Ash Removal for Coal Guns and AA units.

Ash Removal for Coal Guns and AA units.

PostBy: greenftechn On: Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:30 pm

I know I've communicated with some folks over the years about homebrew ash removal systems. I'm looking for documentation on those as well as maybe some photos and descriptions of setups I haven't seen yet. If you have done something for easy ash removal, I invite you to document what you've done along these lines. Photos and descriptions would be great!
greenftechn
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Coal Gun S130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska Kodiak
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: Wood Gun
Stove/Furnace Make: Alternate Heating Systems
Stove/Furnace Model: E100

Re: Ash Removal for Coal Guns and AA units.

PostBy: whistlenut On: Fri Jul 18, 2014 12:58 pm

'Easy' is a relative term.........Rigid and flex augers...... Glad you did not say 'easy AND inexpensive', I'll post more tomorrow.
whistlenut
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks Boiler,Itasca415,NYer130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska,Gibraltor,Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck,Pea,Nut&Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB

Re: Ash Removal for Coal Guns and AA units.

PostBy: plumberman On: Sat Nov 22, 2014 6:09 pm

trial 2 seems to be working just fine, would like to try this winter to re-pipe auger using 3" pvc conduit sweep to try and shorten up the ash barrel towards the boiler[more room to get snow blower out door]so far this year i burned 5-55 gallon barrels and got 1 barrel of ash[seems to grind up ash] and the timer to delay the off after ash auger stops doesn't seem to be needed [may also pull out at later time] just installed at end of last season[still a guinea pig :D ]
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plumberman
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: coal gun 130
Coal Size/Type: pea
Other Heating: solar dhw/samsung mini split/oil

Re: Ash Removal for Coal Guns and AA units.

PostBy: McGiever On: Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:06 am

If anyone reads this and still is in the early planning stage, you might concider to embed your auger pipe into the floor for less obstruction for all daily movement around boiler. :idea:
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