Help ! Coalchief Stove

Help ! Coalchief Stove

PostBy: Linc On: Mon. Dec. 17, 2007 8:06 pm

Help me please! I have an old Coalchief stove and I'm having a hard time trying to find replacement parts. Mostly,I have a warped grate that I'm looking to replace. I have not started using coal. I have had the stove 20yrs and used it for burning wood. I can use all the advice offered on getting started using coal. I have found a few local sources for coal. One carries only bulk and the other bagged. I think I will go with the bagged coal as it will be a bit more convenient for handling and storage. Thanks in advance for any and all help. Linc
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska Kodiak Stoker
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Re: Help ! Coalchief Stove

PostBy: Dallas On: Mon. Dec. 17, 2007 8:32 pm

Ya might go over here and look around. That model number seems to be a wood stove. ??

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Re: Help ! Coalchief Stove

PostBy: bill4117 On: Mon. Dec. 17, 2007 8:39 pm

what specific things do you need help with??? getting a coal fire started?? keeping it going?? the search option on this sight is great for specific questions but if you tell the forum what you need help with they will point you in the right direction.
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Re: Help ! Coalchief Stove

PostBy: Linc On: Mon. Dec. 17, 2007 8:43 pm

Thanks for the site Dallas but not the right grates. There were 2 versions of this stove,the Coalchief and the Woodchief. Mine is the Coalchief that has 2 L shaped shaker grates. I had a source from which I bought replacement grates about 10yrs ago but has since gone out of business. Linc
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska Kodiak Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: Help ! Coalchief Stove

PostBy: Linc On: Mon. Dec. 17, 2007 8:50 pm

Bill, Any helpfull hints for a newcomer to heating with coal. I have read through some of the threads but have not had a chance to read all that many.I'm sure that it won't be long before I get most read.

BTW. The Coalchief stove looks quite similar the US Stoves Wondercoal stove.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska Kodiak Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: Help ! Coalchief Stove

PostBy: Linc On: Tue. Dec. 18, 2007 7:48 am

Dallas, I found what appears to be the same grates on that site. Suburban C6-78 I'll have to check the measurements of the grates in my stove. Thank you for the site info.

I do have a question, what is the principal behind banking the coal? Does gravity feed the coal to the fire as it is burned up?
Linc
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska Kodiak Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: Help ! Coalchief Stove

PostBy: bill4117 On: Wed. Dec. 19, 2007 8:05 pm

since coal burns from the bottom up when you bank coal it takes longer before the coal at the top burns. in a perfect senario the coal at the bottom burns, and in turn the stuff on top gradually falls down. this creates slower longer burn times.
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Re: Help ! Coalchief Stove

PostBy: Linc On: Thu. Dec. 20, 2007 8:23 pm

Thanks Bill. That's kind of what I figured. I picked up some bags of coal today and wouldn't you know,it's going to be warmer. LOL. That's OK. Cold isn't far off.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska Kodiak Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice

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Re: Help ! Coalchief Stove

PostBy: bill4117 On: Thu. Dec. 20, 2007 8:38 pm

what state are you located in???
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Re: Help ! Coalchief Stove

PostBy: coal berner On: Thu. Dec. 20, 2007 9:20 pm

Linc wrote:Help me please! I have an old Coalchief stove and I'm having a hard time trying to find replacement parts. Mostly,I have a warped grate that I'm looking to replace. I have not started using coal. I have had the stove 20yrs and used it for burning wood. I can use all the advice offered on getting started using coal. I have found a few local sources for coal. One carries only bulk and the other bagged. I think I will go with the bagged coal as it will be a bit more convenient for handling and storage. Thanks in advance for any and all help. Linc
Hi Linc here are a few more links for Parts Good luck in your search Hope you find them

http://www.hearthstove.com/catalog.html
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Re: Help ! Coalchief Stove

PostBy: Linc On: Fri. Dec. 21, 2007 6:03 am

Bill, I live in NY about 40 miles NW of Syracuse.

Berner, Thanks for the additional sites. :)

I just updated my profile to show my location.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska Kodiak Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: Help ! Coalchief Stove

PostBy: Cyber36 On: Fri. Dec. 21, 2007 10:40 am

Is the Coalchief auger fed or handfired?
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Re: Help ! Coalchief Stove

PostBy: Linc On: Fri. Dec. 21, 2007 12:58 pm

Hand fed.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska Kodiak Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice

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