Axeman Bin

Axeman Bin

PostBy: gregolma On: Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:04 am

When I start to run low I set an old heavy duty trash can with no bottom and and a slot cut in the side over the dog house and shovel it in.

My bin is next to a window for ease in loading.

An extended run will bring the system water up to 120F.

And a shot of the B&G NRF22 I use to push the system water.
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Almost 120F!
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Stove/Furnace Make: Axeman Anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: 1980 Anthratube 130

Re: Axeman Bin

PostBy: stoker-man On: Fri Feb 08, 2008 12:17 pm

Garbage can over the worm....very clever.
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Re: Axeman Bin

PostBy: LsFarm On: Fri Feb 08, 2008 12:34 pm

I wanted a hopper to hold 7-10 days worth of coal untended. so it had to feed down to the last shovel full. I ended up with this square funnel design, it works well, but I had to put some aluminum flashing on the inside to aid the coal to slide.. the angle on the bottom is around 30-35*, and coal likes a 40-45* angle. Other than the need for the aluminum flashing it has been a perfect hopper.
I can with two screws remove the 'coal dam' under the auger tube, and clean out accumulated fines from around the auger, this I like 'cause I don't have to climb inside the hopper to do the cleaning. I can use a hooked probe or a small hoe to clean out the area at the end of the auger.
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Greg L
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
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Re: Axeman Bin

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:50 am

I finally filled my hopper, and remembered to count the number of 5 gallon buckets of coal needed. :D :lol: :? .

With the coal level with the top edge, it holds 1500#. So enough for7-10 days with the variable being the weather.

If I mound the coal up, I think I can get another ~150# or so on the pile.

Greg L

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

Re: Axeman Bin

PostBy: gregolma On: Tue Feb 12, 2008 1:01 am

I have about 3.5 tons in now. The most I have had is a little over 4 tons. I have to put the can over the doghouse at about 1.75 tons. I pity you guys who handle the stuff. It's bad enough to carry the ashes out of the basement.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Axeman Anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: 1980 Anthratube 130

Re: Axeman Bin

PostBy: coal berner On: Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:09 am

LsFarm wrote:I finally filled my hopper, and remembered to count the number of 5 gallon buckets of coal needed. :D :lol: :? .

With the coal level with the top edge, it holds 1500#. So enough for7-10 days with the variable being the weather.

If I mound the coal up, I think I can get another ~150# or so on the pile.

Greg L

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75 Five gal buckets filled to the top will give you 1 ton of coal Been there dunn it :lol: did 4 tons like that
from a bin in my Ungals basement to the Truck and it Sucked also from the breaker to the bin at home a few Times
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PostBy: LsFarm On: Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:46 am

Exercise keeps ya young!! At least that's what I keep telling myself as I load the 40'th bucket into the hopper :? :roll: :D :D :lol:

Greg L
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

Re: Axeman Bin

PostBy: coal berner On: Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:01 am

Yes But the S.S. Chute works Much Better and Faster less work 20 mins Per Ton ;)
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Re: Axeman Bin

PostBy: gregolma On: Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:49 am

Delivery by the dealer is like that old Beermeister commercial: "The man came and set it up. It was the best day of my life." We use the lift--a small electric conveyor as its easier due the angle. a Dump with a Scissor lift would make it easier to use the stainless chute.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Axeman Anderson
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