Auger and tube setup for barrel feeding?

Auger and tube setup for barrel feeding?

PostBy: agcowvet On: Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:31 am

You folks that are using just the pot auger and tube into a barrel, how do you have it set up? A new auger and coal tube only allows maybe 1/2 an auger flight to be exposed. Don't especially want to go cutting off a brand new coal tube, esp since likely will build a 'proper' coal bin for next heating season and will need to add the bin auger. But if that's the only way to do it...so be it.
agcowvet
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: efm AF150
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Newmac NL-2 (oil)

Re: Auger and tube setup for barrel feeding?

PostBy: mattcoalburner On: Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:30 am

I would never recommend installing the auger into the bin, I always use a barrel with a screen to keep any unwanted large pieces out of the auger..
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert
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Re: Auger and tube setup for barrel feeding?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:33 am

I hate running these with just a pot auger. It really limits the output of the unit since you can't raise the air much past #4 before it starts blowing fumes back into the barrel. A better solution is to get a used bin auger and coupler and extend the pipe a few feed past the auger coupling. If you are determined to not buy any additional parts, you will need to cut the auger tube so 2.5 flights of auger are exposed.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Auger and tube setup for barrel feeding?

PostBy: stoker-man On: Sun Dec 01, 2013 12:28 pm

Like Rob said, you can have problems with CO and smell in the house unless you seal up the drum. I would do it only if it was absolutely necessary or short term.
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: 1981 efm wcb-24 in use 365 days a year
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Chestnut
Other Heating: Hearthstone wood stove

Re: Auger and tube setup for barrel feeding?

PostBy: agcowvet On: Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:44 pm

Thanks, don't want to chance those bad outcomes. I'll price new pieces, if they're :shock: :shock: I'll try and source some used ones somewhere.
agcowvet
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: efm AF150
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Newmac NL-2 (oil)

Re: Auger and tube setup for barrel feeding?

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:22 pm

Not sure where this is, but its on craiglist.http://twintiers.craigslist.org/for/4172521111.html
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF260
Coal Size/Type: nut or pea, anthracite
Other Heating: crown oil boiler, backup.if needed

Re: Auger and tube setup for barrel feeding?

PostBy: lincolnmania On: Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:42 pm

i'm using a 55 gallon plastic barrel but i have both augers.......the bin is next to the stove and the barrel and i screen the coal into the barrel as needed
lincolnmania
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: efm af-150 1982
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: alaska kodiak stoker 1986
Hand Fed Coal Stove: warm morning 1980 kenmore

Re: Auger and tube setup for barrel feeding?

PostBy: lincolnmania On: Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:44 pm

agcowvet wrote:Thanks, don't want to chance those bad outcomes. I'll price new pieces, if they're :shock: :shock: I'll try and source some used ones somewhere.


i just got a new pot auger, it was close to 250 with tax

the bin auger seems to last forever, can prob find one used at a reasonable price
lincolnmania
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: efm af-150 1982
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: alaska kodiak stoker 1986
Hand Fed Coal Stove: warm morning 1980 kenmore

Re: Auger and tube setup for barrel feeding?

PostBy: stoker-man On: Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:26 am

That was a good price.
stoker-man
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: 1981 efm wcb-24 in use 365 days a year
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Chestnut
Other Heating: Hearthstone wood stove