Auger length?

Auger length?

PostBy: JeepinPete On: Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:28 pm

What is the minimum auger length? I've got 82" between the edge of the boiler, and the basement wall. The two augers put together will not fit, so I will be shortening the outer auger. I plan on building a coal room, but it looks like that effort is going to be complicated by the length of the augers.

Thanks,
Pete
JeepinPete
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: Highboy

Re: Auger length?

PostBy: stoker-man On: Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:35 pm

Cut it close to a weld.
stoker-man
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: 1981 efm wcb-24 in use 365 days a year
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Chestnut
Other Heating: Hearthstone wood stove

Re: Auger length?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:37 am

Some guys run just the "burner auger", but in that case you need to be careful not to get fumes in the drum/bin. 1.5-2 feet past the coupler should be plenty if you can accommodate that length.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Auger length?

PostBy: JeepinPete On: Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:25 pm

That I can probably accommodate just fine.
JeepinPete
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: Highboy