THE EXPERIMENT WORKED

THE EXPERIMENT WORKED

PostBy: mwcougar On: Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:53 am

tried a experiment.... with my ahs-130 :) i got tired of trying to seperate my tenants dogs, dog waste from the coal.... guess what it burns.. :P along with dirt and grass and twiggs. what every i rake around the 45 ton pile goes in the hopper. and it burns up fine..... my be on the something here... hmmmm.....
mwcougar
 
Stove/Furnace Make: ahs 130 heating 3700sq ft

Re: THE EXPERIMENT WORKED

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:57 am

I'm not familiar with the AHS that much but I know the AA's with the augers didn't like coal with a lot of fines in it. The other issue is any mechanism. Raking up a bunch of debris around a pile of coal and putting it through a EFM would be sacrilege because you'll inevitably pick up something that is too big to go through the worm and end up breaking shear pins.

How or if that applies to the AHS unit I don't know.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: THE EXPERIMENT WORKED

PostBy: mwcougar On: Sat Apr 11, 2009 11:14 am

ahs just has a pure gravity flow hopper. about any thing that can get down the 5 inch tube to the fire pot will burn.... as long as the entrance to the 5 inch tube doesnt get bridged. Had the happen with to pair of prunners :shock: dont ask............
mwcougar
 
Stove/Furnace Make: ahs 130 heating 3700sq ft

Re: THE EXPERIMENT WORKED

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Apr 11, 2009 11:19 am

mwcougar wrote:tried a experiment.... with my ahs-130 :) i got tired of trying to seperate my tenants dogs, .


Whats the BTU rating of a dog these days? :D :D :D
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: THE EXPERIMENT WORKED

PostBy: Yanche On: Sat Apr 11, 2009 11:21 am

The AHS with a hopper is a gravity fed design. Whatever you put in the hopper will make it down to the combustion pot. If it can burn it will. If not it will just be removed by the grate action. What's the size limit? My guess would be about 2" for something that doesn't burn. Anything larger might have a problem getting wedged on the grate. For things that do burn, if it will go down the funnel and the angled elbow it will burn. My limit guess would be a 4" wooden stick. I've put canceled checks in my hopper as a way to destroy them. I wouldn't do it again. They burned up just fine but some of the paper like ash was sucked into the boiler tubes by the combustion blower.
Yanche
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Alternate Heating Systems S-130
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea

Re: THE EXPERIMENT WORKED

PostBy: PC 12-47E On: Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:17 pm

Hi Yanche, How would the AHS run with NUT? Do you think it might bridge in the Hopper neck?

PC12
PC 12-47E
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Estate Heatrola, Jotul 507

Re: THE EXPERIMENT WORKED

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Apr 11, 2009 3:24 pm

PC 12-47E wrote:How would the AHS run with NUT?


I'll venture a guess that it would burn in an emergency, especially if it were cold weather, but, the AA & AHS are designed in such a way that if burning nut it would allow more air to pass through the spaces between the chunks of coal. I'm guessing it would make heat at a different rate and that might lead to issues.
I've thrown a few handfuls of nut in my AA and that's OK, but I think a boiler full of it wouldn't be advised.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: THE EXPERIMENT WORKED

PostBy: PatrickAHS On: Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:51 am

PC 12-47E wrote:Hi Yanche, How would the AHS run with NUT? Do you think it might bridge in the Hopper neck?

PC12


Nut would bridge.
PatrickAHS
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alternate Heating Systems LLC

Re: THE EXPERIMENT WORKED

PostBy: PatrickAHS On: Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:53 am

mwcougar wrote:tried a experiment.... with my ahs-130 :) i got tired of trying to seperate my tenants dogs, dog waste from the coal.... guess what it burns.. :P along with dirt and grass and twiggs. what every i rake around the 45 ton pile goes in the hopper. and it burns up fine..... my be on the something here... hmmmm.....


The long range effects would have to be researched, but the our general thought is that there would be possibility of negative effects due to untested combustion processes.
PatrickAHS
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alternate Heating Systems LLC