Switching from wood to coal

Re: Switching from wood to coal

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:27 pm

Jlenc wrote:.......... It has a 7 inch oval opening so I have to find a. Stove pipe that has a 7 inch oval opening that goes into a 6 inch pipe. I will post pics when I get it installed right now, I need a break!
When you squeeze a piece of 6" stove pipe on the end , does it become 7"?...just a thought and are the skirting pieces mirror of each other, I have to ask because there is no PICTURES! :lol: anyway what I am getting at is if the holes line up could you cast another with the skirting piece you have and secure it on the opposite side and are the piece symmetrical or do they have distinctive patterns that you must adhere too?
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

Re: Switching from wood to coal

PostBy: Jlenc On: Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:01 pm

The side skirts look the same but if you cast the one I have for the other side it would have to be mourned upside down. So what you are saying is there is no special oval to round flue pipes you just force fit a piece of six inch round on to the oval opening and it's good to go?
Jlenc
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 270 Stewart Oak
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Stove/Furnace Model: 270 Stewart Oak

Re: Switching from wood to coal

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:01 am

..what I am saying is, I have a pot bellied stove that needed an oval adapter at the very top of the stove. I did not see anything at the hardware store so I squeezed a piece of stove pipe and it fit. I wouldn't say I forced it on but rather formed it on ;)
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Re: Switching from wood to coal

PostBy: TAMNOZ On: Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:12 pm

Hey Joseph, I'll be up in the Spring for the Hillclimb, about the time your shutting it down for the season.
Jim
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Re: Switching from wood to coal

PostBy: Jlenc On: Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:41 pm

Working on hooking up the 270 Stewart Oak and I have a couple questions. I've been reading several different threads on the proper way to install the flue pipe and how at least 3 sheet metal screws are required on all the connections including the one at the stove. We'll this old timer has an 8 5/8 x 4 1/4 oval opening with a 3/4 to 1 inch lip that the pipe slides onto and there are no holes in it for sheet metal screws. I'm guessing they didn't need them 100 years ago? And the other thing is how much of a pipe needs to be sealed inside the clay flue liner. I have a masonary chimney and the pipe goes through a masonary wall and there is only 17 inches of space from the coal stove outlet to the bottom of the chimney thimble. When the wood stove was there I just used a high temp chimney sealer to install about a 14 inch piece of stove pipe into the thimble with about 3 to 4 inches protruding from the wall, would this also be acceptable for the coal stove.
Thanks
Jlenc
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 270 Stewart Oak
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Stove/Furnace Model: 270 Stewart Oak

Re: Switching from wood to coal

PostBy: Jlenc On: Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:19 pm

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Well finally put a fire in the 270 Stewart Oak and it's unbelievable. Started it with old news paper
, lite kindling and small chunks if oak. When that got going say maybe 7 mins I put in about 6 fill shovels of nut coal and closed it up. After about 15 to 20 more mins I filled up the fire pot dampened her down and she's cuisine nickel at 400 degrees.
Jlenc
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 270 Stewart Oak
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Stove/Furnace Model: 270 Stewart Oak

Re: Switching from wood to coal

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:27 pm

Nice Jl
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Re: Switching from wood to coal

PostBy: McGiever On: Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:31 pm

Congrats, that's one sweet looking stove you have there...welcome to coal easy street...that's the saying round here when someone gets a oldie but goodie stove. :D
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Re: Switching from wood to coal

PostBy: Jlenc On: Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:34 pm

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: 270 Stewart Oak
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Stove/Furnace Model: 270 Stewart Oak

Re: Switching from wood to coal

PostBy: Jlenc On: Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:37 pm

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: 270 Stewart Oak
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Stove/Furnace Model: 270 Stewart Oak

Re: Switching from wood to coal

PostBy: Jlenc On: Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:38 pm

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: 270 Stewart Oak
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Stove/Furnace Model: 270 Stewart Oak

Re: Switching from wood to coal

PostBy: Jlenc On: Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:40 pm

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: 270 Stewart Oak
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Stove/Furnace Model: 270 Stewart Oak

Re: Switching from wood to coal

PostBy: Jlenc On: Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:45 pm

I posted a few pics of the new stove. The last one is a pic of the blue ladies dancing around inside there I don't know how well you can see them but they are a purty sight to see! I'm gonna like this coal easy street living it sure beats all the hassles if wood burning x10!
Jlenc
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 270 Stewart Oak
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Stove/Furnace Model: 270 Stewart Oak

Re: Switching from wood to coal

PostBy: Jlenc On: Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:18 pm

Amazing what a subtle warming heat we can feel throughout the house already and it's only been burning for about 2 1/2 hours. :up: :up:
Jlenc
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 270 Stewart Oak
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Stove/Furnace Model: 270 Stewart Oak

Re: Switching from wood to coal

PostBy: wsherrick On: Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:40 pm

Congratulations on a wise choice. Stewart Oaks are among the best of the Oak class of stoves. The skirt on the stove isn't for decoration. It serves an important purpose to create a convection current down at floor level. This forces the heated air to circulate down toward the floor to minimize drafts and even out the temperature in the room.
This stove will be easy to operate and maintain. It also has the capacity to make all the heat you need when it's really cold.
The indirect back pipe will increase the radiant efficiency of the stove by quite a margin and also allow for a much cooler fire to be used when necessary with out sacrificing combustion efficiency too much.
I'm also glad you got the stove from the Antique Stove Hospital. They really know their stuff and will bend over back wards to help you if you need it.
You have a lot to learn about your new stove. I hope you will enjoy learning it.
Enjoy your emancipation from the bondage of wood burning slavery.
wsherrick
 
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