosed back porch. His cart holds about a weeks worth of burning.

My rice outdoor 6 ton bin is about 10 yards from my garage. I use a wheelbarrow to fill a barrel in the garage and it lasts me close to a week depending on outside temps and wind.

Some people have bins in their basement. Some in garages, the possibilities are endless.

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Post Fri. Nov. 16, 2012 6:31 pm

Rick 386 wrote:
georgedj wrote:So what is the recommended distance from the stove to build a coal bin
As far as you feel like carrying it on a bitterly cold January night while you are in the middle of a blizzard. Because that is when you will run out and have to go to the bin to get some more to get you through the storm !!!!

Seriously it is a matter of preference, location, ease of delivery, etc. My Dad has his 4 ton bin about 100 yards from his house. That is where it is easy for the truck to fill it and it is somewhat protected by being alongside the barn. He can fill his little cart from there and wheel the cart down to the enclosed back porch. His cart holds about a weeks worth of burning.

My rice outdoor 6 ton bin is about 10 yards from my garage. I use a wheelbarrow to fill a barrel in the garage and it lasts me close to a week depending on outside temps and wind.

Some people have bins in their basement. Some in garages, the possibilities are endless.

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I was thinking about a bin in the basement and I have a good spot between my well tank and my stove but if it is too close I will move well tank

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Post Fri. Nov. 16, 2012 6:57 pm

georgedj wrote:I was thinking about a bin in the basement and I have a good spot between my well tank and my stove but if it is too close I will move well tank
Make sure you can get a coal truck to where your bin will be located. They can shute it somewhat,try to make the delivery from the driveway if possible.Is there a window on the driveway side to put a schute thru.

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Post Sat. Nov. 17, 2012 10:48 am

So what is the recommended distance from the stove to build a coal bin
My bin is 6 inches away from hopper, planning on adding auger this spring.
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Post Wed. Nov. 28, 2012 6:59 am

Here's my basement bin modeled after others on this forum.
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Post Wed. Nov. 28, 2012 7:34 am

Very nice work. Puts my big plywood box to shame. ;-)
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Post Wed. Nov. 28, 2012 8:05 am

Fritzi wrote:Very nice work. Puts my big plywood box to shame. ;-)
I think he needs to polyurethane those planks so his bin looks as good as ours :lol:
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Post Wed. Nov. 28, 2012 7:02 pm

Bethlehemcoalburner wrote:Here's my basement bin modeled after others on this forum.
WOW, a brass pull knob.Now thats the cats meow and not a speck of dirt. :notworthy:

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Post Thu. Nov. 29, 2012 9:31 pm

Very nice BCB :up:
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Post Thu. Nov. 29, 2012 9:54 pm

Dennis wrote:
Bethlehemcoalburner wrote:Here's my basement bin modeled after others on this forum.
WOW, a brass pull knob.Now thats the cats meow and not a speck of dirt. :notworthy:
Ha! It's a brass ball off my old fireplace andiron and finally found a use for it after all these years of being in the way. It works well and adds weight to keep the chute door where it belongs. I just need to find a use for the one I have left.

She's currently holding 2.5 ton and should be good until spring.

And as far as the polyurethane, if I would have had some on hand, it would be there :D

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Post Fri. Nov. 30, 2012 9:28 am

Here's my vinyl sided beauty :)
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Coal Pimping the Blue Ladies ;)


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