Hopper Style Coal Bin for A&A Stoker

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tiz
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130
Coal Size/Type: Pea
Other Heating: oil boiler
Location: Central,PA

Post Sat. Oct. 10, 2015 9:09 am

Has anyone designed or built a hopper style coal bin for an A&A stoker. I have a A&A 130 that I installed last summer and fed it from a 55 gallon drum this past winter. That worked well but required a lot of refilling. I want to build a more permanent , higher capacity coal bin for this winter with a hopper type bottom to keep the coal flowing to the auger. If anyone has plans or pictures that can give me some ideas it would be greatly appreciated.
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Rick 386
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work
Location: Royersford, Pa
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Post Tue. Oct. 13, 2015 10:29 am

Tiz,

If you don't mind a little shoveling after the level drops in the bin, just make it a rectangular box on the floor .

If you design it with sloped floors to keep feeding the auger, you will lose a lot of space that could potentially be storing more coal.

My bin holds 6 tons for my AA 260. That is packing it in to the floor joists at the 1 end. It will self feed for a good 3 tons. then I start shoveling it from the far end to stack it back up over the auger. I also put some boards in between 2 studs I installed to make a slot for the boards. This allows me to stack the last 1 1/2 tons right over the auger and doghouse.

The AA manual should show you the doghouse dimensions.

Rick
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McGiever
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE
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Post Tue. Oct. 13, 2015 9:11 pm

Here is a "doghouse' that got installed in another members bin. :)

Post by Freddy - AA 130 Outfires.. Coal Feeding Problems??
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