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- Joined: Mon. Dec. 17, 2007 6:15 pm
- Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska Kodiak Stoker
- Coal Size/Type: Rice
- Location: Martville,NY
I use mostly 6 gal buckets when I buy loose coal. They hold 43#of "nut" ( probably a few pounds more with rice) when filled to the top. I'm not sure how they will work out loading the stoker stove I will be using. I will figure that out once I have the stove installed. Bags will probably make loading easier and I did kept some from last heating season.
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- Joined: Sun. May. 18, 2008 2:53 pm
- Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker
- Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160k
- Location: NY./PA.border I 81
That is a nice bucket gambler.i think it does need to be painted black to match the stove though . is the pipe 3" that is a real cool idea for loading coal in your home. mine is in my unfinished basement so I don't have to be too fussy.thanks for sharing the picture,i'm sure that will be used by many to fill hopper in livingroom!
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- Joined: Mon. Jan. 29, 2007 12:02 pm
- Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
- Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer
- Location: western Pa
The tube and fittings are all #3000 crush 3 inch drain pipe that I had lying around. I cut a hole in the lid and pushed the drain cap adapter through and glued the 45 to the other side. It seems to work well because I get no dust or spilled coal. I origionally tried just a bucket and would get coal flowing to the outside of the hopper and onto the floor. It is very easy to use because it is a snap on lid.
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- Joined: Wed. Apr. 19, 2006 10:32 pm
- Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
- Stove/Furnace Model: Channing 3
- Location: New York
Mr. Ronco would be proud. Very ingenious. The few times I used buckets I got all lot of dust so I can see this as a great solution.
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