Conversion of a Hand Feed to a Stoker.

PostBy: LsFarm On: Mon Feb 12, 2007 9:32 am

Hi Charlie, yep, I removed the grate, and have a rectangular hole for the ash to fall into. It does fall for the most part, but sometimes hangs up and backs up. So.....

I'm going to make a open frame that fits in the same rails as the grate did, and put a piece of thin steel on each side that is just above the firebrick 'V' sides.. on this thin steel I'l weld a few 1/4" high ribs.. Just enough to aggitate the ash and encorage it to fall down into the pan. This wide funnel with a 7"x16" bottom opening will be attached to the shaker mechanism of course, so it will be just like shaking the grate, except this will be shaking the funnel.

Photos when I get time to make it. I'm preparing for a road trip. :) :lol: :P

Greg L

I think Will Burt gets over $6K for the smallest stoker.
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

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