Chimney/ Fireplace project

Chimney/ Fireplace project

PostBy: Berlin On: Wed May 01, 2013 7:53 pm

Project I did last year for the folks. 38'ish tall chimney, two flues 12/12, rumford coal burning fireplace in dining room w/ custom grate. Flue to basement for coal boiler. Used vermont water struck brick. I'll post some finished pics when I find them. Custom "pie plate" perfect sealing damper. 100+ year old Evans-howard St. louis powerplant firebrick reclaimed for firebox. Don't judge the slop on the brick, I was in a hurry, waterstruck brick is a pita and muritic acid takes care of all. :)
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Berlin
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Will-Burt Combustioneer 77B
Coal Size/Type: Ohio BITUMINOUS pea stoker coal

Re: Chimney/ Fireplace project

PostBy: rockwood On: Wed May 01, 2013 8:13 pm

Looks nice. You need to post a photo with a nice coal fire going in it 8-)

Good to see ole firebrick reused. There's a stack of old DFC HiFire firebricks (made by Denver Fire Clay) at my moms that came outta the boilers at the powerplant my dad worked at.

Don't have a photo of them but this is exactly what they look like... http://www.jewbacca.com/photos/Portland ... /3114.html
...the ones we have are in much better shape.

I would love to build a masonry heater with them someday.
rockwood
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Stokermatic coal furnace
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Rockwood Stoveworks Circulator
Baseburners & Antiques: Malleable/Monarch Range
Coal Size/Type: Soft coal: Lump and stoker (slack coal)

Re: Chimney/ Fireplace project

PostBy: KLook On: Wed May 01, 2013 8:19 pm

I take it the coal fired fireplace is a cast iron insert. Rumford was a distinct style of masonry fireplace so I would love to see the insert. Nice job on the masonry. I like the 2x4's at each corner, I used strings but did not have marks, just leveled each course. I like the marks!

Kevin
KLook
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF 3000
Coal Size/Type: rice, bagged, Blaschak
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman (Back In Maine)
Stove/Furnace Model: VF 3000


Re: Chimney/ Fireplace project

PostBy: Berlin On: Wed May 01, 2013 9:01 pm

No, the coal fireplace is a tall rumford with a specifically designed coal grate.
Berlin
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Will-Burt Combustioneer 77B
Coal Size/Type: Ohio BITUMINOUS pea stoker coal

Re: Chimney/ Fireplace project

PostBy: dcrane On: Thu May 02, 2013 8:01 am

wow... great project (nice to someone folks still building the "real deal")!
Did you find an antique coal grate to install? (I dont see these grates made new anymore). Some were built right into the brick work and sit up as a "basket" so to speak?
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: Chimney/ Fireplace project

PostBy: Berlin On: Thu May 02, 2013 3:57 pm

I have a collection of old firebrick - I almost hate to use it!

No, the I built the coal grate out of 1" steel bar. it's removable but is restrained on stainless angle iron embedded into the firebox to prevent any unwanted movement.

I only build/work on a few chimneys a year and most I don't get the opportunity to do some nice things. Most of the time it's just block w/ a little brick above the roofline or something uninteresting like that. Not too many people want to pay for an indoor masonry fireplace these days.

I have some pics of the finished project. (the wood trim isn't finished where the fireplace meets the wall).
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Berlin
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Will-Burt Combustioneer 77B
Coal Size/Type: Ohio BITUMINOUS pea stoker coal

Re: Chimney/ Fireplace project

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Thu May 02, 2013 5:45 pm

Wow. That is cool. I like it.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

Re: Chimney/ Fireplace project

PostBy: Wiz On: Tue May 07, 2013 5:34 am

Really came out great. :notworthy:
Wiz
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker Ka 6
Coal Size/Type: Casey Junk Coal :(

Re: Chimney/ Fireplace project

PostBy: rockwood On: Tue May 07, 2013 2:35 pm

Great job! It's nice to know that someone still knows how a chimney crown should be done 8-)
rockwood
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Stokermatic coal furnace
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Rockwood Stoveworks Circulator
Baseburners & Antiques: Malleable/Monarch Range
Coal Size/Type: Soft coal: Lump and stoker (slack coal)

Re: Chimney/ Fireplace project

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Tue May 07, 2013 7:22 pm

Very nice work, pride and practice equals craftsman!
michaelanthony
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Coal Size/Type: Pea, and a little nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace