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

Re: Flex ash auger

PostBy: McGiever On: Sun Apr 05, 2015 4:50 pm

Been some recent interest in such ideas...some photos for ideas...

^^^ BUMP ^^^
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Flex ash auger

PostBy: 9tonayear On: Wed Oct 07, 2015 5:06 pm

Made one with the help of Arnie over at AB Van Wert Coal Stoker - Works great!

https://youtu.be/uW3YZQyCkPo
9tonayear
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AB Van Wert VA 600
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat

Re: Flex ash auger

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Oct 07, 2015 5:41 pm

9tonayear wrote:Made one with the help of Arnie over at AB Van Wert Coal Stoker - Works great!

https://youtu.be/uW3YZQyCkPo


Welcome! Beautiful boiler and ash removal system. Thanks for sharing.
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: Flex ash auger

PostBy: lsayre On: Wed Oct 07, 2015 5:44 pm

9tonayear wrote:Made one with the help of Arnie over at AB Van Wert Coal Stoker - Works great!

https://youtu.be/uW3YZQyCkPo


I want one! Nice work!!!
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: Flex ash auger

PostBy: Cummins junkie On: Wed Nov 04, 2015 7:11 pm

I was wondering if anyone has done the ash auger system for an EFM?
Cummins junkie
 


Re: Flex ash auger

PostBy: 9tonayear On: Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:42 pm

Not sure. What Arnie at AB Van Wert did is he installs a platform base to allow the auger to pass right through the ash pit. It is AWESOME I have a 1.5 ton hopper and have not looked at the boiler in a month now still plenty of room in ash can before it gets put out for driveway traction. Now I can finally take my wife on that trip to mexico in february lol!
9tonayear
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AB Van Wert VA 600
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat