cast parts

cast parts

PostBy: the snowman On: Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:12 am

Does anyone know of a business in NY or PA that cast new parts per customer specs? I'm thinking of making a coal stove over the next year and would like to use cast for such parts as caste grate and grate support. I would like to use cast due to longevity and durability to heat. If anyone has any ideas please post.

The snowman.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Jotul 507
Coal Size/Type: Nut, Stove coal, Egg coal

Re: cast parts

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:03 am

Use someone elses cast parts would be cheaper.
Harman rocker grates or Russo/Kodiak round grate.
You could make a Mark IIII if you wanted!
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Re: cast parts

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:45 am

Do a Google search for "custom cast iron" and you'll find some places. I see at least one in PA.
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Re: cast parts

PostBy: Steve.N On: Wed Feb 18, 2009 3:35 pm

Several years ago a friend was in the business of fabricating replacement grates and actually cast an entire stove. I believe this is the foundry he used. Jim made his own patterns and has a patent on the stove he designed.

http://www.manta.com/coms2/dnbcompany_dk5qj
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Re: cast parts

PostBy: the snowman On: Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:19 pm

Thanks everyone. I would like to build one based on the Jotul round firebox design. I like the round due to the fact that there are no ledges for ashes to build up on. I would like to have a fan system incorporated into the design. I have tossed around the idea of also incorporating a water coil. I like the idea of a round rotary grate system. It is almost impossible to dump the fire by accident. I have also thought about not using fire brick and go with using refactory cement. If I made a form I could make a single round seamless firebrick to the thickness I would want. I will probably use steel for the body, however, I'm not sure what thickness to use. What material to use for the doors is another question. I'm sure this will be a slow process.

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Jotul 507
Coal Size/Type: Nut, Stove coal, Egg coal

Re: cast parts

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:56 pm

If I were going to build a stove I think I'd lean toward the design of the Jamesway that I'm using to heat the barn. I spend about one minute each 12 hours with that stove and it hasn't gone out since I lit it 5 weeks ago. No firebrick as it's solid cast iron. Hefty grates, easy top fill. The round design actuakky is a bit larger at the bottom to discourage bridging. The beauty of it is that not only is the air intake regulated by a bimetal thermal device, also the "hand damper" is controlled by the bimetal.
Each 12 hours: Empty ashes, 45 seconds, shake grates, 7 seconds, fill with coal, 10 seconds, walk away.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: cast parts

PostBy: the snowman On: Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:51 pm

Freddy:

What is the diameter of the fire box on your jamesway? Interesting to see that the two halves are bolted together. What protects the cast from the burning coal? The taper to a larger diameter cylinder at the bottom is a good concept. I am thinking about a burn pot of 24" or larger with a total stove height of three feet. I still think I want to incorporate some kind of protection in the burn pot. A two piece stove would make it easy to install a seamless poured firebrick. Hmm.

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Jotul 507
Coal Size/Type: Nut, Stove coal, Egg coal

Re: cast parts

PostBy: Machinist On: Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:15 pm

If clay chimney liner is durable enough, the cast iron parts could be designed to utilize them.
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Re: cast parts

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:47 pm

the snowman wrote:What is the diameter of the fire box on your jamesway?


It's about 12 or 13" and about 2 feet tall.
the snowman wrote:What protects the cast from the burning coal?


It's cast! Just like grates.... the cast iron simply takes the heat & comes back for more.
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Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

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