LL AA-220 Relocation

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Post By: hotblast1357 » Sun. Jul. 22, 2018 12:09 pm

Why not make it so that the skid steer can lower the tote down into the basement, and be able to move the tire with a pallet jack, and use the vac system to transfer from tote to boiler hopper.

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Post By: swyman » Sun. Jul. 22, 2018 6:16 pm

Not sure if I had a typo or not....my bin is going to be 7'x8'x6'. Should hold close to a years worth!

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Post By: swyman » Sun. Jul. 22, 2018 6:18 pm

hotblast1357 wrote:
Sun. Jul. 22, 2018 12:09 pm
Why not make it so that the skid steer can lower the tote down into the basement, and be able to move the tire with a pallet jack, and use the vac system to transfer from tote to boiler hopper.
That was my original plan but I have a 36" door and a 39" tote. My builder could not get the bilco wide enough to get a larger door. I would have been totally set!

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Post By: McGiever » Mon. Jul. 23, 2018 12:22 am

swyman wrote:
Sun. Jul. 22, 2018 6:18 pm
That was my original plan but I have a 36" door and a 39" tote. My builder could not get the bilco wide enough to get a larger door. I would have been totally set!
Really?, any 2 door Bilco is better than 36"...

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Post By: swyman » Mon. Jul. 23, 2018 2:48 am

McGiever wrote:
Mon. Jul. 23, 2018 12:22 am
Really?, any 2 door Bilco is better than 36"...
You are correct, the Bilco is wider than 36" but it sits on top and is flush with the 8" wide block so that does not leave room for a door wider than 36" which is the problem.

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Post By: StokerDon » Mon. Jul. 23, 2018 6:31 pm

swyman wrote:
Sun. Jul. 22, 2018 6:16 pm
Not sure if I had a typo or not....my bin is going to be 7'x8'x6'. Should hold close to a years worth!
Oh, OK, that sounds good!

Disregard my comment about using 1/2" plywood then. I would go with 3/4" treated, at least on the bottom section. The further you go up in the coal bin, the less stress there is.

If you minimize the lumber inside the bin, that size will hold over 9 ton of Rice.

-Don

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Post By: swyman » Tue. Jul. 24, 2018 2:48 am

StokerDon wrote:
Mon. Jul. 23, 2018 6:31 pm
Oh, OK, that sounds good!

Disregard my comment about using 1/2" plywood then. I would go with 3/4" treated, at least on the bottom section. The further you go up in the coal bin, the less stress there is.

If you minimize the lumber inside the bin, that size will hold over 9 ton of Rice.

-Don
Don, is there much difference in volume between rice and buck? I am going all in on buck this year.

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Post By: StokerDon » Tue. Jul. 24, 2018 8:57 pm

I've never had Buck but the volume it takes up would only be slightly different than Rice. My coal supplier says the Blaschack Rice is about 35 sq ft per ton.

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Post By: swyman » Thu. Aug. 09, 2018 12:58 pm

I was doing some inspection and noticed I have a hairline crack in one of my stoker beds. It is not split but have to ask...be concerned or run it and keep an eye on it?

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Post By: titleist1 » Thu. Aug. 09, 2018 3:58 pm

I would get a spare to have ready and run the one with a crack in it until I had to replace it.

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Post By: McGiever » Thu. Aug. 09, 2018 4:26 pm

Got a picture? It's hard to judge "sight unseen".

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Post By: swyman » Fri. Aug. 10, 2018 7:13 am

McGiever wrote:
Thu. Aug. 09, 2018 4:26 pm
Got a picture? It's hard to judge "sight unseen".
I'll snap one when I get home

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