Flooring Nails , where do they go?

Flooring Nails , where do they go?

PostBy: JiminBucks On: Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:48 am

I was reading about stuck grates on a stoker, and it dawned on me that I have been using ripped up hardwood flooring; oak, to start alot of fires in both stoves. Funny thing, they seem to disappear! None so far stuck in the grates or jamming up the shaker in the Franco Belge, pivot type. I haven't noticed any in the ash , but really havn't been looking either. They are the standard thin gun nails, but do you think the temps are hot enough to melt them and Puff, gone! :notsure:
Stove/Furnace Make: EFEL \ Franco Belge
Stove/Furnace Model: Classic Lion \ Normandie

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Re: Flooring Nails , where do they go?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Fri Jan 04, 2008 1:34 pm

My boiler uses bars of steel to hold the fire brick in at the front and back. A 1/2" X 2" bar is pretty poofed in 3-4 weeks of pushing it. I'll be left with 4" stubs at the ends.
Steel doesn't last long in a coal fire, only refractory materials can handle that kind of heat over time.
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea