Using a 55 Gallon Drum for Hopper with Auger Feed

Using a 55 Gallon Drum for Hopper with Auger Feed

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:51 pm

I was aksed my a member about using a 55 gallon and to post some pics. Don't think it's necessary for pics so I'll explain.

His concern is that he cut a hole in the side of the drum for the auger and approximately 50-100 ponds of coal cant be used by the worm.

Instead of the side cut a hole in the bottom of the drum, leaving about 4 inches around the edges. Place the drum on blocks over the auger. This will allow you utilize nearly the entire drum plus a little bit more. You of course could place it on two blocks, build a little containing wall.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Using a 55 Gallon Drum for Hopper with Auger Feed

PostBy: lincolnmania On: Sat Dec 22, 2007 7:38 pm

we have our efm stoker up on a cement pad because the floor was not level where we wanted the furnace.......we have a plastic 55 gallon barrel, and the auger is almost at the bottom.....there is maybe 4" of coal that the auger wont pick up
lincolnmania
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: efm af-150 1982
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: alaska kodiak stoker 1986
Hand Fed Coal Stove: warm morning 1980 kenmore