unequal coal feed

unequal coal feed

PostBy: syazz On: Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:04 pm

Hello all,

Just fired up my Hyfire II - this is my third season with it and have had no problems until now. However, this year, the coal feed ( as evidenced by the flame) is unequal. The right grate is burning coal right to the edge, and the left grate has 2" of ash. It appears the feeder motors are working properly and look to be moving the plates equally. Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Steve
syazz
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Hyfire II

Re: unequal coal feed

PostBy: McGiever On: Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:57 pm

More fines collected under the grate of the one w/ 2" of ash.

I'd clean out under them both though. ;)
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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: unequal coal feed

PostBy: syazz On: Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:28 pm

Thanks McGiever- Did as you suggested - at the same time also adjusted the draft on the power vent, reduced the feed rate, and reduced the combustion blowers- working well now- higher stove temp, even feed on both sides about one inch from the grate on full burn. Probably should have done one at a time to isolate the reason for the problem, but I am glad its working! Thanks again for your help!
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Hyfire II

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Re: unequal coal feed

PostBy: McGiever On: Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:41 pm

:)
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

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