15 Gal Coal Vac System Tutorial

Re: 15 Gal Coal Vac System Tutorial

PostBy: Lu47Dan On: Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:54 pm

Steve, if you use a Fernco coupling to attach the vacuum hopper to the feeder hopper, go from lets say 3" on the vacuum hopper to 4" on the feeder hopper lid. this way you can slid it upwards without fighting with it.
Then you can make your lid slid on over the hopper.
Neat system you have there.
Dan.
Lu47Dan
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Sears circulator air tight stove.
Other Heating: Crown 115,000 BTU oil fired boiler(house) Weil Mclain 150,000BTU oil fired boiler(Shop)

Re: 15 Gal Coal Vac System Tutorial

PostBy: johnniecuse On: Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:49 pm

Dirty Steve wrote:johnniecuse,

I also use a high efficiency dust bag inside each shop vac and a HEPA filter in each shop vac. 6.0 and 6.5 rated vaccums.


Steve - Are you saying you are using two filters in each vac? If so, how do you do that?
johnniecuse
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line 110K Boiler
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: 15 Gal Coal Vac System Tutorial

PostBy: Wiz On: Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:16 am

johnniecuse wrote:
Dirty Steve wrote:johnniecuse,

I also use a high efficiency dust bag inside each shop vac and a HEPA filter in each shop vac. 6.0 and 6.5 rated vaccums.


Steve - Are you saying you are using two filters in each vac? If so, how do you do that?


some shop vacs can use bag filters and fiber pleated filters. I've since switched over to buckwheat coal that's has been allot cleaner and resolved the dust/fines in vac. Note::: Make hopper lid out of plexiglass and this will limited dust forming during filling of hopper.
Wiz
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker Ka 6
Coal Size/Type: Casey Junk Coal :(