Flex ash auger

Re: Flex ash auger

PostBy: rwwsr On: Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:22 pm

For my ash augers I am pushing from motor and don’t use an anchor bearing, lower speed seemed to smooth things out. Only problem with ash auger has been clinkers bridging and going to 4” looks (so far) to have fixed that. My feed augers all have anchor bearings and tension. I buy my 45s also. An electrician friend said he thinks he can bend a sweep out of pvc conduit, may take him up on his offer when one wares out or switch to metal. I will not be doing the bending because I am very good at crimping pipe where you don’t want crimps.
rwwsr
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: ahs s260 3
Coal Size/Type: pea

Re: Flex ash auger

PostBy: Phil May On: Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:43 pm

Why dont you run an anchor? The tubing in the center keeps the auger from over filling. I just put them in mine and it works great and it is cheap. The stretch is the most important part of flex augers. Try Hog Slat.com for parts they are reasonable and have generic parts for choretime and other brands.
Phil May
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 700
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 700

Re: Flex ash auger

PostBy: rwwsr On: Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:11 am

Ran one with an anchor and one without, both worked ok, then used anchor for a feed auger (not using a boot, so no over filling). The ash augers are only 20’~ long with one 45, works with no tension, any longer or more curves would probably require anchor. 4” bearing $100.00ish, 3” bearing $50.00ish, if it works without, I keep $150.00 (more beer :) ). The Delmarva has lots of chicken farms (they run hundreds+ feet flex augers per house) so have 3 stocking supply houses nearby. Thanks for info on hogslat.
rwwsr
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: ahs s260 3
Coal Size/Type: pea