Auger length?

Auger length?

PostBy: ShawnTRD On: Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:07 am

I'm looking at my options to install a 520 in my garage. It would be nice to use a 55 gal. drum. The only problem I see is I would like to keep everything within a 6' x 8' or maybe 7' x 9' max. Using this cheap drawing I made what do you think I can do. I hear a barrel being to close can cause problems and limits the type of coal you can burn. Being I don't know what's the best to burn yet I don't want to limit myself. I have thought I could put the auger out the basement wall to a large bin outside being my basement floor is level with the backyard.
Attachments
520.jpg
(34.56 KiB) Viewed 28 times
View: New PagePopup • Select:BBCode
[nepathumb]50520[/nepathumb]
ShawnTRD
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA6 (New in April 2014)
Other Heating: Weil Mclain WGO-2 (Net 75k BTU)

Re: Auger length?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:55 am

It won't be easy to put a 520 in that space. You pretty much want 30" of clearance around it for ease of access and service, and you won't want the flue pipe next to the fuel tank. The standard pot auger pipe is about 24" long, and if used alone will limit you to rice coal with the air setting at about #4. Another foot of auger & pipe is an improvement, and an extra two feet will allow the unit to run at higher output levels and/or burn buck size coal (at least that has been my experience).
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: Auger length?

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:24 am

move the fuel oil tank outside you should have no problem, I have my 520 16" from the wall, however I also have the means to disconnect and move it if I need to get to the rear of the thing.
The other consideration is gasoline vapor in a space with open flame. If you routinely park your vehicle in the garage you might want to get a Diesel.

waldo
waldo lemieux
 
Stove/Furnace Make: efm
Stove/Furnace Model: s-20