Coal-onoscopy everything looks clean!!

Coal-onoscopy everything looks clean!!

PostBy: titleist1 On: Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:56 pm

Performed the autumnal coal-onoscopy on the system over the weekend.

The 22 yo SS chimney pipe is still solid. Brushed it out to make sure no critters took up residence.

Stove looks nice and rust free, i used a couple damp rid products over the summer in the firebox.

Outdoor coal bin loaded up and piping to inside barrel complete.

so....what up with dese 86* temps, yo?!?!?! :mad:
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: Coal-onoscopy everything looks clean!!

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:44 pm

So enjoy the day, go into the garden and site under a palm tree, must be nice in the tropics of MD.
coalnewbie
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93,
Baseburners & Antiques: Invader 2 Wings Best, Glenwood #8 + Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: Coal-onoscopy everything looks clean!!

PostBy: Rigar On: Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:00 pm

did i read that right ??
ur SS. pipe is 22 yrs old??? whats ur secret ??

....and dont say Oil of Ole.... :D
Rigar
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker A 150
Coal Size/Type: anthracite rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: A 150 warm air furnace


Re: Coal-onoscopy everything looks clean!!

PostBy: titleist1 On: Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:16 pm

i was wrong...it is 21 yo. installed in 1992..... i miscounted the millenium transition years :doh: ..... this is its 22nd year of use.

i have no idea what has made it last so long... i burned wood in it along with coal in the early years so maybe there is a microscopic layer of creosote protecting it against the coal ash reaction. although i never had any creosote build up in the chimney in all the years i burned wood along with the coal, whenever i would brush it out it was mostly clean except for a thin layer of ash.

I do the same thing every year, disconnect the inside black pipe and plug the thimble, brush it out at the end of the season, and i take the cap off the bottom of the chimney so it is open from bottom to top for air to flow through. It has a cap on it, don't know if that helps or not. Even the bottom cap that lays in the fly ash residue all summer at the bottom of the chimney is still solid.
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: Coal-onoscopy everything looks clean!!

PostBy: Rigar On: Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:38 pm

interesting...
maybne its a prototype...? and u got it by mistake :lol:

...ive read that small wood fires at the beginning and end of the season is good for the SS..... idk
...maybe there is some merit to it afterall ?
Rigar
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker A 150
Coal Size/Type: anthracite rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: A 150 warm air furnace

Re: Coal-onoscopy everything looks clean!!

PostBy: franco b On: Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:13 pm

titleist1 wrote:Even the bottom cap that lays in the fly ash residue all summer at the bottom of the chimney is still solid.

This is confusing. You said you take the bottom cap out, or do you only temporarily and then put it back over the summer?

I do believe burning some wood helps.
franco b
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

Re: Coal-onoscopy everything looks clean!!

PostBy: titleist1 On: Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:41 pm

i take the bottom cap off during the summer and it lays on the ground next to the bottom of the chimney in the fly ash residue that has been brushed out of the chimney. the cap gets reset on the bottom of the chimney when i fire the stove back up.

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bottom cap just lays down there all summer
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inside, the hole on the one side is one of three for screws that hold it in place
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some discoloration, but ready for its 22nd year of use
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titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: Coal-onoscopy everything looks clean!!

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:04 pm

Glad to hear you're clean as a whistle ! :lol:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Coal-onoscopy everything looks clean!!

PostBy: coalkirk On: Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:03 am

Coal-onoscopy!!! :lol: :lol: Love it.
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal