Loading Coal Into Hopper ( the Marriage Saver )

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Post Mon. Oct. 18, 2010 8:35 am

If you let your wife see this, you are on your own, may God Help you !
She will be saying :" Honey, what can't we have one like that " ?

For Those who haven't seen part I , I made it easier by clicking the button in YouTube

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Post Mon. Oct. 18, 2010 9:17 am

I prefer simplicity, if the stove is in the basement and you have a hopper on first floor that is accessible by a coal truck... done deal. Just run some PVC from the hopper to the stove bin. Gravity is your friend. :)

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Post Mon. Oct. 18, 2010 9:40 am

Really nice, might build one for my stove, Can you share exactly what parts you used and how you built it? Will the feed go around corners? Thanks!

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Post Mon. Oct. 18, 2010 9:45 am

HOLD STILL!!!!

Your giving me an vertigo attack! :o

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Post Mon. Oct. 18, 2010 10:34 am

Richard S. wrote:I prefer simplicity, if the stove is in the basement and you have a hopper on first floor that is accessible by a coal truck... done deal. Just run some PVC from the hopper to the stove bin. Gravity is your friend. :)
I like simplicity too !

I have built a gravity feed coal bin, and it worked great, and it wasn't meant for basement only stoves,I'll post pictures later.

However most coal users don't have their stoves in the basement, and some don't even have a basement. Automating coal movement up in elevation 5 feet, and turning corners allows coal to truly compete with other type of fuel.

I thought one of the functions of this forum is to promote coal usage, and help those users, and not necessarily shut down innovation.

No hard feeling.

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Post Mon. Oct. 18, 2010 10:50 am

Don't worry...
They are just sayin' you do not need a auger to move coal if the bin is close and in the basement...
Your video will help inspire others who do not have a simple gravity solution...
The auger you have shown will help those who need a solution to a more complex delivery problem...
Now what I want is a flex auger that can move Nut Coal without a problem...

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Post Mon. Oct. 18, 2010 1:01 pm

And here I thought it was about sharing ideas,thoughts & feedback without being judgemental--I was doing good with all that until I got to this post GP :o
GeorgiePorgie wrote:
Richard S. wrote:I prefer simplicity, if the stove is in the basement and you have a hopper on first floor that is accessible by a coal truck... done deal. Just run some PVC from the hopper to the stove bin. Gravity is your friend. :)
I like simplicity too !

I have built a gravity feed coal bin, and it worked great, and it wasn't meant for basement only stoves,I'll post pictures later.

However most coal users don't have their stoves in the basement, and some don't even have a basement. Automating coal movement up in elevation 5 feet, and turning corners allows coal to truly compete with other type of fuel.

I thought one of the functions of this forum is to promote coal usage, and help those users, and not necessarily shut down innovation.

No hard feeling.

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Post Mon. Oct. 18, 2010 1:05 pm

Wow, that is really slick! :clap: :clap: :up: :up:


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Post Mon. Oct. 18, 2010 1:13 pm

DVC500 at last wrote:Wow, that is really slick! :clap: :clap: :up: :up:
Thanks Chris
There will be more, I just hope to stay healthy and live long.
Maybe by the next season, the ashes will be removed automatically as well.

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Post Mon. Oct. 18, 2010 2:04 pm

I think someone somewhere already said this--BUT--- live long and prosper---I'm going to hold you to that ash remover for next season ;) &
GeorgiePorgie wrote:
DVC500 at last wrote:Wow, that is really slick! :clap: :clap: :up: :up:
Thanks Chris
There will be more, I just hope to stay healthy and live long.
Maybe by the next season, the ashes will be removed automatically as well.

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Post Mon. Oct. 18, 2010 2:47 pm

check out the wonderful ash auger in these from the active bit coal thread

http://www.coalandheat.com/examples/ValleyVista/photos.html

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Post Mon. Oct. 18, 2010 3:17 pm

Here's another auto ash removal setup.
AHS S130 Installation by Maccoon
Like his "coal blower" too....it's later in the same thread.

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Post Mon. Oct. 18, 2010 11:30 pm

Pretty slick, GP,

Now you guys have me thinking about an ash auger.......

Dave

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Post Tue. Oct. 19, 2010 4:46 am

Heeheee! You've done well! That's slicker than a frogs belly! *smile*

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Post Tue. Oct. 19, 2010 7:02 am

I watched part 1 also. Can I ask you a few questions?

1. How long is the actual auger screw?

2. How much of the copper pipe is just pipe?

This seems not to be a flex auger right?

Really great job!

Thank you!


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