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Carbon12
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Post Mon. Feb. 17, 2014 3:24 pm

Anyone use or build a conveyor for coal, other than an auger? Any thoughts on a vibrating conveyor?
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Post Mon. Feb. 17, 2014 5:28 pm

Carbon12 wrote:Anyone use or build a conveyor for coal, other than an auger? Any thoughts on a vibrating conveyor?
Vacuum conveyors seem to work well with rice.
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Post Mon. Feb. 17, 2014 7:35 pm

I thought about that. Not sure it would work with the distances I need. Although, I could set it up where most of the run is down hill. Use smooth PVC pipe for most of the run. Would need at least 2 big a$$ shopvacs. Hmmm???
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Post Mon. Feb. 17, 2014 7:40 pm

I have a Vacuum Motor from a material loader that might pick up coal. It was used to loader plastic pellets into a feeder on a plastic injection molding press. The wires were getting too short on it for the maintenance guys to use anymore.
I would check a local bearing supply house for auger flighting to fit into a five or six inch pipe, then build the drive train. A bigger diameter auger conveyor running slower will carry as much as a small fast running one will.
A chain conveyor will work but will be harder to build, First you need the frame work to support the conveyor chain, the detachable farm chain with attachment links can really add up in price,
An auger conveyor is fairly simple to build but requires support bearings at longer lengths. The support bearings are usually made from Lignum vitae, a tropical hardwood.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lignum_vitae
Lignum vitae is so dense it will sink in water, it is also self lubricating.
For longer length conveyors steel pipe is preferred, as it can span longer distances than can PVC with out support.
You can build two conveyors one to run the coal back to the bin horizontally and a second one to elevate the coal to the ceiling.
A transfer hopper would have to be installed also. Both augers need to be the same size to prevent the elevating auger from over flowing the transfer auger. Or the elevating auger can be smaller to prevent that also.
When I build my building for the stroker and the coal bin I am going to use an auger to bring the coal in from outside to deposit it in a hopper bin with an auger bottom to feed the hopper on the stroker.
Dan

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Post Mon. Feb. 17, 2014 7:43 pm

Oh Jesus! They're gonna make a Movie out of the results from this Caper the two of You are going to put together! I'm somehow picturing a reincarnation of the Hindenburg delivering Coal to both of Your Houses! :hangover:
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Post Mon. Feb. 17, 2014 8:44 pm

Check out flex augers used to dispense animal feed.
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Post Mon. Feb. 17, 2014 8:50 pm

Oh man! If this was a lot cheaper, I'd be set! A tracked, motorized wheel barrow with a lifting platform!

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Post Mon. Feb. 17, 2014 8:59 pm

HB: When there is no way to get the coal from where it CAN be dumped to where you NEED it without humping it by hand,....you'll do anything to make the job easier! :lol: Hmmm,...Hot air ballon filled by hot coal exhaust from the chimney??? That might work,....on a calm day! toothy
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Post Mon. Feb. 17, 2014 9:16 pm

I knew you'd come up with something to help you stay warm! I've seen Guys use everything from Hay,Roofing and just general belt conveyors. Scissors bed delivery trucks with chutes,heck,you'll get it Home,I'm counting on it! :up:
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Post Mon. Feb. 17, 2014 10:15 pm

Hambden Bob wrote:Oh Jesus! They're gonna make a Movie out of the results from this Caper the two of You are going to put together! I'm somehow picturing a reincarnation of the Hindenburg delivering Coal to both of Your Houses! :hangover:
If one of these guys say " Hold my beer and watch this" as he gets ready to push a button, run away very fast and hide.

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Post Mon. Feb. 17, 2014 10:21 pm

What??? Did y'all see me propel a small row boat wearing a backpack leaf blower??? It can be done!
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Post Mon. Feb. 17, 2014 10:34 pm

lets see....re-purpose that backpack leaf blower from the row boat so the intake is in the coal and the blower side propels it through the air to its destination....walla the coal thrower is born!! :D
I drive a VW TDI, heat my home & workshop with two coal stokers and have two vintage JD diesel tractors....
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Post Mon. Feb. 17, 2014 10:53 pm

Laugh,...out,....loud! Don't, for a second, think I haven't considered that! :lol:
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Post Tue. Feb. 18, 2014 2:52 am

I just did a quick search & couldn't find it.... someplace on this Forum is video, or link to a video, of a member that moved 22 ton of coal with a snow blower! Hmmm... maybe it was still photos....either way, it's sick! LOL
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Post Tue. Feb. 18, 2014 4:58 am

It was a video, snow blower driven into a pile of coal, loud but effective.
If it was as easy as burning oil, everybody would be burning coal.
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