sears bucket coal stove - any info ?

sears bucket coal stove - any info ?

PostBy: jjs777_fzr On: Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:43 pm

Great forum fellas - I'm a word burner / pellet burner and have been wanting to try coal for some time now (finally got the brother-in-law to try coal and he likes it for his potbelly stove).

I found this in my buddies basement...and now its in my basement - where I'll clean it up and see what its all about.
I dont know if the water jacket will hold water...we'll see but it should be fun cleaning it up and painting it (gotta get me some flat black..I got glossy by accident).

sorta neat - the cover states SEARS - THE WORLDS LARGEST STORE with a images of the americas

I'm looking to src a pipe that will fit on this thing - its about 6x3.25 or so and I'd like to drop it down to that of a 3 1/2 inch pellet stove pipe - otherwise I'll just go from oval to 6" round pipe.

Any info would be cool - I did a forum search and found some from sear larger than this little thing.

-John

Here's some pics --->

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Re: sears bucket coal stove - any info ?

PostBy: WNY On: Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:31 pm

Might have been one of the "Bucket a day" type Hot water heaters, the smaller pipe/tubes, it may have a small water tank on the top of it by the looks of it. Nice find.

heres a similar
bucket a day heater

Yes, you want to keep it probably at least a 6" pipe to your chimney, I wouldn't reduce it down like a pellet stove, since you don't have a power vent setup on it.

They do make adapter pipes from oval to 6". All depends on the total opening size.
something like this
http://www.woodmanspartsplus.com/16307/ ... Piece.html
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Re: sears bucket coal stove - any info ?

PostBy: tsb On: Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:45 pm

In most cases, you don't need a special reducer, just squeeze the
6" stove pipe and shove it on. Just make sure you stick a screw
or two through it so it doesn't pop off.
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Re: sears bucket coal stove - any info ?

PostBy: jjs777_fzr On: Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:42 pm

I got that little thing going LOL and I just had to smile :)

I have it on my back porch and I'm just playing...bought me two bags of coal - one nut and one pea...the stove was really quite easy to get going - I have the draft full open on the bottom and I stuck a few pieces of 5" pipe to resemble a flew
temps between 200-225F

pics are not the best ....

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Re: sears bucket coal stove - any info ?

PostBy: jjs777_fzr On: Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:46 pm

wow maybe I spoke too soon - where temps are concerned

this thing is now over 450F as measured on the side - now that I filled up the coal level with the firebrick inside - and the coals are all orange with little blue dancing flames - quite neat
I've now just completely close off the draft at the bottom - 450+F is getting toasty.

I guess this coal thing works heh ?
I REALLY want a coal stove.

My next thing to do is get a legitimate chimney from my basement to the outside - so can run this inside instead of letting the neighbors watch me and laughing.

-John
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Re: sears bucket coal stove - any info ?

PostBy: jjs777_fzr On: Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:23 pm

getting close to 500F - I would not have bet it would get this hot - wow

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Re: sears bucket coal stove - any info ?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:27 pm

:punk: Sweet! Go for 600°! :D
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Re: sears bucket coal stove - any info ?

PostBy: jjs777_fzr On: Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:57 pm

okay now this is freaky - take a close look at these bucket a day stoves on ebay - look very closely

its the same casting as this sears thing from ions ago!


http://cgi.ebay.com/BRAND-NEW-BUCKET-A-DAY-COAL-HOT-WATER-STOVE-SAVE_W0QQitemZ280448641081QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item414c0aa839
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.


I mean I do notice a few very subtle differnces.
For one thing - the outside bolts that hold the whole thing together - wanna know why they moved it to the outside in the newer stove on ebay ? Because on the old sears unit I have those bolts have all but melted away to nothing on the inside next to the burn pot.
The other difference is the grate shaker nubs - mine has three and the ebay unit has one.
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Re: sears bucket coal stove - any info ?

PostBy: coal berner On: Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:24 pm

jjs777_fzr wrote:okay now this is freaky - take a close look at these bucket a day stoves on ebay - look very closely

its the same casting as this sears thing from ions ago!


http://cgi.ebay.com/BRAND-NEW-BUCKET-A-DAY-COAL-HOT-WATER-STOVE-SAVE_W0QQitemZ280448641081QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item414c0aa839
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.


I mean I do notice a few very subtle differnces.
For one thing - the outside bolts that hold the whole thing together - wanna know why they moved it to the outside in the newer stove on ebay ? Because on the old sears unit I have those bolts have all but melted away to nothing on the inside next to the burn pot.
The other difference is the grate shaker nubs - mine has three and the ebay unit has one.

It is a bucket a day hot water maker you hook a cold water line in and a hot water line out to a water storage tank the house hot water would draw from the storage tank they are ment to be fire with water in them I would not let it burn to long and hot with out water going threw it they are known to split from the heat of a hot fire with out the cold water running threw it to keep it cool not ment to be a stove only design for heating and making hot water for the home
along with a storage tank to dump the water into for the house . Be careful on what your doing and playing with
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Re: sears bucket coal stove - any info ?

PostBy: Yanche On: Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:06 pm

Hey, J.C. Did you do anything with the Bucket-a-Day boiler I gave you? For those of you that don't remember my posting about my Ebay find many months ago. I was the only bidder and got it for $9.99 the minimum bit. Didn't ask the seller for change from my $10 bill. :-)
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Re: sears bucket coal stove - any info ?

PostBy: jjs777_fzr On: Sun Jan 24, 2010 8:47 pm

JC - thx for the advice - ya know I had that in the back of mind not to run it without water through the water jacket.
I wont fire it again until I have some sort of water line hooked to it.
I requested the ebayer to send me the diagram for the water tank hook up that was somewhat visible in that listing - I couldnt read it so she's gonna mail me it to me for $3.
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