Why Is It Called a "Tri-Burner"

Why Is It Called a "Tri-Burner"

PostBy: europachris On: Wed Apr 04, 2007 7:43 pm

Got a question for the 'experts' here. The common term here for a stove where the combustion fan is driven either by the stoker motor itself or only runs with the stoker is a "tri-burner" stove.

I don't have a problem with the term, but I DO want to know where the term originated. What's "tri" about it? Should it be "try-burner" - as in Try to make it Burn?? :P

I'm sure somebody here has to know. Matthaus? Greg?

Maybe it would be a part of a residential stoker stove history lesson?


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Stove/Furnace Model: Custom bituminous burner

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Re: Why Is It Called a "Tri-Burner"

PostBy: Yanche On: Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:29 pm

From: http://www.readingstove.com/company.html

Reading Stove Company uses the patented "Tri-Burner" Stoker System with a variable heat control.
Stoker Coal Boiler: Alternate Heating Systems S-130
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea

Re: Why Is It Called a "Tri-Burner"

PostBy: Matthaus On: Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:11 am

As Yanche said the Reading Stove Co, is the only company using that design any more. The older style Alaska stoves all used it, and not sure if anyone else did.

I searched online for the patent and didn't find anything. I do have the one on your stoker unit that Greg sent me a while back:

Guess I will have to dig a little more, will let you know if I find anything.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel, natural gas
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite