"Summer" storage- Cleaning Coal Stove

Re: "Summer" storage- Cleaning Coal Stove

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:59 am

My Keystoker 90,000 TV is plumbed straight up through a chimney up through an 11' ceiling. My LL Poconos are through a wall and a power vent. Some observations.....yes I notice the chimney and stove rusting with the Keystoker that I seem unable to stop in the summer. With the Pocos I break the whole chimney down and just put a block of wood over the hole in the summer - so simple. Score one for LL. However, I do notice the Keystoker puts out a little more heat due to radiation from the chimney - score one for K. Haven't tried the 50w bulb yet but I have done everything else. I'm suspicious that the chimney won't last. I am also suspicious that the SWG units won't last either and yes I do clean out use the right oil etc..

So I'm sitting on the fence and my a** is getting sore. :partyhat:
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Invader 2
Baseburners & Antiques: Wings Best, Glenwood #8(x2) Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice,
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: "Summer" storage- Cleaning Coal Stove

PostBy: JLF53 On: Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:56 pm

brckwlt wrote:i went to the auto store and bought duplicolor rust fix
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
. Is this the same as you were describing earlier. the can says ... Rust Fix® rust treatment destroys rust on contact. It sprays on clear and turns to a black metal-protecting coating to fight future rust from forming.

I just want to be clear on this. should i first vacuum out the inside of the stove,take out the fire brick and inspect it, wire brush off the rust, then wash it down with the baking soda mix ( what ratio of water to baking soda?) then coat it with the duplicolor rust fix?

do i also want to be careful not to get any of the duplicolor rust fix on the burn pot?

what should be done to clean the motors? the stove is a harman magnum

In terms of recommended product usage neither Rust Fix nor Rust Reformer are suitable for high heat applications. I have spoken to the manufacturer of both products (Dupli-Color is Krylon/Sherwin Williams and Rust Reformer is Rustoleom). I think it might be a safety issue to use either of these to try to get rid of the rust.
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono

Re: "Summer" storage- Cleaning Coal Stove

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Sun Dec 19, 2010 11:02 am

Has anyone tried dumping a 50-lb bag of Rice into their stove to absorb moisture?

At work I use Humidity Indicator Cards (HIC's) which if taped to the stoves viewing window could provide a humidity reading without opening up the stove. Amazon sells HIC's for $ 12.00 and come 50 cards to a pack.

Also, what about shrink wrapping the stove with an eva shrink wrap like I use for my boat? A roll of that is 14' wide x 150' long. The roll sells for $ 140.00 dollars and the roll could be cut in half or thirds making it more suitable for a coal stove of any height. Just tape the seam and apply heat from a heat gun and the wrap will shrink to fit tightly around the stove.

Just a few thoughts!

Mark W
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Lil' Heater.
Other Heating: Oil Furnace and Kerosene Heaters.

Re: "Summer" storage- Cleaning Coal Stove

PostBy: claridonjim On: Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:29 am

Now if they only made a bag from my wifes vacuum sealer big enough for my Keystoker 90!
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90
Coal Size/Type: rice / pea

Re: "Summer" storage- Cleaning Coal Stove

PostBy: StokerBub On: Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:18 pm

First year with my LL pioneer. I vacuumed it out, vaccuumed the pipe and power vent. Lubricated the power vent and sprayed the whole thing down on the inside with BALLISTOL. I put a goldenrod type dehumidifier inside and closed it up. We shall see.

Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: oil forced air