catpowrd wrote:I thought I would use a 4" or 6" ag auger controlled by aquastat and a 4" drop tube
catpowrd wrote:I have an indoor wood / coal boiler in my shop with a fire box about 45” x 20” x 36” tall with shaker grates and combustion air under grates. Could I constantly slowly drop Bit coal in on top of the fire down a tube fed by an auger about 5 feet above boiler? Would this reduce the smoke by not feeding shovel fulls at once? If the auger was sealed at the top so it would not be a chimney would this work?
carlherrnstein wrote:I have been thinking of building a stoker for a radiant or circulator stove. I was thinking of something like this http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-AUTOMATIC-C ... 35c3cee474 . I think it would be simpler to make the tuyer like that than to force the coal to make a right angle up.