Matthaus wrote:By the way, how did it go at Axeman HQ? did they honor the lifetime guarantee?
Yes you can covert to the AHS hopper. In fact a friend of mine bought a used Eshland boiler that had the A-A auger and converted it to hopper feed. I have a sketch of the hopper dimensions if you need them.Flyer5 wrote:Is it possible to set the Axeman up like the AHS with a hopper on the top instead of the auger . If I could do that I could be running it this season . I realize something would have to be done to drive the grate shaker and grate . But the coal should feed, Am I correct ? Thanks ,Dave
LsFarm wrote:Yes, you could make and install a big funnel/hopper to gravity feed the coal. And like you said you would have to rig up a gear reduction motor with a new drive mechanism to run the grate shaking motion.
I'm currious, why would these modifications make it easier to get the boiler in operation?? There is a fair amount of fabrication and engineering needed to rig up a gravity hopper and a motorized shaker mechanism. You can make a coal bin for the auger from a 55 gallon drum very easily.