combustneer smoking need help

combustneer smoking need help

PostBy: goblin79 On: Wed Dec 22, 2010 8:43 am

hay uall my stove is smoking out from behind the trans. Can anybody tell me why and how to fix it

mod 77b
goblin79
 
Stove/Furnace Make: warm morning/Wil-Burt
Stove/Furnace Model: 414/Combustioneer

Re: combustneer smoking need help

PostBy: Short Bus On: Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:12 am

Not sure of your exact stoker or model, but I would start with making sure my heat exchanger and stack is clear of fly ash and drafting correctly.
Short Bus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Kewanee boiler with Anchor stoker
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut / Sub-bituminous C
Other Heating: Propane wall furnace back up only

Re: combustneer smoking need help

PostBy: WNY On: Wed Dec 22, 2010 1:41 pm

A bit more info, Picture, etc.. would help. Probably a gasket, a blockage, needs cleaning, etc.....
WNY
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon


Re: combustneer smoking need help

PostBy: goblin79 On: Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:40 pm

its a mod 77b combustoneer by wilbuilt the big brown one we just complety cleaned it and the flue the smoke is comming out from behind the trans its the same smoke that comes out of the hopper when its low on coal
goblin79
 
Stove/Furnace Make: warm morning/Wil-Burt
Stove/Furnace Model: 414/Combustioneer

Re: combustneer smoking need help

PostBy: Short Bus On: Thu Dec 23, 2010 1:26 am

I had a smoke problem with my Anchor Stoker, probably built similar to your combustioneer.
I sealed the coal bin to the auger with blue RTV sealant, then sealed the gear box to the bin, and then worked with the door gasket, should have replaced but haven't found a good material of the correct shape, smoke has stopped.

Some stokers had a 3/8 tube from the air supply, after the blower before the twyres, and into the coal bin, this puts a small positive preasure in the bin keeping the smoke from coming down the auger into the bin. This cure if done with to much air would probalby cause the fire to chase the air up the auger, in other words be careful about using to much air.

Berlin would be a great resource on this subject.
Short Bus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Kewanee boiler with Anchor stoker
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut / Sub-bituminous C
Other Heating: Propane wall furnace back up only

Re: combustneer smoking need help

PostBy: Berlin On: Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:55 pm

be sure your stack draft is set at .04 and that there is not excessive soot/flyash buildup where the three pipes go through the heat exchanger. Make sure your underfire air fan is not set to blow too much air through the fire. The area you're talking about should be sealed and there shouldn't be smoke exiting there regardless of the previous things i mentioned however. The main problem is that your seal between the auger tube flange and the transmission is shot - this is a simple fix; remove the four bolts on the transmission and pull it out of the way, then scrape/clean the old seal material off and go to any autoparts house and buy a sheet of cork gasket maker. cut seal to fit and apply grey silicone to both sides as well, reinstall. your problem will be solved.
Berlin
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Will-Burt Combustioneer 77B
Coal Size/Type: Ohio BITUMINOUS pea stoker coal

Re: combustneer smoking need help

PostBy: LsFarm On: Thu Dec 23, 2010 1:12 pm

I knew ''the man" would have the answer !!

Thanks Berlin.

Hope you have a safe and Merry Christmas.

Greg L
LsFarm
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

Re: combustneer smoking need help

PostBy: Berlin On: Thu Dec 23, 2010 4:17 pm

:)

thanks Greg, have a good Christmas too
Berlin
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Will-Burt Combustioneer 77B
Coal Size/Type: Ohio BITUMINOUS pea stoker coal

Re: combustneer smoking need help

PostBy: goblin79 On: Fri Dec 24, 2010 11:13 pm

thx for the insite berlin but i found my prob i had a hole in behind my moter mount about 2in by 4in i patched that and caulked it good no more smoke when i redo it this spring ill do what you said to be on the safe side

merry christmas to alll of ya and thx for the help
goblin79
 
Stove/Furnace Make: warm morning/Wil-Burt
Stove/Furnace Model: 414/Combustioneer