titleist1 wrote:Correction to my earlier estimated wall thickness, I found the cut out i made in the bottom of the barrel for the outlet and was able to measure its thickness at 1/4".
Titleist 1.... So is my blue barrel. I thought this was going to be easy. My steel barrel arrived yesterday. Wiz thought getting my cross pipe to the bin lower would help. Constant redesign. Might attach a flex hose directly to the side of the barrel that can span the distance to the bin, through the bin wall, and reach the farthest corner. One hose with no fittings as low as possible to a steel barrel and maybe this will work.
My bigest problem is the area between the bin and boiler. That is the side of my ash pan door for which I need to get nearly everyday for as long as I have the boiler and don't want to do the limbo under a pipe every time. Look at your design and try to plan ahead. So far I'm only out about $10-15 in fittings & pipe and the same in wood and screws for the frame to hold up the barrel. But the steel barrel just cost me $45 total including shipping to my door. And I bet they don't give 20 feet of flex vaccum hose with a smooth interior away. Never worked with it so I don't even know how tight of a turn/arc it can be bent into. Can"t put too much cash into this or it will approach the cost of an auger set up. The only thing in my favor is the wife wants the dust stopped in hopes of refinishing our basement someday.