WINNER of Best Modified Stove

WINNER of Best Modified Stove

PostBy: WNY On: Tue Nov 14, 2006 9:04 pm

Hey Greg (LsFarm) You will like this!!

My friend I work with (controls background) has been messing with his hand fired/wood/coal stove for a while now, we have been going back and forth with me on mine and how it works, he had a home grown auger system previously (red thing in background), but couldn't get enough burn area since it clumped into a big pile on the burn plate...so
This year, he was building a stoker unit for it!! AS you can see, it is quite the apparatus, limit switches, computer controls, Analog/digital sensors, timers, temperature sensors, even an Automatic ash sweeper!!

The big motor on the floor is the electro/hydraulic stoker mechanicism...

Here are a couple of pics he gave me, the stove with homemade stoker and the wiring/control system that runs on a laptop computer!!!....
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WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

PostBy: LsFarm On: Wed Nov 15, 2006 8:47 am

I can see where I'd shovel the coal in, but where is the on/off switch?? If it is computer controled, I'm sunk. Computers and me just barely get along.

Greg.

He looks like he has spent a lot of time in the unit!!
LsFarm
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

PostBy: WNY On: Wed Nov 15, 2006 9:54 am

Quite the setup, previously, he has had his share of malfunctions, like filling the stove up with coal without it burning!! oops.

On/Off switch? hmmmm.....
WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

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PostBy: ginski On: Thu Nov 16, 2006 3:23 am

i built a 'time machine' in my garage and it looks exactly like that. WTF?

it appears he over-complicated a simple appliance, but we all have our hobbies.

thanks for the photos!

best regards,
tom
ginski
 
Stove/Furnace Make: harman
Stove/Furnace Model: magnum stoker

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