Boiler Drum Pictures

Boiler Drum Pictures

PostBy: JRDepew On: Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:23 am

I did a bunch of searches and haven't come up with any pictures of boilers using a 55 gallon drum as the "hopper" with an auger fed boiler (EFM, AA, etc.). If anyone has some or can take some I would be interested in taking a look. I have an EFM350 that will be getting hooked up shortly and I am wondering what I am going to put this drum on to get the barrel at the correct height. I have some old chimney blocks, or I could fab something out of steel if I wanted to go that route.

Thanks,
Joe
JRDepew
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 350

Re: Boiler Drum Pictures

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:32 am

Ours sits on the ground. We just cut a hole in the side and put the tube through the hole.

If you want it higher for more capacity cut a pretty good sized hole in the bottom. Two blocks on either side of the tube and put the barrel on top of them. The weight of the coal will keep it in place.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Boiler Drum Pictures

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:24 am

Joe, if you are running the full length auger you can set the drum right on the floor. If the bin auger has been cut back you can put the drum on 4" cement blocks.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

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Re: Boiler Drum Pictures

PostBy: JRDepew On: Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:17 pm

Thanks for the info guys. As of right now all I have is the short auger that goes all the way to the pot, so I think I will need to raise the drum up in order to be able to use the full depth of the drum.
JRDepew
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 350

Re: Boiler Drum Pictures

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:25 pm

You should really source a bin auger and coupling, the short auger alone can have issues with fumes coming out of the barrel...especially if you want to burn buck and/or rice that requires more air.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Boiler Drum Pictures

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:48 pm

Forgot about this picture:

Installation of a stoker boiler at efm

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That was temporary, they ran it to the bin later:

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Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Boiler Drum Pictures

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:16 pm



Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Boiler Drum Pictures

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:36 am

JRDepew wrote:Thanks for the info guys. As of right now all I have is the short auger that goes all the way to the pot, so I think I will need to raise the drum up in order to be able to use the full depth of the drum.

That's what I did. I used some solid concrete blocks, I think six at about $2 a piece.
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

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