beatle78 wrote:unless I swap the oil boiler and the stoker boiler, then I may be able to put a 55 Gallon drum there..... hmmmmmmm
Put the drum in the coal bin.
That's what most people do, not to
save space but because its easier. If you fill the entire bin up chances are a lot of the coal will actually be right over the top of the drum if it gets buried.. whole lot more than a drum full before you have to
Don't put the auger through the side of the drum. Instead cut a fairly large hole in the bottom. Get the drum up drum off the ground about a foot with either blocks or something else, What you want to
do is provide enough of an angle between the edge of the drum and the auger so the coal on the outside of the drum can get to
. This will allow even more coal to
the auger from the sides of the drum.
You could just leave the drum out until the coal gets low enough to
put it in there. In any event you do want the drum because it gets to
be pain without one if you don't have the bin filled.