Bluemax and I returned today from 500 mile roundtrip to Ashland Ky where we retrieved from some poor fellow a nearly mint Combustioneer 24FA Will-Burt stoker furnace. The very same furnace as I have come to love. Frustration no more when we get this installed in place of the Hotblast! Will post pictures as we get put together.
Finally got it installed Friday night. I underestimated the time it would take to put her together though. As wood is his only source of heat we were committed when we took out the hotblast. 8 hours later we were firing on coal and finally another happy coal burner has joined us. It is so convenient I couldn't imagine ever going back to hand feeding