Coal bin question

Coal bin question

PostBy: k9 Bara On: Sun Aug 05, 2012 3:41 pm

Hello to all, it's been a while.

I am at the last wall of completing my coal bin. It's 10'(L) x 6'(W) x 5'(H) and I plan on moving the coal from the bin to my boiler barrel by means of a grain auger. My question is do I need to build any type of shroud or anything to take weight off the auger? I plan on using a 3' grain auger from the TS store.
I hope I explained it OK, I am just concerned the auger might bind with all the coal around.

Thank you,

George
k9 Bara
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM
Coal Size/Type: Rice Anthricite

Re: Coal bin question

PostBy: mozz On: Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:10 pm

On the AA130 moving pea coal, there is a "doghouse" over the auger. Efm, i don't know, auger may be pitched downward also.
mozz
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 1982 AA-130 Steam

Re: Coal bin question

PostBy: k9 Bara On: Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:23 pm

Do you have ha picture of the dog house on the auger?
Thank you
k9 Bara
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM
Coal Size/Type: Rice Anthricite


Re: Coal bin question

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:13 pm

Here's the A doghouse without the auger. The auger enters at the high point & stops sticking out the low point about one inch.
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Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Coal bin question

PostBy: k9 Bara On: Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:38 pm

Thank you gentlemen for your help.


I hope to be finished soon and have it filled with coal.
k9 Bara
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM
Coal Size/Type: Rice Anthricite