channing 2 fire

channing 2 fire

PostBy: burgerguy On: Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:32 am

Just started my stove yesterday for the first time and woke up this morning to coal burning in my hopper and hot metal smell .Shut it down.Now looking for cause.I've had the stove for 12 years never a problem,any ideas?
burgerguy
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaskan Stoker
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing 2

Re: channing 2 fire

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:14 pm

Welcome to Nepacrossroads. I moved your thread to our stoker section where it will get more visibility.

Generally speaking, the fire can only go where there is coal AND air. The grate(s) must be properly sealed in the stoker, especially at the back. Another thing to check is the draft; if it is strong enough to pull air through the hopper, the fire will creep back.

Where are you located? Another forum member might be able to give you a hand.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: channing 2 fire

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:17 pm

Rob nailed it as usual.

You either had too much draft or the gaskets on the stoker grate are not sealing or a combination of the 2.

Several members here have experienced the same thing and it was all attributed to the 2 reasons listed above.




Rick
Rick 386
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work

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Re: channing 2 fire

PostBy: Rigar On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:42 pm

ditto to all of the above. (and good move Mr Moderator) :D

...did the CO detectors wake you. burgerguy??....hint hint
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: channing 2 fire

PostBy: burgerguy On: Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:39 pm

Thanks for the help when instslling new gaskets this summer I didn't innstall one properly fixed and running like a top
burgerguy
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaskan Stoker
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing 2

Re: channing 2 fire

PostBy: Badog On: Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:57 pm

It is a right of passage for the Alaska owner:) Make sure the strong back gasket is good, installed correctly and use furnace cement at the seam or you will get a bin fire especially when it is running at a low rate. It happens to the best, it happened to me :o
Badog
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Liberty

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