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
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.
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?
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.