unique way to remove ashes from a VF3000 boiler

Re: unique way to remove ashes from a VF3000 boiler

PostBy: ValterBorges On: Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:37 am

Yes i use the 40gal 3 mil black contractor bags, due to the size of the ahs hooper i slide it in sideways then flip, wait till dust settles then pull out. Pulling out is not as easy because one side will plow but im currently looking at getting a 2 bins that will replace the one bin. Two 12x12 vs the 24x24 should be easier to dump. They will probably have to go front and back vs side by side so you dont end up with only one filling thus less bin.

Or maybe ill find some wide mouth bags.
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Stove/Furnace Make: AHS
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Re: unique way to remove ashes from a VF3000 boiler

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:40 am

I should have been more clear. What I mean is placing the plastic bag into the ash pan as a liner right from the beginning, rather than dumping the pan into the plastic bag after it has filled (as was eventually tried with the VF3000 boiler, and for which this method appears to work fine).
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
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Re: unique way to remove ashes from a VF3000 boiler

PostBy: ValterBorges On: Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:50 am

No I don't line it. With the ahs shaking mechanism its likely the ash will only be 120 at most but there is always the chance you get a hot coal.
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Re: unique way to remove ashes from a VF3000 boiler

PostBy: Yanche On: Sun Jan 01, 2012 2:52 pm

ValterBorges wrote:No I don't line it. With the ahs shaking mechanism its likely the ash will only be 120 at most but there is always the chance you get a hot coal.

In the 5+ years operating my AHS S130 I've never seen a hot coal in the ash. Crushed clinkers, yes but nothing that could start a plastic bag on fire.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Alternate Heating Systems S-130
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Re: unique way to remove ashes from a VF3000 boiler

PostBy: coalkirk On: Sun Jan 01, 2012 3:51 pm

Even if some live coal were to fall into the ash, which of course it should not, I don't believe it would catch the plastic bag on fire. It would melt the area it contacts and that's all. But I'll go a step further. Even if the bag were to burn, so what? Yes it would mean that you would still have to deal with the ashes the way you always did. But a fire inside of the boiler is a non-issue. I think anyone with a stoker boiler who is not happy with the way they have to deal with the ashes currently should try this.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
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Re: unique way to remove ashes from a VF3000 boiler

PostBy: tikigeorge On: Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:24 pm

Testing it now! :( Doesn't work with the KA-6
Last edited by tikigeorge on Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:34 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: unique way to remove ashes from a VF3000 boiler

PostBy: Qball On: Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:20 pm

Want to try this in my Koker, but it seems way to hot at the ash pan. I need gloves to remove it.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker Koker
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Re: unique way to remove ashes from a VF3000 boiler

PostBy: ValterBorges On: Mon Jan 02, 2012 6:19 pm

Qball wrote:Want to try this in my Koker, but it seems way to hot at the ash pan. I need gloves to remove it.


Get a second ashpan and just let the 1st cool down first then just pull a bag over the side once it's cool, while keeping the bag closed flip the bin let the ash settle and remove the bin.
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Re: unique way to remove ashes from a VF3000 boiler

PostBy: Qball On: Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:09 pm

That's what I did, but wanted to try lining the pan with the bag in the stove. I'm sure it will just melt.
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