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Summer Project - Auto Feed Englander PUF-25

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by smwilliamson, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. smwilliamson

    smwilliamson Minister of Fire

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    I'm making a feed system to convey my pellets from one corner of the garage to the other, into the Englander, with a dust containment system to filter fines, auto refill so I never have to open the hopper. And the entire system will cost less than $100.00. That's my new summer project, pic soon.

    What's your summer project?

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  2. sinnian

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    My summer project is to see how yours turns out :)
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  3. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    haha +1

    and hurry up.

    %-P
  4. Don2222

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    Hello Scott


    Without seeing any pictures, will it look like this??? LOL

    Is it like the Class M-3 Model B9, General Utility Non-Theorizing Environmental Control Robot, which had no given name that protected Will Robinson? Danger Danger Those other wood pellets are non-premium grade, low quality made of recycled construction materials like Infernos!!!

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    Your 1 in a million Don.
  6. DexterDay

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    Here is my Sifter... Its far from automatic.. My project, is getting the Englander 30-NC in my basement installed and getting a Englander 25-PDV installed in my Fathers house. Along with the 15 yards of mulch and thousands of Tree's, Shrub's, and Flower's my Wife wants me to Plant, Spread, Etc.. Already made 2 Rock Islands and filled them with Mulch and Plants. Got one more to do. Did my Wood area in Landscaping Timbers and River Rock. Been a "Busy Bee" doing all kinds of Projects.

    Got any Pics Scott? Remember... Pics... Or it never happened. LOL

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    Hi Scott

    Still waiting for pics (Before and After)

    Also could it look like this? :)

    If so do you have to turn the crank that makes the boot kick the bucket to get the ball rolling sort of speak?? LOL

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    Hello Scott

    On a serious note:

    Since you may get alot more fines with a bulk storage system, Many people use the Mobile CornVac because it also works well for wood pellets

    http://cornvac.com/mobile.html

    All you need is a good Silo or Storage bin and some heavy suction like a big shop vac.

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  10. smwilliamson

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    Yeah, I have seen the corn vac. It's kinda expensive for what it is. My system will actually feed into the stove when I'm done. Still trying to work out the technical issues and get this dude I know to pay for the prototype. (which is serving to be harder than actually building it).

    Not to worry, pics will follow. Here a pic of a component.

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    http://www.tech3mfg.com/augerscasing.html
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    What about pellet storage?

    http://www.woodpellets.com/bulk-delivery/bulk-storage-solutions.aspx

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    Hi Scott

    How about this?

    Here is my Invention.

    The “Wood Pellet Pulley†system

    Just clip it onto the bag and pull the rope or a more expensive motorized unit, just press the button.

    Then move the bag over the stove on the overhead track or a close line type line.

    Then slit open the bottom right over the open hopper!!!

    See pic below!

    Now serving “Stove Chow†- Hoist away!!

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  13. smwilliamson

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    My thoughts on storage...

    Making some kind of conveyor system requires some type of bulk storage bin. It can be anything really. You could fashion one out of plywood and store it in the 2 foot gap between the doors in a double garage. When people finally accept centralized pellet boilers or furnaces we can then talk about bulk delivery. Of coarse when you talk bulk delivery you are now limiting "choice" from the pellet fuel. If there are 200 flavors or pellets available in bags you can bet there is only about 2 -3 viable options for bulk delivery. Making a bulk storage container needs to assume that folks are going to fill it with pellets from a bag, especially if they are burning stoves. Stove really require a quality pellet, while more sophisticated boilers will accommodate commercial grade pellets or better. For these reasons, it's not so practical to lift 2 or 3 hundred bags up 17 feet into a silo. A medium size bulk storage bin about 4 feet high and made from basic construction materials that you would store in a shed, garage or basement just makes the most sense.
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    How's the project coming? Any updates?
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    Still waiting for pics?
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    That system was sold and is now heating a dog kennel from a 3 ton mini-bin silo.
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    No pics it did not happen. :)
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    oh, it happened alright.

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