Conversion of a Riteway #37 into a Stoker Furnace

Re: Conversion of a Riteway #37 into a Stoker Furnace

PostBy: McGiever On: Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:51 am

Thanks for the kind words. :)
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Conversion of a Riteway #37 into a Stoker Furnace

PostBy: rustyrelics On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:43 pm

McG, how has this Riteway conversion been running for you ? found the old thread on my search and it peaked my curiousity
rustyrelics
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Scranton Stove Works base heater
Other Heating: Franklin wood stove

Re: Conversion of a Riteway #37 into a Stoker Furnace

PostBy: McGiever On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:52 pm

Worked very well. Made good use of the low internal stove exhaust for great heat extraction under the air jackets...that was sure nice heat temps. blowing out of the duct registers throughout the entire house. :)
It was to keep us in heat until I found a stoker coal boiler at my price, how ever long that might take.
Well, I got lucky fairly quick and to my surprise I found our Axeman and did a change out over to the boiler in the winter of 2011.
Besides the great home heat delivery flexibility from the boiler, we've come to enjoy the luxury of both abundant and economical hot water. :D
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

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Re: Conversion of a Riteway #37 into a Stoker Furnace

PostBy: KingCoal On: Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:26 am

just found this thread as a result of your comments in Lee's down draft conversion.

what can i say, you are a great thinker and a fine craftsman. that conversion and install was top notch.

i wish i could justify using a stoker, i'd be at your door with an offer on the "Betterway"

steve
KingCoal
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Comforter Stove Works
Baseburners & Antiques: 2014 DTS C17 Base Burner
Coal Size/Type: Nut Anth.
Other Heating: none

Re: Conversion of a Riteway #37 into a Stoker Furnace

PostBy: McGiever On: Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:32 am

Do not we both share some similar "passions"?

:D
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Conversion of a Riteway #37 into a Stoker Furnace

PostBy: lsayre On: Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:36 am

Amazing! After going through all of that truly skillful effort what inspired the switch to the AA-130?
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: Conversion of a Riteway #37 into a Stoker Furnace

PostBy: Lightning On: Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:39 am

Wow.. Truly impressive! I'm humbled! :notworthy:
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: Conversion of a Riteway #37 into a Stoker Furnace

PostBy: McGiever On: Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:13 am

Why did I change and go boiler?

Lucked into a plug-n-play 1959 AA for a very good price. :D
Having the ability/skills and tools plays in big part too.
But, it helps to have unlimited hot water at a good savings, along w/ the ability to extend or branch out the system in any direction and for any distance easily w/ only 2 little pipes or pex tubes.

I added a hot water coil into the furnace plenum and piped 2 other zones w/ a 4th zone spare...for now. ;)

I also gained an auger and the ability to work off a large coal bin.

Duct work is not as versatile.
Oh, I still have my whole house A/C 8-)
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Conversion of a Riteway #37 into a Stoker Furnace

PostBy: StokerDon On: Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:10 pm

McGiever,

I am envious of that coal bin!

How big was it?

How many hundreds of pounds could it hold?

And, how many days did you get out of a bin full?

-Don
StokerDon
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Yellow Flame "Competion Series" 3 grate boiler, Losch 475
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Stoker1? can't figure out these dern Alaska names!!! It's a big old black one.
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Harman SF3500
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Noth'in but COAL! Well, Maybe a little tiny bit of wood

Re: Conversion of a Riteway #37 into a Stoker Furnace

PostBy: McGiever On: Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:54 pm

It holds a bunch...maybe 200-250lbs.

Has a decent size ash pan by design too.

I would, on occasion, be out of town for better part of a week and it kept on working just fine till I returned.

That hopper is galvanized steel in and out. :)
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Conversion of a Riteway #37 into a Stoker Furnace

PostBy: StokerDon On: Fri Nov 28, 2014 9:12 am

It's nice to get 4 or 5 days out of a hopper.

-Don
StokerDon
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Yellow Flame "Competion Series" 3 grate boiler, Losch 475
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Stoker1? can't figure out these dern Alaska names!!! It's a big old black one.
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Harman SF3500
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Noth'in but COAL! Well, Maybe a little tiny bit of wood

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