Rotted Hopper

Re: Rotted Hopper

PostBy: Rob R. On: Tue. Mar. 20, 2012 5:16 pm

You can order it direct.
Rob R.
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Rotted Hopper

PostBy: sterling40man On: Tue. Mar. 20, 2012 8:41 pm

Rob R. wrote:You can order it direct.

Sorry, I meant the flue pipe.........not the por. :lol:
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker K6
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: Rotted Hopper

PostBy: whistlenut On: Tue. Mar. 20, 2012 10:22 pm

Hypothermia, Bob? I have a 50 year old Yellow Flame with the original hopper......hell, even the decals are excellent. Different doubt about it.
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ & V-Wert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks,Itasca 415,Jensen, NYer 130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska, EFM, Keystoker, Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska, Keystoker-2,Leisure Line
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska, Gibraltar, Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Ford, Jensen, NYer, Van Wert,
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwoods
Coal Size/Type: Barley, Buck, Rice ,Nut, Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB

Re: Rotted Hopper

PostBy: dave brode On: Tue. Mar. 20, 2012 10:50 pm

sterling40man wrote:
dave brode wrote:I brush painted my 14ga flue pipe with it

:shock: That's some thick stuff! Where'd you get it?


Surplus, but if you have any industrial constuction contractors around, you could check with them. Lots of good stuff in the junk pile.

dave brode
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KAA-2
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: used to have a 5 section Red Square
Coal Size/Type: rice anthracite

Re: Rotted Hopper

PostBy: jrn8265 On: Fri. Apr. 06, 2012 9:33 am

I have had my koker 5 years now.

I use dry coal, empty it each end of year, spray it with black spraypaint each year and my hopper still looks like new. Not one spec of rust.
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker Koker
Stove/Furnace Model: Koker 160

Re: Rotted Hopper

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Fri. Apr. 06, 2012 10:14 pm

Just a helpful hint. POR 15 loves rust! Put it on clean steel and it will peel like you tried to paint teflon. Experience come from poor judgement :oops:
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent

Re: Rotted Hopper

PostBy: wales12355 On: Wed. Jul. 18, 2012 10:36 am

i empty my hopper every spring and brush motor oil on the inside. don't make them like they used to thats for sure. older is better in my book. wet coal doesn't help and coal dust isn't very pleasant either. make a new one or have one made out of galvanized and paint the outside. made an ash pan out of galvanized and has held up great.
Stove/Furnace Make: efm
Stove/Furnace Model: 520