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beeman

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auger
« on: December 01, 2011, 05:21:58 PM »

has any body instaled the auger kit and if so how do you like it
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Re: auger
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2011, 05:37:43 PM »

I don't want to discourage you but I was just reading on another site that they have a tendency to clog and jam up. You still end up shoveling the ashes out.

Just what I read. So you can take it with a grain salt.
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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2011, 06:19:15 PM »

There is a member on this site, his name is Neal and he purchased an auger for his WM 4400 last year, but I don't know if he ever got it installed.
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Re: auger
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2011, 08:33:21 PM »

I had one for two weeks. Now its in the scrap yard not worth the money. :bash:
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Re: auger
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2012, 08:51:08 PM »

i ask this becouse a friend has this stove and is thinking of the auger kit  , what made it junk would it jam with  clinkers if so why not make the grate with smaller holes
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Re: auger
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2012, 06:45:24 PM »

yes I installed the auger kit.  I didn't the 1st year or 2 but digging those ashes out every was a pain. 
I haven't had any problems with it and don't consider it junk.  The frame is heavy enough but I'm not sure about the drive chain at the back.  I may put a new one on next year just to be safe. 

Sure beats waiting for a nice Saturday to let the fire burn down to clean out ashes.  On a weekly basis I just stick a metal 5 gallon pail under the drop and 5 minutes or so later I am ready to close the ash drop drawer. 

Just be sure to have a metal lid to put on the bucket for a few days until the coals are all dead before dumping the ashes. 

Would I buy it again.  I sure would.  Well worth the investment in my opinion. 
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Re: auger
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2012, 05:10:05 PM »

I have one and it works great. To each his own I guess. Some times the clinkers like to get stuck in them but I just reverse direction and crank like hell. Yet to have it lock completely up. :thumbup:
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Re: auger
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2012, 07:28:26 PM »

My boiler has a auger..Works slick..No letting the fire die down then stick the shovel in..Nails are never a problem.. They come right out.. 6 yrs and going never a problem with it
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