exactly what kind of heater is this?

Re: exactly what kind of heater is this?

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:25 am

Details, we need details. What kind of animals? The area to be heated..... does it have a concrete floor? A chimney? How much space are you hoping to heat. How much space does the stove have?

You need to keep the stove 36" from any combustible. The chimney heeds to be at least 14-16 feet tall. Cement is best, but metal-bestus would be OK.

I;m the guy that heats sheep and goats. We just keep it above freezing. It's more to keep the water from freezing than it is to keep the animals warm. It's a pain to spend 10 minutes twice a day busting ice from water buckets so we aim to keep it 35 in the barn. It does seem to help the critters if they have babies when it's 20 below zero. One thing though.... if you choose to heat, you MUST heat all year. If you keep it above freezing half the winter, then stop, the animals may not be prepared. With no heat at all they grow more hair, they get acclimated. To suddenly go from 35 to 20 below might not be good.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
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Re: exactly what kind of heater is this?

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:17 am

My parents had an Identical if not the same stove in the garage! We always burned wood in it though. Did nice job heating a good 1500sqft uninsulated garage.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III
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Re: exactly what kind of heater is this?

PostBy: thepaguy On: Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:55 pm

okay i took measurements as seen in the pics. the grates look like there`s a cog on the end of both of them but they aren`t connected to anything, they move easily by hand. the dial on top moves a flap at the base in the back. from off to high. the pipe in the back is a 6 inch but i put an adapter on to go from 6 to 7 inch because of the pipe i already installed for a fireplace insert which i can`t can`t keep fired for more than 4 hours. i`m hoping this will stay lit at least the night. the pen i`m trying to heat is 20x15'. there is/was a front cover in the front for the ashes, i laid it in the driveway to pressure wash it and my wife ran over it going to work this morning.
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Re: exactly what kind of heater is this?

PostBy: thepaguy On: Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:16 pm

wow i didn`t know i`d get this many replys, the building is 20'x15' it has a concrete floor. it was an old butcher house back in the day. its insulated and there`s a brick fireplace. i calked all the little cracks with expanding foam. theres 2 drain holes in the floor that run into the stream in front of it. guess they didn`t hear about the epa back then. i left them open and alot of fresh air comes from them. its air conditioned for the summer. i live in a rural area and theres an abandoned farmhouse up the road so everytime someone wants to get rid of a cat it ends up on my property. i have 20 cats now all fixed with all their shots. i am really impressed with how nice everyone is here, thank you for your help.
thepaguy
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Kenmore
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Re: exactly what kind of heater is this?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:36 pm

paguy, I'm trying to wrap my head around the grate shaking situation--me keeps thinkin there's gotta be some kind of seperate handle that goes on them somewhere, somehow. please, humor me & do another look see. My old warm morning had one that ran from the outside.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: exactly what kind of heater is this?

PostBy: thepaguy On: Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:43 pm

i look again they are not connected to anything. they look like they`d intermesh but they don`t. i`ll get my kid to help me lay it on its back tomorrow. maybe its a lost cause, i was just hoping to put something in that dosen`t have to be tended every few hours.
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Re: exactly what kind of heater is this?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:33 pm

Damn, that's peculiar.I hate it when it's sooo close yet soooo far. My warm morning used to get a good 12 hr burn at Grandpops just putting along--there's gotta be a way to shake that sucker :clap: toothy Now that's gonna keep me up tonight. :doh: :gee: :help2:
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Re: exactly what kind of heater is this?

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:46 pm

How about taking an auger type hand drill tool and making a small sprocket attachment on the end?
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Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
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Re: exactly what kind of heater is this?

PostBy: franco b On: Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:01 pm

First you must figure out how to shake those grates or you are not going to be able to use that stove. Next you have to determine if the ash door is well sealed . Close a dollar bill in the door at several places and see if the door holds it. Just above the fire pot is a row of holes that I believe is to burn off gasses or to burn bituminous coal as well, or would do well with wood. The opening to control that might be the other tear drop shaped opening I see on the side with the air flapper. Add some penetrating oil and tap the side of the flapper in both directions to loosen.

That looks like a good solid building. The chimney, If it is the one I see will have to be extended above the roof line. Is that a tree I see growing there?

I agree with Freddy that you just want to moderate the temperature to take the edge off. Also you must have enough expense already without having to burn a lot of coal if it is not needed.

If the stove does not work out there are a lot if inexpensive stoves available. That's why we need your general location, and also to determine what coal is available.

We are lucky to have people like you that are willing to make up for the irresponsibility of others.
franco b
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
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Re: exactly what kind of heater is this?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:44 pm

Just read franco b's post on prior page & he's a real knowledgable guy--NOT a warm morning--OK--Plan B--there's always a plan B----isn't there??? :clap: toothy--- Like said, there's a lot of stoves out there that are real reasonable that should fit the bill if that one doesn't come up to par--that's golf talk I think ;)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: exactly what kind of heater is this?

PostBy: thepaguy On: Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:51 pm

i`m from schuylkill county right outside sch. haven. theres a rust hole on the bottom for the ashes when i get it laid over tomorrow i`ll cut the bottom off and weld a new one on. i have the equipment for that. then just for the sake of argument i`m gonna put some stove pipe on and fire it up outside to see if it actually works. as for the grates i guess i could shake them with welding gloves on at the cogs till i find something better. i don`t know if you know but if you left click on the pics and left click again it`ll zoom the pic then click back to get out. the chimney is high enough, i had to get on a ladder on the roof so i could run the 7" stovepipe. well i`ll let you know what happens after i fire it up.
thepaguy
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Kenmore
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Re: exactly what kind of heater is this?

PostBy: Townsend On: Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:03 am

Any luck with your stove?
Townsend
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
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