Auger Length?

Stoker Coal Boilers automatically feed the coal and have controls and pumps just like any conventions boiler. They are intended to be used as a primary heat and often have domestic hot water coils as an added bonus. They can be set up independently or in dual sytem with your existing oil/gas boiler. They can accommodate both hot water base board or steam plumbing.
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JeepinPete
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM
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Post Mon. Jan. 02, 2012 6:28 pm

What is the minimum auger length? I've got 82" between the edge of the boiler, and the basement wall. The two augers put together will not fit, so I will be shortening the outer auger. I plan on building a coal room, but it looks like that effort is going to be complicated by the length of the augers.

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Pete

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Post Mon. Jan. 02, 2012 7:35 pm

Cut it close to a weld.
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Post Tue. Jan. 03, 2012 8:37 am

Some guys run just the "burner auger", but in that case you need to be careful not to get fumes in the drum/bin. 1.5-2 feet past the coupler should be plenty if you can accommodate that length.

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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM
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Stove/Furnace Model: Highboy
Location: Quakertown PA

Post Tue. Jan. 03, 2012 12:25 pm

That I can probably accommodate just fine.

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