Loading Coal into Hopper ( The Marriage Saver )

Re: Loading Coal into Hopper ( The Marriage Saver )

PostBy: k9 Bara On: Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:42 am

I believe he said it was 30', no, the hose is not copper. It does work well, I know Im gonna try one. :)
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Re: Loading Coal into Hopper ( The Marriage Saver )

PostBy: GeorgiePorgie On: Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:51 am

Copper ?
I wouldn't dare use copper, the local thieves will come over tear it apart and sell it for scrap !
in fact you just reminded me to go put a label on it, saying "Do not steal, this is not copper "

The auger is about 28 to 30 feet long, the I have no clue what or where to get the hose, it was dumped at a job site by the cable company, it's not very flexible, but it does make it around corners, it seems to be a perfect match for the auger.
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Re: Loading Coal into Hopper ( The Marriage Saver )

PostBy: jrn8265 On: Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:56 am

So the actual metal auger extends how far into the pipe?

How many feet of the pipe is just coal being pushed? (no "screw" in the pipe)

Thanks
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Re: Loading Coal into Hopper ( The Marriage Saver )

PostBy: GeorgiePorgie On: Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:08 am

The auger runs the entire length , I mean all the way to the hopper !
It starts from the motor side, and it turns Counter Clockwise, it goes through 10 feet or so of 2 Inch Galvanized pipe, then it continues into the flexible hose .

If you considering putting one together, it may be worth it to come over to Pocono Summit, and see it in action, there are still few extra modifications and improvements I am planning, there are some counter measures built in to prevent freezing , but I am not sure how well it will function until the winter season is over, by then I have more actual data, and no guess work.
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Re: Loading Coal into Hopper ( The Marriage Saver )

PostBy: jrn8265 On: Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:20 am

GeorgiePorgie, thank you!
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Re: Loading Coal into Hopper ( The Marriage Saver )

PostBy: jls On: Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:44 pm

Your system is great. Where did you get the 30' auger? Is it a flex auger? Thanks for the help.
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Re: Loading Coal into Hopper ( The Marriage Saver )

PostBy: mr1precision On: Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:17 pm

very nice!
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