worm drive distance in 55 gal drum

worm drive distance in 55 gal drum

PostBy: Grumpie On: Sun Oct 12, 2008 11:43 pm

i am installing a 55 gal plastic drum. how far into the drum should the pipe go? also how much of the worm drive should stick out into the drum? does my total distance into the drum include how much of the worm is in there?
Grumpie
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM

Re: worm drive distance in 55 gal drum

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:06 am

I'd suggest instead placing two cinder blocks on both sides of the worm, cut a hole in the bottom of the barrel about half the diameter and place the barrel on the blocks. You'll get a hundred pounds more of coal on the worm that way if not more.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: worm drive distance in 55 gal drum

PostBy: stoker-man On: Mon Oct 13, 2008 5:55 am

The pipe can enter the bin a few inches, but the worm length visible outside the pipe should be no longer than about 3 inches or 1 1/2 flights of worm.
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