cArNaGe wrote:Bigger the coal size. The more heat.
and cleaner then Rice Plus you can get it all the time
Pa Dealer wrote:RY
Freddy wrote:Just curious..... what's the advantage to burning buck? It seems extra work to screen it all, there must be an extra benefit.
coal berner wrote:Pa Dealer wrote:RY
At the end of the bin auger there should be 1/34" to 2" or more depending where you put the hole in the drum of clearance from the bottom of drum or bin now how is the coal going to wear the S.S. Auger flights Anthracite is not that hard it will break up into pieces unless the coal; has alot of bone /rock in it The main Place that I seen Auger flights wear is on the Pot auger at the first one or two Flights on the bushing end That is because the Auger & pot Bushings wear out then the flights can rub on the cast iron pot wearing on the flights . That will also make the Mid & Bin Auger off center and then they will rub agianst the Inside of the Auger Tube . I have 6" of auger sticking out of my tube and I have 0
Problems with feeding or fines I get a baby Jar lid full on fines every other day and I am Running Buck #1 Because you can get it all the time and it is cleaner then Rice And more heatout burning less coal .
lincolnmania wrote:i replaced both pipes and the coupler last year
my helpfull roomates keep forgetting that i want to run the barrel low and cut some of the auger off......sometime this week lol......if i dont go for coal tommorow all will go cold lol
stoker-man wrote:The auger is supposed to be 1 1/2 flights? out of the pipe. The reason being that at 6" from the end of the pipe, you aren't going to pull coal into the pipe from that far away. So the coal is going to grind up at 4-6" away from the end of the pipe and not be pulled into the pipe. Maybe it works with Buck. Maybe it's converting Buck to Rice Figuring that the coal is going to feed from the top down and be pulled in near the entrance to the pipe, I would go with the 1 1/2 flights.
Another thing with wet coal is that the bin feed worm can rust off at the pipe coupler and then start grinding away inside the coupler. This will also break the shear pins. I've had two large usage users this past week who were breaking pins and one finally broke the worm. The pipe had rusted to the point where pieces of steel broke off and jammed inside the worm drive. Here is one picture of the rusted pipe below. A stainless steel pipe is used when people use wet coal. It's a Schedule 40, 2" Stainless.
stoker-man wrote:There is some conflicting auger information at efm. New construction has the worm extending 8" from the end of the pipe.