Ash removal system

Ash removal system

PostBy: stoker-man On: Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:04 pm

I was talking to someone today who has a large apartment building and is heating it with two new efm 520's. The cost to heat it with oil was $26K per year, so I'm guessing it uses a lot of coal.

During the conversation, she mentioned that it had an ash removal system, created by the Amish, using grain equipment and it works very well.

I've had alot of people ask about such a system, but never knew that one existed; not at a reasonable cost, anyway.

Our efm dealer, Perry Webb, has any information necessary, in case anybody is interested in this system. I don't know the cost.

Perry Webb
80 Bowen Lane
Turbotville
17772
(570) 437-2888
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Re: Ash removal system

PostBy: traderfjp On: Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:07 am

Can you give us more detail on how it works?
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Re: Ash removal system

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:19 am

Wouldn't be that hard, we used a grain auger for moving coal in fairly large building to inside bin. My guess is this would only be economical and useful if you're using a lot of coal.
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Re: Ash removal system

PostBy: stoker-man On: Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:35 am

This is an automatic system to remove the ashes in an apartment building.
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: 1981 efm wcb-24 in use 365 days a year
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Chestnut
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Re: Ash removal system

PostBy: LsFarm On: Mon Feb 25, 2008 9:43 am

How about some photos of the ash removal system, and details like does it run continously, or have automatic sensors to turn it on and off, or does an operator have to switch it on and off?? The size of auger or conveyor belt, size of motor running it, and maintenance/wear problems with moving the very abrasive ash ??

Greg L
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Re: Ash removal system

PostBy: stoker-man On: Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:56 pm

I've never seen it. The dealer would be able to give you the name of the Amish who make it. I know we get calls about such a system, but I didn't know they were around. Sorry, I can't help more/
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: 1981 efm wcb-24 in use 365 days a year
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Chestnut
Other Heating: Hearthstone wood stove

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