Auger/Gravity coal bin

Auger/Gravity coal bin

PostBy: Jim from Macungie On: Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:52 am

This is the coal bin that I have designed and built. I call it my Auger Assisted Gravity Fed coal bin system(AAGF). The coal drops through 4 holes in the floor of the bin into corresponding holes in the anger tube. The auger carries the coal to and then drops it into a 4" PVC pipe. The auger is controlled by a "momentary" switch so that the motor can not be accidentally left running. There are 4 metal paddles, attached to rods going out the back, that can be slide over the holes in the event that the auger has to be removed. A 5 second turning of the auger delivers 25 lbs of coal to the hopper. It holds 5 tons of rice coal. The top is 9 ft off the ground, that just about maxes out the height for the lift body truck to dump the coal into the bin. The bottom is flat so if all works well, if it was a cold winter, I might have to jump in there for about 2 minutes maybe towards the end of March and hump it up into the center.I made a short video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUqcIYDpf6g It cost around $1500 to build myself. This is my first year with coal. The used stoker I bought this year and the money spent on the AAGF coal bin will both be paid off by the end of this winter. So far, COAL IS COOL !! Thanks for looking at my post. Jim
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Jim from Macungie
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harmon
Stove/Furnace Model: Magnum

Re: Auger/Gravity coal bin

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:57 am

That's truly impressive! :up:
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: Auger/Gravity coal bin

PostBy: coalvet On: Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:08 am

Very nice setup!
coalvet
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane Model 404
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: NG Boiler


Re: Auger/Gravity coal bin

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:14 am

Makes life simple......nice video! You obviously DO NOT work for any Govt entity, because the logic and ingenuity you show and share is 'COMMON SENSE APPLIED TECHNOLOGY' (or CSAT). Now, you have one more step to design.......
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whistlenut
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks Boiler,Itasca415,NYer130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska,Gibraltor,Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck,Pea,Nut&Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB

Re: Auger/Gravity coal bin

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:15 am

perfect! very nice job Congrats 8-)
Poconoeagle
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: Auger/Gravity coal bin

PostBy: buck24 On: Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:22 am

Jim..... That is one nice setup. Simple but unique. Great job. ;)
buck24
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: New Buck Corp. / MODEL 24 COAL
Coal Size/Type: Pea, Nut / Anthracite

Re: Auger/Gravity coal bin

PostBy: Lightning On: Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:23 am

Dude, that is some fantastic ingenuity! :notworthy:
Awesome job on the video too 8-)

Happy burning! :D
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: Auger/Gravity coal bin

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:28 am

nice u have something to be proud of...nice looking block work too...hope u get many years of good service from ur neet setup...do i smell patent????
buffalo bob
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 354
Coal Size/Type: anthracite nut

Re: Auger/Gravity coal bin

PostBy: Joeski On: Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:25 am

Jim, Make more video's :!: That is so good. I love it. I don't know what else I can say since the video & poto's say it all.
Joeski
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Reading
Stove/Furnace Model: Susquehanna

Re: Auger/Gravity coal bin

PostBy: Fritzi On: Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:30 am

Wow!! Impressively designed and built. Well done, sir!!
Fritzi
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: Magnafire Elite

Re: Auger/Gravity coal bin

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:32 am

Very impressive. Nice work on the video as well.
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: Auger/Gravity coal bin

PostBy: echos67 On: Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:46 pm

Beautiful job Jim, how far are you from MD I got a lot of work to do here and your top notch :D

Seriously though I hope you stick around and we can see more of your work!
echos67
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Glenwood No. 6.

Re: Auger/Gravity coal bin

PostBy: mdrelyea On: Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:10 pm

That's awesome!
mdrelyea
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska 140 Auger
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Russo #2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice/Nut

Re: Auger/Gravity coal bin

PostBy: Dirty Steve On: Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:02 am

Well done!!! :verycool:
Dirty Steve
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Oil- Off line
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: Auger/Gravity coal bin

PostBy: mdrelyea On: Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:21 am

This is the best coal bin I've ever seen!

What was the reason for not putting a pitch (43*?) on the floor of the bin so that you don't have to hop in when it's getting low? Clearly you put a lot of thought in to this so you probably had a reason.
mdrelyea
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska 140 Auger
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Russo #2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice/Nut


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