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By: Berlin On: Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:40 pm
honestly, you should look for a model 77 combustioneer stoker or mark IV stoker like member hardwood has (all made by will-burt mfg.). i have my model 77 plumbed to the ductwork and it heats the entire house just fine. VERY convenient. you can find them used, there was one on ebay a few months ago.Burning Eastern Kentucky Bituminous in WNY. BITUMINOUS Coal burning equiptment: 2 hand fired stoves of my own design, Combustioneer Model 77 stoker, stokermatic furnace, Wil-burt model 30 stoker, & an old Iron fireman.
Finally getting around to posting this, was the one that bought this stove on ebay. It was a model 77B with 4 ton of Blue Diamond coal. Drove alittle over 300 miles to pick it up. Found it had been sitting in a barn for about 3 years (uncleaned), the older gentleman that owned it had moved and was going to install it in the new house, but because he was retired and traveled south in the winter, went with a gas furnace. They were very nice people that kepted me company while I loaded the coal.The coal was in an outside shed and had to be carried out with 5 gallon buckets, got a good workout that day.
Tore down the stove and gave it a good cleaning. Found cracks around the top of the fire door. Welded it up and painted it. The install went nice and contacted Dan at Wil-burt for a download manual. He was very helpfull and sent it and one for the s-30 stoker that the bank made me take out when I bought the house
, plus diagrams for a boiler (when I get some time
The 77 burted very effient last year, have'nt fired it this year yet, burning alot of down trees.Should have sold the wood
. Set the draft using the paper on the door trick that was in the manual. The coal had very little clinkers when burnt, mostly flyash. After burning all winter, there was maybe 1/2 inch of ash in the elbow from stove, the rest was clean.
The wife been complaining about when I was going to fire it up this year. Told her she had to burn the wood first, did'nt like that
here's a few pics: