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Hoppers For Scrap Lumber
Shambaugh Farms, Oakley, Ill. ph 217 763-6156: "To heat our shop during the winter, we cut up scrap lumber and store it in any of a half dozen metal hoppers. The hoppers measure about 3 ft. square and are designed to be handled by a forklift. We bought them at an auction for about $25 apiece. The hoppers were originally used by manufacturing plants as parts containers.
  "The scrap lumber we use comes from wood pallets which we get free from local seed companies. We cut the wood into 30-in. lengths. Whenever we need wood for the stove we just use the forklift to bring in a hopper full. The hoppers can be stacked on top of each other to save space. It eliminates the mess of having boards laying around everywhere and keeps the shop neat."

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2003 - Volume #27, Issue #1