The Cold Weather Is Here!

Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Lightning On: Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:53 pm

I've never seen one like this run, how does it work? Does coal fall into that round burn pot off a platform and then ash is funneled out the bottom?? Gimme a quick crash course please :D


Wood'nCoal wrote:Although I have done that in the past, this time I shut down completely. It could have gone until the spring, but I'm fussy about that boiler.

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Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:03 pm

It's an underfed stoker, the auger turns slowly and moves fresh coal upwards in the pot. Air is forced in through the holes in the grates. Once the coal burns the ash accumulates on the ash ring and eventually falls off into the ash pan. :D

EFM 350
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Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Lightning On: Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:57 am

OOOHHH :lol: guess I had it backwards :oops: thats cool man!
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Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Pacowy On: Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:28 am

It's even cooler when you see it:



Thanks to Rob for the video.

Mike
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Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:01 am

Nice!!!
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Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:16 am

It's an underfed stoker, the auger turns slowly and moves fresh coal upwards in the pot. Air is forced in through the holes in the grates. Once the coal burns the ash accumulates on the ash ring and eventually falls off into the ash pan.


OMG, I thought you sat on it when you needed relief form bad Mexican food. Pot sizes should be about your belt size. WOW.
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Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Pacowy On: Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:19 am

The bigger ones rotate, giving you a 360 degree view of the room!

Mike
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Stoker Coal Boiler: H.B. Smith 350 Mills boiler/EFM 85R stoker
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Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:20 am

I'm busy applying windowstat heating modifications. I overdid it last night. I know, I know, the real stuff is coming soon.
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Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:23 am

The bigger ones rotate, giving you a 360 degree view of the room!


Where is the magazine rack? Is this what they mean when they talk about having a magazine in my coal stove?
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
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Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: Pacowy On: Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:32 am

Actually, you need to be careful sitting on the big ones, because some of them have assh removal systems.

Mike
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Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:36 am

Sadly, mine are not that big these days (they never were), I would be fine. I guess other posters can tell we have the Xmas spirit. For those of you that were offended and wanted me to use the word holiday, tough chit.
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Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: sterling40man On: Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:07 pm

BRRRRRRRRRRRRRR..............
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Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:11 pm

Had to crank the DS up this weekend. It was idling at 350* all weekend and the house was hovering between 68*-70*. I said forget this, bumped it to 460* now the house is a comfy 76*. Take that mother nature.
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Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: joeq On: Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:18 pm

This thread needs to be retitled, the COAL weather is here. Not as cold here as you Mainiacs, but still warrants the black rocks to be burnin. Runnin in the teens this morning. Happy New Years (Eve) people.
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Re: The Cold Weather Is Here!

PostBy: lsayre On: Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:01 pm

"The coal weather is here" I like the sound of that!!! A Happy New Year to all!!!
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