About 520 Bin Auger

About 520 Bin Auger

PostBy: CoalJockey On: Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:18 pm

Hey Fellas

Working on getting the 520 set up for fire soon. I will be using a 55 gallon plastic drum for a bin as I am limited on space.

My main question is on the length I need. Can a person use just the 46 inch auger (from threads to drive) or the auger that goes through the pot? That would put the barrel rather near to the furnace if I am looking right. Can this be done safely, or do you recommend putting the second section on. If I use the second section I may need to cut it down, which isnt any big deal. But just wondering about using the short auger for now. I know about having two to two and a half flights sticking out of the pipe.

Anyone have any pics of just using the short auger?

Thanks in advance
Tyler Hall
CoalJockey
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 1300 & 520

Re: About 520 Bin Auger

PostBy: stoker-man On: Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:47 am

Using the second, longer worm and pipe, is good insurance to prevent CO from entering the room through the pipe and is what efm specifies. We also realize that many people use only the short worm and put a sealed lid on their coal container and have no problems, but we can't recommend that.
stoker-man
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: 1981 efm wcb-24 in use 365 days a year
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Chestnut
Other Heating: Hearthstone wood stove

Re: About 520 Bin Auger

PostBy: Mark (PA) On: Tue Sep 16, 2008 3:34 pm

Coaljockey

I have seen a few folks using just the short auger that have posted pictures of their setup in the past. SO I know it is being done with success.

I would have a CO meter in the room though just in case to monitor how its going...
Mark (PA)
 
Stove/Furnace Make: 1953 EFM SF-520 High Boy
Stove/Furnace Model: Fitzgibbon Boiler

Re: About 520 Bin Auger

PostBy: CoalJockey On: Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:36 pm

If it makes any difference.....

Something I should have mentioned is that it is outside the house in a small shed. Shed is insulated... but still ventilated.

Id like to use the short auger just so I dont have to ruin another one by cutting it down. I just wanted to make sure that the heat coming from the boiler wouldnt be too much for the bin ( I Surely wouldnt think so.... But I felt I should ask anyhow for assurance) You dont think the CO would be too much do you?

Thanks for the help.

Tyler Hall
CoalJockey
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 1300 & 520

Re: About 520 Bin Auger

PostBy: stoker-man On: Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:57 pm

If it's in a shed, just keep the door open while you're in there and don't let any living creatures inside with the door shut.
stoker-man
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: 1981 efm wcb-24 in use 365 days a year
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Chestnut
Other Heating: Hearthstone wood stove

Re: About 520 Bin Auger

PostBy: Mark (PA) On: Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:34 am

I agree with stokerman. if its in a shed keep the door open while you are in there. and beyond that I wouldn't worry too much about it.

I bought my coal from you guys this year... 6 ton. Looked like good stuff. We'll find out soon enough huh!
Mark (PA)
 
Stove/Furnace Make: 1953 EFM SF-520 High Boy
Stove/Furnace Model: Fitzgibbon Boiler

Re: About 520 Bin Auger

PostBy: CoalJockey On: Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:19 pm

Mark

I hope the coal works out good for ya....

I think we are probably into coal that is a little better quality than we used to have, however from what dad said it may not be washed quite as well as the Pine Creek coal always was. (I havent hauled any out of the new places yet)

Let us know how it goes....Once I get this 520 Ill be able to say for myself how well (or well not) it works!


Tyler Hall
CoalJockey
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 1300 & 520