I picked up the boiler and auger assembly at the locat ABF freight depot in Salisbury MA last night. I gently moved everything into my basement with my John Deere 4310 w/fork lift attachment. Everything looks good for now. I'll be removing the Koker on Friday 4/1 and installing the S130 starting bright and early Saturday 4/2.
I only have one small problem: The ash door handle on the rear ash door fell off in my hand---bad weld. I sent an e-mail to Ben Witmer at AHS; and, I tried calling his number at AHS with no response yet. Not a show stopper for Saturday; but, I want to get this fixed.
Thank you for the link to auger pictures. The AHS auger looks awesome! I'm really glad I went with the upgrade. Thanks again Whistlenut for pointing me in that direction. Especially since the AHS website basicaly has no information WRT the auger option...
I'll probably start working on my bin and coal chute on Sunday. With my Koker and 40 lb bags, gravity is currently my enemy.
I want gravity to be my friend with the S130 and auger!!
Any of you forum members are welcome to stop by Saturday and see what's going on---later is probably better---'cause that's when the coal will be burning and the brews will be pouring.
And thanks for the tip WRT starting the S130 with some left over ash. How much do you recommend? Just pour the ash into the S130's bin??
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