bucket a day fire brick, oval to round stack & btu's???

bucket a day fire brick, oval to round stack & btu's???

PostBy: buickanddeere On: Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:40 pm

I have one of those wee unit Cast in Penetanguishene Ontario. The stack outlet is a true oval without the ears. And the three shaker grates each have an individual triangular end for the handle.
The firebrick inside is serviceable but I'm wondering if there is any "off the shelf" firebrick out there for future replacement?
What reasonable range of btu's is the bucket a day capable of?
The stack outlet on mine is 6" across the widest on the outside. The outside circumference is 16". Anybody know of an off the shelf adapter to a 6" round stack pipe.
I'm getting tired of the cold summer and the price of LP to heat the swimming pool. Plus I'm, thinking of installing a hot water hx in the electric furnace's furnace plenum for winter use. I'll just carry the stove out to the pool shed in May and back to the garage in October.
Paid $50.00 for it at the Barrie Automotive Flea Market about 10 years ago.
From floor to top of stack it's about 25" tall. 12" across the water jacket on the outside. The firebox is 8" tall from grates to water jacket and 8" in diameter.
I doubt one could force 30lbs of anthracite coal through it a day with the draft wide open.
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Re: bucket a day fire brick, oval to round stack & btu's???

PostBy: coal berner On: Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:52 pm

I doubt one could force 30lbs of anthracite coal through it a day with the draft wide open.
That would depend on the size of the bucket of coal you would use. They are called a bucket a day that is what you can expect to burn threw one . Most of the coal ash buckets or coal scuttle or hod whatever you would like to call it.
will hold 22 to 30 lbs depending on the size . You can burn threw 30lbs in 24 hr easy more in the middel of winter they are not air tight units.Try the links below for firebricks . They will also have oval to round flue pipe adaptor




http://www.stovepartsunlimited.com/pricing/pdfs/2008_parts_pricing_retail_rev_09_02_2008.pdf
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.


http://www.hearthstove.com/catalog.html

http://www.woodmanspartsplus.com/68/cat ... rence.html
Last edited by coal berner on Fri Aug 07, 2009 3:28 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: bucket a day fire brick, oval to round stack & btu's???

PostBy: Yanche On: Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:57 pm

I grew up in a home with a bucket-a-day Anthracite water heater boiler. It also had an oval flue breach. As I recall a six inch, perhaps 8 inch, stove pipe would be deformed to fit the casting flange. Said in a different way the circumference of the oval was the same as the circumference of the stovepipe. No adapter was needed.

Rather than look for replacement fire bricks just cast them in place with refractory cement. I've never done it but it would be simple enough to make a form of thin plywood to hold the setting cement in place and then just let it burn up in the first coal fire. This has been talked about before on this forum. Do a word search.
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