Coal Bin Pictures and Designs

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joeq
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Post Mon. Jan. 23, 2017 6:58 pm

Nice job. How much will it hold? Is it auger fed?
(TOTP) :mad:
(P.S. Nothing personal) :lol:

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Post Mon. Jan. 23, 2017 7:37 pm

The bin itself is not auger fed. I use an old harvest handler grain elevator and convey the coal from our 1 ton dump right in the coal door/window above the bin. The photo you see with coal in the bin is just over a ton, from our rough calculations it should hold somewhere between 4 and 5 ton.

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Post Mon. Jan. 23, 2017 9:36 pm

joeq wrote:(TOTP) :mad:
(P.S. Nothing personal) :lol:
Haha, Joe your killing me!!!


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Post Mon. Jan. 23, 2017 10:14 pm

Will you tell him Tom, or does he even care? ;)

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Post Mon. Nov. 06, 2017 9:15 pm

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Open bins.
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With the lid on.
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Dumping that coal.
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Reserve bin.
Here are some pics of my temporary coal bins. I took some pallets home from work and put the removable walls on them. I have two side by side that measure 46"x24"x29" each. Then I also have a reserve bin 24"x30"x29" which I will use while inresupply my main bins. The two larger bins should be about 19 cubic feet while the reserve is 12 cubic feet. All together I should be able to hold a little more than a ton. Since they are mounted on pallets I put them in the drive way, back the work dump truck up and just dump the coal right in. Then using the pallet jack, also borrowed from work, I move them into the nice dry garage so I can fill buckets inside this year. Last year I had a pile in the driveway under tarps. I have refilled once already and it's worked out pretty well so far. Also as the bins empty I can remove the walls to gain better access to the lower piles. Plus if I ever need more capacity we always have extra pallets laying around at work.

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Post Mon. Nov. 06, 2017 9:37 pm

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Original hopper in bad shape.
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All done and holding coal.
I also just want to take a quick minute and thanks everyone who helped me get up and runningast year when my fire wasn't burning as hot as it should have. The cause was wet coal which this stove has seen a lot of. I bought the house in November 2016 and the previous owner must have hosed the coal down because the stove and hopper were completely rusted out. It has been a long salvage effort where last year I just got up and running. This year I replaced the entire chimney as it just crumbled in my hands and was in pretty bad shape. I also cleaned, overhauled, and polished the stove back to its original glory, or at least as good as I could get it. I also replaced all the door gaskets and cleaned the glass. I didn't make it all the way through cleaning the glass because some that posts suggested it was a lost cause. The biggest project was by far repairing the hopper. Last year it was rotted and rusted out and has holes in the bottoms and sides. I cut up an old metal chair that came with house and patched the holes to make due through the winter. This year I was going to replace with a new one but they are anywhere from 2-3 hundred dollars that I don't have. So after a trip to Lowe's for some thin steel I began cutting and forming a makeshift repair. I basically replaced the whole bottom and sides and riveted the new steal to any good metal on the original hopper I could find. I filled the gaps with high temp rtv to prevent drafts and a coal bin fire. Should last me till next year or two until I can replace it with a new one.


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Post Mon. Nov. 06, 2017 10:31 pm

Seem to be honing in on it Krammer. Nice to have indoor dry bins, and the ability to move them loaded. I'm a little confused on the hopper. Is it for your Harman, or your coal bin?

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Post Tue. Nov. 07, 2017 6:32 am

The hopper is for the Harman.

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Post Tue. Nov. 07, 2017 4:34 pm

Be interesting to see how the tin holds up to the heat. Especially at the bottom, those hoppers get pretty hot.

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