excessive smoke from auger tube

Re: excessive smoke from auger tube

PostBy: wyowa On: Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:20 pm

I have done so with the tape and plastic ,its a pain but it works. If i can get thru the season this way i will, Will be going to Sheradin this next week to get a load of stoker coal. The guy i got it from used steel barrel with lid , probaly for that reason. Unfortunetly it was mashed when he moved the bin. I have the one he sent and now that its empty i should switch it out,better i think. The air will bubble up plastic but then stops and smoke does not enter the barrel now.Thanks for the help and really enjoy the web site. Terry
Stove/Furnace Make: Hardin
Stove/Furnace Model: Automatic Coal Furnace/ stoker

Re: excessive smoke from auger tube

PostBy: charlie On: Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:19 pm

Hi, Wyowa. The Hardin is very Prill-like. If you are in Sheridan, you can stop by Prill Brothers. These are the same people who manufactured the Prills 30 years ago, but it is a different business now. They have a lot of parts laying around and some expertise if you catch the right person.

If you are getting coal in Sheridan, either at Schultz or Mullinax, you'll be getting sub-bit coal from Decker, MT. It's a lot higher BTUs and much cleaner than what you can get from the Powder River Basin. I think you wouldn't have a problem burning Decker or PRB coal in your Hardin, though I agree that you'll have to do some tinkering to accommodate the different qualities. You might want to consider the extra 20 mile drive to the retail yard at Decker- Wolf Mountain Coal, which is generally cheaper than Mullinax or Schultz. PM me if you need phone numbers.
Stoker Coal Boiler: Prill 200 BF
Other Heating: Tulikivi TTU 2700