Bin to hopper by auger question

Re: Bin to hopper by auger question

PostBy: k9 Bara On: Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:33 pm

lsayre wrote:How small can a motor pulley for an auger motor go?


I cant imagine much smaller than the 2" I put on. I think it's a 5/8 shaft dia.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM
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Re: Bin to hopper by auger question

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:46 pm

BTW, where did you get that very nice looking auger? How long is it?
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Re: Bin to hopper by auger question

PostBy: k9 Bara On: Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:26 pm

lsayre wrote:BTW, where did you get that very nice looking auger? How long is it?


I ordered it from Tractor Supply. It was 16' long, but I shortened it 3'. The setup seems well built except for the motor mounting. That could be better but it does work well. I also got the motor at Tractor Supply. Picked up coal today, 5 ton going in the new bin in the morning. :cheers: a toast to the skid steers of the world.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM
Coal Size/Type: Rice Anthricite


Re: Bin to hopper by auger question

PostBy: coalkirk On: Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:21 am

Some advice for anyone using a grain auger. Before you install it, give a good coating of rust inhibiting paint. After one year, mine had a lot of corrosion on it. I just spent a day cleaning it up and coating it with rusty metal primer. Here it is with new stainless steel hardware. The galvanized bolts were pretty rough also.
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Re: Bin to hopper by auger question

PostBy: k9 Bara On: Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:17 am

coalkirk wrote:Some advice for anyone using a grain auger. Before you install it, give a good coating of rust inhibiting paint. After one year, mine had a lot of corrosion on it. I just spent a day cleaning it up and coating it with rusty metal primer. Here it is with new stainless steel hardware. The galvanized bolts were pretty rough also.
auger 5.jpg


Ouch, Thanks I did not do that. I will get a SS tube, but it wont go in until next year. Wish I had read that before I put coal on it yesterday.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM
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Re: Bin to hopper by auger question

PostBy: lsayre On: Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:47 am

k9 Bara wrote:I ordered it from Tractor Supply. It was 16' long, but I shortened it 3'. The setup seems well built except for the motor mounting. That could be better but it does work well. I also got the motor at Tractor Supply. Picked up coal today, 5 ton going in the new bin in the morning. :cheers: a toast to the skid steers of the world.


How hard is it to shorten one. is welding involved?
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
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Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: Bin to hopper by auger question

PostBy: k9 Bara On: Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:17 am

lsayre wrote:
k9 Bara wrote:I ordered it from Tractor Supply. It was 16' long, but I shortened it 3'. The setup seems well built except for the motor mounting. That could be better but it does work well. I also got the motor at Tractor Supply. Picked up coal today, 5 ton going in the new bin in the morning. :cheers: a toast to the skid steers of the world.


How hard is it to shorten one. is welding involved?


A little bit of welding was necessary. Just on the auger itself. Welded the end that makes the initial contact with the coal. They auger is only welded every foot and a half or so. Where I cut, left the end a little loose. Just didn't want issues after burying it. Cutting it was easy. I used a saws-all.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM
Coal Size/Type: Rice Anthricite

Re: Bin to hopper by auger question

PostBy: Wiz On: Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:11 am

coalkirk wrote:Some advice for anyone using a grain auger. Before you install it, give a good coating of rust inhibiting paint. After one year, mine had a lot of corrosion on it. I just spent a day cleaning it up and coating it with rusty metal primer. Here it is with new stainless steel hardware. The galvanized bolts were pretty rough also.
auger 5.jpg



Thanks for sharing, I would've overlook this also.
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Re: Bin to hopper by auger question

PostBy: tinmanKC10 On: Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:23 pm

So how did the Tractor supply auger work this winter for you? What size pulley did you end up using 2"?

Thanks
james
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Re: Bin to hopper by auger question

PostBy: k9 Bara On: Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:09 am

Sorry for delay, Yes worked great. No issues with auger. Going through more coal than I put in the bin was the only issue, lol
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM
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Re: Bin to hopper by auger question

PostBy: tinmanKC10 On: Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:05 pm

George do you start and stop your auger under full load? If so is there any issue with doing that?

Thanks
James
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Re: Bin to hopper by auger question

PostBy: k9 Bara On: Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:09 pm

Yes, that's how I was using it. Wired to a light switch. I would turn it on til barrel was full and turn off switch. Coal is always throughout the tube and auger. It stuck a couple times when turning it on, but just turned switch off then on again and it was fine. I am happy with the investment for sure.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM
Coal Size/Type: Rice Anthricite