reading foundry and supply co. stove restored

Re: reading foundry and supply co. stove restored

PostBy: fifthg On: Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:49 pm

we shall see.It is all hooked up,including water tank/radiator/thermal mass/heat storage unit in one,hah!when it works great,I will post photos,if not,I will deny everything and go back to the drawing board.My objective will be to see how low and slow I can fly it,due to the small space she's in,a 2 room 10 x 24 scale house.Now for some colder weather and to find some good coal...
fifthg
 
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Re: reading foundry and supply co. stove restored

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:54 pm

Are the grates tight enough for pea size? That would be my choice for a long slow burn.

Yes on the upward pitch of the baseboard...air vent at the highest point.
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Re: reading foundry and supply co. stove restored

PostBy: fifthg On: Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:15 pm

agreed on the pea size.and yup,I have proper pitch on my install.It was fun researching and then going to work.I am about to learn and enjoy hand fired stove artistry after taking for granted the benefits of 520 efm usage at home and in plant.
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Re: reading foundry and supply co. stove restored

PostBy: ntp71 On: Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:21 pm

fifthg wrote:we shall see.It is all hooked up,including water tank/radiator/thermal mass/heat storage unit in one,hah!when it works great,I will post photos,if not,I will deny everything and go back to the drawing board.My objective will be to see how low and slow I can fly it,due to the small space she's in,a 2 room 10 x 24 scale house.Now for some colder weather and to find some good coal...



Did it work great, or was it back to the drawing board?

Neal
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Re: reading foundry and supply co. stove restored

PostBy: fifthg On: Thu Aug 07, 2014 6:03 am

the design was very good and worked well,right up to the point where the water jacket cracked.I run without.
fifthg
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Harman DVC 500
Baseburners & Antiques: Reading Foundry & Supply Co.
Coal Size/Type: rice,pea Gale Mining Co Anthracite

Re: reading foundry and supply co. stove restored

PostBy: ntp71 On: Mon Aug 11, 2014 1:11 pm

fifthg wrote:the design was very good and worked well,right up to the point where the water jacket cracked.I run without.


Oh..I'm sorry to hear that. I have the same stove without the flat top and was planning on doing something simalar. Any suggestions to keep mine from cracking?

Neal
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Reading Foundry Water Heater
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Re: reading foundry and supply co. stove restored

PostBy: fifthg On: Mon Aug 11, 2014 4:41 pm

The cracking was because of weak spots/sand holes in casting,and some tired metal.If you have what is still a good casting,just fill it up and try it.It is lo-tech.
fifthg
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Harman DVC 500
Baseburners & Antiques: Reading Foundry & Supply Co.
Coal Size/Type: rice,pea Gale Mining Co Anthracite

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