Coal Conveyor

Coal Conveyor

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:24 pm

Anyone use or build a conveyor for coal, other than an auger? Any thoughts on a vibrating conveyor?
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: Coal Conveyor

PostBy: lsayre On: Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:28 pm

Carbon12 wrote:Anyone use or build a conveyor for coal, other than an auger? Any thoughts on a vibrating conveyor?


Vacuum conveyors seem to work well with rice.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (It has been fixed!)

Re: Coal Conveyor

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:35 pm

I thought about that. Not sure it would work with the distances I need. Although, I could set it up where most of the run is down hill. Use smooth PVC pipe for most of the run. Would need at least 2 big a$$ shopvacs. Hmmm???
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace


Re: Coal Conveyor

PostBy: Lu47Dan On: Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:40 pm

I have a Vacuum Motor from a material loader that might pick up coal. It was used to loader plastic pellets into a feeder on a plastic injection molding press. The wires were getting too short on it for the maintenance guys to use anymore.
I would check a local bearing supply house for auger flighting to fit into a five or six inch pipe, then build the drive train. A bigger diameter auger conveyor running slower will carry as much as a small fast running one will.
A chain conveyor will work but will be harder to build, First you need the frame work to support the conveyor chain, the detachable farm chain with attachment links can really add up in price,
An auger conveyor is fairly simple to build but requires support bearings at longer lengths. The support bearings are usually made from Lignum vitae, a tropical hardwood.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lignum_vitae
Lignum vitae is so dense it will sink in water, it is also self lubricating.
For longer length conveyors steel pipe is preferred, as it can span longer distances than can PVC with out support.
You can build two conveyors one to run the coal back to the bin horizontally and a second one to elevate the coal to the ceiling.
A transfer hopper would have to be installed also. Both augers need to be the same size to prevent the elevating auger from over flowing the transfer auger. Or the elevating auger can be smaller to prevent that also.
When I build my building for the stroker and the coal bin I am going to use an auger to bring the coal in from outside to deposit it in a hopper bin with an auger bottom to feed the hopper on the stroker.
Dan
Lu47Dan
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Sears circulator air tight stove.
Other Heating: Crown 115,000 BTU oil fired boiler(house) Weil Mclain 150,000BTU oil fired boiler(Shop)

Re: Coal Conveyor

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:43 pm

Oh Jesus! They're gonna make a Movie out of the results from this Caper the two of You are going to put together! I'm somehow picturing a reincarnation of the Hindenburg delivering Coal to both of Your Houses! :hangover:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Coal Conveyor

PostBy: McGiever On: Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:44 pm

Check out flex augers used to dispense animal feed.
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Coal Conveyor

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:50 pm

Oh man! If this was a lot cheaper, I'd be set! A tracked, motorized wheel barrow with a lifting platform!

http://www.staton-inc.com/store/product ... 86-18.html
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: Coal Conveyor

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:59 pm

HB: When there is no way to get the coal from where it CAN be dumped to where you NEED it without humping it by hand,....you'll do anything to make the job easier! :lol: Hmmm,...Hot air ballon filled by hot coal exhaust from the chimney??? That might work,....on a calm day! toothy
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: Coal Conveyor

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:16 pm

I knew you'd come up with something to help you stay warm! I've seen Guys use everything from Hay,Roofing and just general belt conveyors. Scissors bed delivery trucks with chutes,heck,you'll get it Home,I'm counting on it! :up:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Coal Conveyor

PostBy: blrman07 On: Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:15 pm

Hambden Bob wrote:Oh Jesus! They're gonna make a Movie out of the results from this Caper the two of You are going to put together! I'm somehow picturing a reincarnation of the Hindenburg delivering Coal to both of Your Houses! :hangover:



If one of these guys say " Hold my beer and watch this" as he gets ready to push a button, run away very fast and hide.

Rev. Larry
blrman07
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant Casting 2310
Baseburners & Antiques: rebuilding a 1906 March Brownback Double Heater, reblacking a UMCO 1920's Pot Belly
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

Re: Coal Conveyor

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:21 pm

What??? Did y'all see me propel a small row boat wearing a backpack leaf blower??? It can be done!
:lol:
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: Coal Conveyor

PostBy: titleist1 On: Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:34 pm

lets see....re-purpose that backpack leaf blower from the row boat so the intake is in the coal and the blower side propels it through the air to its destination....walla the coal thrower is born!! :D
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: Coal Conveyor

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:53 pm

Laugh,...out,....loud! Don't, for a second, think I haven't considered that! :lol:
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: Coal Conveyor

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:52 am

I just did a quick search & couldn't find it.... someplace on this Forum is video, or link to a video, of a member that moved 22 ton of coal with a snow blower! Hmmm... maybe it was still photos....either way, it's sick! LOL
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Coal Conveyor

PostBy: Short Bus On: Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:58 am

It was a video, snow blower driven into a pile of coal, loud but effective.
Short Bus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Kewanee boiler with Anchor stoker
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut / Sub-bituminous C
Other Heating: Propane wall furnace back up only