Auto ignition

Auto ignition

PostBy: poconoman On: Fri Mar 19, 2010 12:39 pm

Coal-trol auto ignition. Is it available or it's been canned?
poconoman
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Hyfire II

Re: Auto ignition

PostBy: pvolcko On: Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:12 pm

We did sell the kits for a couple months, but we stopped after discovering some unreasonable variation in element endurance (some lasted for the spec'd time, others would run into problems in a couple weeks). We've since found a metal alloy that solves the problem, but availability is extremely limited so we're on standby for the time being. We're supporting those units we've sold to the public with full original warranty, but we couldn't in good conscience continue to put the product out there until we get the new batch of elements in stock.
pvolcko
 

Re: Auto ignition

PostBy: MiscCheetah On: Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:52 pm

Just wondering how the ignitor project is going? Any ideas when it'll be available?
MiscCheetah
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Kast Console

Re: Auto ignition

PostBy: pvolcko On: Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:46 pm

Unfortunately we're still on standby. We'll definitely be posting when we get more information.
pvolcko
 

Re: Auto ignition

PostBy: MiscCheetah On: Thu May 13, 2010 5:27 pm

I am wondering if there is any word on the automatic ignition project? When it is completed, I am confidant you will create a success, will it be a universal kit?
MiscCheetah
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Kast Console

Re: Auto ignition

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:30 pm

I suggest experimenting with graphite in either a radiant form or as an arc type ignitor. You could try using a graphite rod or block and hooking it up to dc current until it conducts with enough heat to ignite anthracite. The graphite could be easily replaced as it will eventually disintegrate and is readily available from many sources. The block could be replaced easily in the field by the stove owner.

Another method could be using sealed halogen heating elements similar to what a residential cooktop range uses. I'm sure an experiment using a steel sauce pan with the bottom cut out and filled half full with coal and then placed on the halogen heating element from a cooking stove would prove the theory workable or just folly.

Happy New Year!

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