Opinion about oiled rice coal with the auger system

Opinion about oiled rice coal with the auger system

PostBy: stoker-man On: Sat Oct 10, 2009 8:00 am

Oiled coal would be a good idea for my set-up, but does anybody know if it would gum up my auger and pipe over a 9 foot pull from the bin?

How does it work in your own standard two-pipe, two-worm feed?
stoker-man
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: 1981 efm wcb-24 in use 365 days a year
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Chestnut
Other Heating: Hearthstone wood stove

Re: Opinion about oiled rice coal with the auger system

PostBy: e.alleg On: Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:02 pm

I'm no expert but I burned a ton of oiled coal and switched to very lightly watered coal. The oiled coal crunched more in the tube, and it made pockets around the auger. The dry/damp coal worked better but made much more dust in the bin. The oiled coal reduced almost all dust.
e.alleg
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520