COAL STOVE SHAKER BAR INSTALLATION PROBLEM

COAL STOVE SHAKER BAR INSTALLATION PROBLEM

PostBy: glacier bay On: Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:41 am

:help: I am the original owner of a Glacier Bay coal stove insert. I have all the paper work including the schematic and the original color brochure for this stove but nowhere does it address the problem of the shaker connector bar falling off. I have used this stove every winter since 1980 and usually start it with wood in October and shift to coal until March when I resume using wood and it is burning 24/7. The problem started one week ago and I let it burn out, 2 snow storms here in that week, and took it apart, reattached the bar (probably in the wrong way) and reassembled the 5 grates. Shook the grates pretty hard and the connecting bar held tight. I lit the fire again and when I went to shake it down the bar fell off again. Any help anyone can give me would be very much appreciated. It just seemed to me there should have been something to hold it on the center grate besides just laying the center grate pin into a shallow core in the center of the connecting bar. It looks lie a rivet through the bar that has been hollowed out on the other side to accommodate the pin from the center shaker grate. I know that the 2 outside shaker bars "U" brackets lay on pins on the backside of the connecting rod where the center shaker bar connects and the 2 interior bar"U" brackets lay on the pins on the front of the connecting bar. Did something break off on the center of the bar or am I just not getting the picture (very possible at my age) Thanks for any help.
glacier bay
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Glacier Bay / Old Erie Stoves,
Stove/Furnace Model: CFS Coal Fireplace Insert

Re: COAL STOVE SHAKER BAR INSTALLATION PROBLEM

PostBy: coal berner On: Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:51 am

glacier bay wrote::help: I am the original owner of a Glacier Bay coal stove insert. I have all the paper work including the schematic and the original color brochure for this stove but nowhere does it address the problem of the shaker connector bar falling off. I have used this stove every winter since 1980 and usually start it with wood in October and shift to coal until March when I resume using wood and it is burning 24/7. The problem started one week ago and I let it burn out, 2 snow storms here in that week, and took it apart, reattached the bar (probably in the wrong way) and reassembled the 5 grates. Shook the grates pretty hard and the connecting bar held tight. I lit the fire again and when I went to shake it down the bar fell off again. Any help anyone can give me would be very much appreciated. It just seemed to me there should have been something to hold it on the center grate besides just laying the center grate pin into a shallow core in the center of the connecting bar. It looks lie a rivet through the bar that has been hollowed out on the other side to accommodate the pin from the center shaker grate. I know that the 2 outside shaker bars "U" brackets lay on pins on the backside of the connecting rod where the center shaker bar connects and the 2 interior bar"U" brackets lay on the pins on the front of the connecting bar. Did something break off on the center of the bar or am I just not getting the picture (very possible at my age) Thanks for any help.

Make sure you have the shaker grate bar going in from the front of the center grate no from the back the center pin
goes threw the center grate hole from the front not the back side if you do not put it in from the front it will fall out everytime you goto shake the grates notheing holds it in Just the weight of the grates You do not need to shake the grates hard or to far only short fast choppy strokes
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: COAL STOVE SHAKER BAR INSTALLATION PROBLEM

PostBy: glacier bay On: Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:41 pm

:help: That is the way I reinstalled the bar because I felt that it stayed in place only by the alternating tension of the 5 shaker grates against it . I know I have been shaking it correctly all these years because the center bore hole in the connecting bar is now oval shape which indicates short strokes. Do you think that after 30 years there has been some heat warping, even miniscule, that has occured and is preventing the shaker bar from holding securely to the shaker grates?
glacier bay
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Glacier Bay / Old Erie Stoves,
Stove/Furnace Model: CFS Coal Fireplace Insert


Re: COAL STOVE SHAKER BAR INSTALLATION PROBLEM

PostBy: PhilF On: Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:49 am

Glacier Bay, I realize that this is a fairly old thread, but I read your post that you "have all the paper work including the schematic and the original color brochure for this stove". I have been desperately searching for a copy of the manual for my Glacier Bay insert, and was wondering if you could possibly upload and post a copy of this. It would really be a huge help to me, as well as (I assume) others.

Thank you
PhilF
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Glacier Bay
Stove/Furnace Model: Fireplace Insert

Re: COAL STOVE SHAKER BAR INSTALLATION PROBLEM

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:26 pm

PhilF wrote:Glacier Bay, I realize that this is a fairly old thread, but I read your post that you "have all the paper work including the schematic and the original color brochure for this stove". I have been desperately searching for a copy of the manual for my Glacier Bay insert, and was wondering if you could possibly upload and post a copy of this. It would really be a huge help to me, as well as (I assume) others.

Thank you

Good luck with that. If you click on his user name, it shows he hasn't returned since his last post.
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: COAL STOVE SHAKER BAR INSTALLATION PROBLEM

PostBy: PhilF On: Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:35 pm

I know...
It was a long shot.
PhilF
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Glacier Bay
Stove/Furnace Model: Fireplace Insert