Chubby Grate Shaker Stuck

Chubby Grate Shaker Stuck

PostBy: DoubleD On: Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:50 am

Hey everybody. First coal burn of the season and already a problem. I tested the grate shaker prior to loading the Chubby now it appears to be stuck. It won't move even a little bit. Any one have any suggestions. It is currently loaded with coal and burning.
Thanks
DoubleD
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Chubby

Re: Chubby Grate Shaker Stuck

PostBy: Dennis On: Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:53 am

You don't need to do anything right now.You only have unburnt coal jambing the grates.Let the stove burn at least 12 hrs,then begian to shake and reload.Just relax and enjoy the heat.
Dennis
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size

Re: Chubby Grate Shaker Stuck

PostBy: DoubleD On: Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:55 am

Thanks for the reply Dennis. I will give it 12 hrs.
DoubleD
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Chubby

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Re: Chubby Grate Shaker Stuck

PostBy: Lightning On: Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:56 am

I agree with Dennis, don't try to force anything.. I've learned that the hard way by breaking grates :(
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: Chubby Grate Shaker Stuck

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:02 pm

As everyone else has said. Let her burn and chances are the problem will take care of itself. Keep us posted!
ONEDOLLAR
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 2014 Chubby Prototype
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford #2 Base Heater
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Anthracite

Re: Chubby Grate Shaker Stuck

PostBy: DoubleD On: Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:31 pm

I took the advice of the members of the forum and let her burn!! By last night the grate was shaking no problem and I didn't break anything! Thanks for the replies everyone.
DoubleD
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Chubby

Re: Chubby Grate Shaker Stuck

PostBy: Lightning On: Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:30 pm

THanks for the update DoubleD :D
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: Chubby Grate Shaker Stuck

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:10 pm

DoubleD


My grates became stuck today as well so I just let her burn. Figured it was a piece of coal. Tried again a few hours later and BINGO. All was well. When I went to dump the ash I noticed there a bottle cap in the ash. Burnt and bent. So I don't know if the grate was stuck because of the bottle cap or from a piece of coal. Doesn't look like the grates bent the cap but I feel lucky, very lucky that it fell through the grates. :o

I couldn't read the brand of soda or beer the cap was from. In case any one is interested the bottle cap came from a bag of Kimmels NUT.
ONEDOLLAR
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 2014 Chubby Prototype
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford #2 Base Heater
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Anthracite

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