Help finding replacements grates for old coal furnace

Help finding replacements grates for old coal furnace

PostBy: imaddicted2u On: Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:13 pm

I'm not sure of the brand name of my furnace. It is an old coal fired boiler.
There are 5 grates in it. They are attached to a grate shaker arm on the left side.
The grates are 17 inches long and the arm that attaches to the shaker mechanism is 4 inches long from the center of the hole to the center of the pin.
The one in the pics is warped and I have 2 broken. Any ideas or suggestions would be great.
thanks
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: American Standard Severn (1957) on bituminous
Coal Size/Type: Unscreened-Fist sized lump to powder-Bituminous

Re: Help finding replacements grates for old coal furnace

PostBy: WNY On: Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:29 pm

Wow, Definitely a little warped.

Try these
http://www.woodmanspartsplus.com/4863/W ... rates.html
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Re: Help finding replacements grates for old coal furnace

PostBy: imaddicted2u On: Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:11 pm

Thanks,
I don't see any there that will fit but I sent them an email and pics. Hopefully they can tell me where to find them.
The coal furnace was manufactured in 1957 but other than the grates it is in pretty good condition and throws a lot of heat. With a ton of coal here running at $130 a ton delivered I'd like to fix it up and reduce my heating bill. My other furnace is a New Yorker oil fired boiler.
There are no markings on the coal boiler to tell me the manufacturer. Here is a picture of it, perhaps someone will recognize it.
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Coal Size/Type: Unscreened-Fist sized lump to powder-Bituminous

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Re: Help finding replacements grates for old coal furnace

PostBy: franco b On: Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:27 pm

It looks like an American Standard model. Those door handles were typical of them. 9 inch smoke pipe.

Go to the oldest plumbing supply you can find to inquire.The model name Severn keeps popping into my head.

Richard
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Re: Help finding replacements grates for old coal furnace

PostBy: imaddicted2u On: Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:54 pm

Thanks Richard,
The smoke pipe is 9 inch. The draft is in the back. I'll keep looking.
Can someone tell me what the purpose of the slider in the loading door is. It is above the fire. I'm new to burning coal as I just bought this house. The furnace was used last winter with the warped grates. There is a cast plate full of holes replacing a broken grate at the front of the firebox.
I love this forum!
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: American Standard Severn (1957) on bituminous
Coal Size/Type: Unscreened-Fist sized lump to powder-Bituminous

Re: Help finding replacements grates for old coal furnace

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:30 pm

imaddicted2u wrote:Can someone tell me what the purpose of the slider in the loading door is.

Overfire air feed, probably for when you burn bituminous coal.
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Re: Help finding replacements grates for old coal furnace

PostBy: RMA On: Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:56 am

franco b wrote:It looks like an American Standard model. Those door handles were typical of them. 9 inch smoke pipe.

Go to the oldest plumbing supply you can find to inquire.The model name Severn keeps popping into my head.

Richard


Yes, the arrangement of the doors and bolts is similar to MY BOILER...which is early-early and is marked as:

"American Radiator & Standard Sanitary" embossed on the lower door.
"AR & SS" similarly on the boiler plate
Then a Lacquered 4" x 5" plaque, which I believe to have been added when it was converted to OIL
"American Standard" Oakmont...with steam specs. pressures & oil fire rate 2.5gph & etc.

Also on the body (plate) is embossed "steam 15psi"
"water 30" or something like that (I didn't jot it down)

My house was built in 1923 and was initially heated with coal. It may well be that this was the Original Boiler (though ready for replacement,soon)

Bob

Bob
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Re: Help finding replacements grates for old coal furnace

PostBy: MoBe On: Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:05 am

Buddy, that appears to be an American Standard SEVERN.. if you would like I will send you a PM. I know where you can get grates for it
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Re: Help finding replacements grates for old coal furnace

PostBy: grateguy On: Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:54 pm

Your boiler is an american standard severn boiler. The grates are warped from not removing the ashes. Curwensville Heating and Plumbing, Curwensville Pa. will have parts for this. 814-236-1711
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Re: Help finding replacements grates for old coal furnace

PostBy: djt26 On: Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:10 pm

Does anyone have or know where I can find a manual for a AR & SS furnace? It is a hot water wood/coal furnace. I am looking for the bracket that holds the grates up. I am also trying to find out how to set up the automatic air feeder that is set up with the thermostat. I don't know where to put the weights. Let me know!
Thanks, Dustin
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Stove/Furnace Make: AR & SS

Re: Help finding replacements grates for old coal furnace

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:24 pm

Maybe I'm missing it,but if you'd put your location in your avatar :( --It'd be easier to help you with somwhere maybe localer
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Re: Help finding replacements grates for old coal furnace

PostBy: djt26 On: Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:30 pm

I updated my location :)
thanks
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Stove/Furnace Make: AR & SS

Re: Help finding replacements grates for old coal furnace

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:02 pm

I know Woodsman helped me with grates on a unidentified stove that I sent pix & measurements of--I hope it works out for you that good :)
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Re: Help finding replacements grates for old coal furnace

PostBy: leward On: Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:11 pm

I am almost positive that is an American Standard Severn Boiler. I have had and sold two of them. The one I used for 20 years, was almost a hundred years old. Still in service at the guy's place that bought it from me. My overfire slider was a little different, but everything else is the same. There is a place in Curwensville Pa that carries parts for these including the grates. Call them if you want, talk to John, . (814) 236-0720. They have a huge selection of hydronic stuff, and specialize in coal stuff. I've bought a good bit of stuff there.
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Re: Help finding replacements grates for old coal furnace

PostBy: dennissapp01@ya On: Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:04 am

I have 6 of those grates for your stove 330-284-2224 dennis
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