Hopper Funnel

Hopper Funnel

PostBy: VanBuren On: Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:14 pm

Guys

anyone ever build or buy a hopper funnel that would allow me to pour coal into a hitzer 503 hopper. Currently, small crumbs of coal fall onto the lip requiring me to clean up before I put the lid back on and at extreme temperatures I'd rather be over and done with faster. Also with a funnel I would be able to rest a 50 lb plastic bag briefly while pouring the coal in and eliminate a scuttle/bucket load up.

Attached are samples of what I have in mind - unfortunately these are for concrete mixers - I think aluminum would do but an off the shelf solution would be even better but I'll pay to have one made if I need to.

thanks in advance for any suggestions/experiences

Van
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Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 503

Re: Hopper Funnel

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:43 am

We use a boar hair paint brush and a coal hod.
Simple and easy.
Ok the whole system.
Plastic 40 lb bag emptied into a 5 gallon pail emptied into two coal hods.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

Re: Hopper Funnel

PostBy: baldeagle On: Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:55 am

VanBuren --- We go with the same, for bags just split a 40# bag into two coal scuttles and pour into the 503 ... for 5 gal
pails; same pour into the scuttles and wipe/clean with finger tip of a pair of gloves.
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Stove/Furnace Model: Hitzer 503

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Re: Hopper Funnel

PostBy: keithonline On: Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:32 am

I noted the same problem. Luckily the 503 easily holds 40 lbs so I can fit the whole bag. I put the coal in a nice bucket that funnels it when I do to keep it off those ledges. It would have been nice if Hitzee would make those flanges at a 45deg angle and cast the lid accordingly to not have that problem. I keep a brush handy to wipe those stragglers off the edge when I take my chances with dumping the coal in straight from the bag.
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Re: Hopper Funnel

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:58 am

If you are waiting till 40 lb fits the hopper must be empty.
The hopper should be kept reasonably full.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

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