Crane 404 Stoker Stove

Crane 404 Stoker Stove

PostBy: jerryf On: Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:05 pm

Im looking for information on this Crane 404 Stoker Stove

Pictures attached.

I want to get it operational again....but I can't find any information on it.

So any info would be appreciated.

I have new glass and gaskets....but Im wondering if Im missing any internal parts.

Has blower on the back.

Thanks!
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jerryf
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Crane Stove Works
Stove/Furnace Model: 404 st

Re: Crane 404 Stoker Stove

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:21 am

Where do you live jerryf? There is an identical stove for sale close to me cheap, incase you need parts
michaelanthony
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: Crane 404 Stoker Stove

PostBy: jerryf On: Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:32 am

williamsport pa

you have pictures of the one thats forsale? or contact info for the owner?
jerryf
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Crane Stove Works
Stove/Furnace Model: 404 st

Re: Crane 404 Stoker Stove

PostBy: McGiever On: Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:41 am

I'm going to guess that is some other stoker manufacturer's stoker...not made by CRANE.

Get us some better detailed pictures of just the stoker mechanism and we'll go from there.

Can see it has a *carpet* type pusher...Reading TriBurner...maybe???
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Crane 404 Stoker Stove

PostBy: jerryf On: Sat Dec 17, 2011 7:36 am

what "other pictures" do you want - need to know what you need to see

Has a blower on the back - i removed that to clean the motor box out

thanks
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jerryf
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Crane Stove Works
Stove/Furnace Model: 404 st

Re: Crane 404 Stoker Stove

PostBy: CoalUserWannabe On: Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:30 am

I switched from beer to coffee, but just for this morning, interestingly enough, I found something:
Does it have this mechanism inside, the grate looks like my friend's stove, and he tells me it's a triburner plate 35 000 BTU:
In one of your picture , I can see part of a carpet at the back
The other picture with the four studs sticking out, appears to what he has on his Triburner as a feeder mechanism like the one in the Youtube video.
Let 's see picture of the blower, I bet, it's not just a blower, but part of the feeder as well, split into two pieces


CoalUserWannabe
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Kodiak

Re: Crane 404 Stoker Stove

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:20 am

jerryf, the stove had been listed in uncle henry's, and craigslist maine and unfortunately it's no longer there, good luck with stove.....and for some reason they called it a crane cooker instead a stoker.
michaelanthony
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: Crane 404 Stoker Stove

PostBy: McGiever On: Sat Dec 17, 2011 4:00 pm

The *blower* as you call it, and the coal hopper to hold the rice coal are missing from your photos. You appear to have a older, smaller TriBurner style that separates into 2 pieces.

Here is what the 85,000 btu/hr one piece looks like:
no hopper shown, hopper would sit above black throat opening outside the stove.

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Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Crane 404 Stoker Stove

PostBy: beemerboy On: Sat Dec 17, 2011 4:54 pm

That stove looks like someone converted it from being a hand fired to a stoker.

The 404 that I have and according to the owners manual the stove would be hand fired.
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Stove/Furnace Make: SAEY
Stove/Furnace Model: Hannover 1

Re: Crane 404 Stoker Stove

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sat Dec 17, 2011 7:26 pm

beemerboy wrote:That stove looks like someone converted it from being a hand fired to a stoker.

The 404 that I have and according to the owners manual the stove would be hand fired.


Actually that's what I thought at first too. It was a home made stoker conversion. But looking back at the pix I can see the placard on the back of that 404 stating it's a stoker so they must have made a few that way?
SteveZee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: Crane 404 Stoker Stove

PostBy: jerryf On: Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:42 pm

So heres what I think I have learned

This stove came this way.....

The hopper is in the top and fills from the top.

The blower on the back blows air in the burning channel, which has holes in it for air.

The blower also has an actuator that spins what Im guessing is a screw in the hopper box that drops coal onto the u channel. Ash drops off the front.

The is no ash try, and no firebox or bricks in the unit.

The blower does not have an on off switch. When it is plugged in it blows and the actuator spins.

Theres a heat shield that hangs on the inside to keep the coal hopper from getting to hot.

It looks to me like all the parts are there sans new glass which I have.

So looks like I have a stove no one has seen before....which is kinda cool. We are gonna try to fire this one first before we try to get the 303 going.

I'll let everyone know how it goes!

Thanks for the great info.......keep it coming....the more I know the better.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Crane Stove Works
Stove/Furnace Model: 404 st

Re: Crane 404 Stoker Stove

PostBy: coalvet On: Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:51 am

Jerry, I would scrape and wire brush then paint the area where the blower/stoker motor gets mounted!

Rich
coalvet
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane Model 404
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: NG Boiler

Re: Crane 404 Stoker Stove

PostBy: jerryf On: Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:35 pm

So there is no auger or screw that feeds the coal.

there is a pusher at the back of the coal bed that pushes the coal 1/4 inch every so often.
jerryf
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Crane Stove Works
Stove/Furnace Model: 404 st

Re: Crane 404 Stoker Stove

PostBy: mikeym70 On: Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:25 pm

Sounds like you figured it all out! - When you're ready for that coal just let me know - Mike
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman Boiler
Stove/Furnace Model: SF260

Re: Crane 404 Stoker Stove

PostBy: pineyguy On: Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:36 am

I have the same stoker stove sitting in my garage. My wife's uncle gave it to me when he decided he didn't want to fix/use it. I'm missing the electronic controller in your pictures. He said when he got it there was just a potentiometer on a separate cord going to the feeder motor. Does yours have a speed control of any sort for the feeder, or do you think the feed adjustment is mechanical? He also gave me a hopper that fits on top of the stove. It's nice to know that there's at least one other of these around. I looked for info a while back and couldn't find much of anything.
pineyguy
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman SF-250, Mark 2