As an engineer, this sort of ingenuity, inventiveness, and practicality just blows me away. It is also spectacularly refreshing to hang out on this group and see that there really are Americans that THINK in this day and age still. After dealing with the rampant idiocy, moral decay, and lack of work ethic that a greater and greater percentage of the general population is exhibiting, being able to see that some people still do indeed have brains and are willing to work hard (and smart) is a good thing!
I vote that we change Brian's official forum name to CoalBlower. There is no question, it absolutely has to be done!
I'd never have thought in a million years to blow coal.....
So Brian, what did the pea coal sound like going through the blower? I assume that 455 is running a two-stage unit? Must have made a heck of a racket!
Nice work and have fun keeping warm!