Ash Removal for Coal Guns and AA Units.

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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Stoker Coal Boiler: Coal Gun S130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska Kodiak
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: Wood Gun
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Stove/Furnace Model: E100
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Post Fri. Jul. 18, 2014 12:30 pm

I know I've communicated with some folks over the years about homebrew ash removal systems. I'm looking for documentation on those as well as maybe some photos and descriptions of setups I haven't seen yet. If you have done something for easy ash removal, I invite you to document what you've done along these lines. Photos and descriptions would be great!

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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ & V-Wert
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Coal Size/Type: Barley, Buck, Rice ,Nut, Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB
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Post Fri. Jul. 18, 2014 12:58 pm

'Easy' is a relative term.........Rigid and flex augers...... Glad you did not say 'easy AND inexpensive', I'll post more tomorrow.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: coal gun 130
Coal Size/Type: pea
Other Heating: solar dhw/samsung mini split/oil
Location: andes ny

Post Sat. Nov. 22, 2014 5:09 pm

trial 2 seems to be working just fine, would like to try this winter to re-pipe auger using 3" pvc conduit sweep to try and shorten up the ash barrel towards the boiler[more room to get snow blower out door]so far this year I burned 5-55 gallon barrels and got 1 barrel of ash[seems to grind up ash] and the timer to delay the off after ash auger stops doesn't seem to be needed [may also pull out at later time] just installed at end of last season[still a guinea pig :D ]
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek
Location: Junction of PA-OH-WV

Post Mon. Nov. 24, 2014 9:06 am

If anyone reads this and still is in the early planning stage, you might concider to embed your auger pipe into the floor for less obstruction for all daily movement around boiler. :idea:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: coal gun 130
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Post Fri. Jun. 26, 2015 9:29 pm

up date to any one who is looking, switched over to a pvc long turn sweep[conduit] no problem with flex auger, but the conduit ell gave out with in a year. last week switched over to a long turn sch 40 galvinized ell, should have pics in a week or so, showing bin room/ boiler room I hope :D

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Coal Gun S130
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Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: Wood Gun
Stove/Furnace Make: Alternate Heating Systems
Stove/Furnace Model: E100
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Post Thu. Jul. 02, 2015 9:26 am

Looking forward to those photos! :D

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Stoker Coal Boiler: coal gun 130
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Post Wed. Jul. 08, 2015 9:24 am

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greenftechn
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Stove/Furnace Model: E100
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Post Wed. Jul. 08, 2015 9:50 am

Thanks! :)

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Stoker Coal Boiler: AB Van Wert VA 600
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat

Post Wed. Oct. 07, 2015 5:01 pm




Made this with help from Arnie Huntley over at AB Van Wert Coal Stoker for my VA 600. Works great!

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Post Sun. Feb. 28, 2016 2:59 pm

ash auger had a bad day :( . found pvc end part on top of barrel ground up/smashed. pipe strap support wrapped in auger. after further investigation found shaker motor running but arm wasn't moving. thought their was a broken connecting pin. but turns out that the hitch pin was missing. this would describe the hitch pin I found layen on the floor a few weeks ago :idea: . guess what happen, ash auger runs when shaker does then a few extra seconds on a delay timer, how many hours did it run don't know. but now switched off delay timer to one shot position so it will only run for set time each shake cycle. also switched to sch 80 pvc on end :roll:

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