Hand Held Coal Loader

Hand Held Coal Loader

PostBy: ColdHouse On: Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:43 pm

Hello,
I made this from a piece of stove pipe, plug, and a handle. I didn't like the dog & cat messing with the coal. This makes it easier to put it where I want in the firebox. I wanted to make it out of 8" pipe because according to my calculation, a full bag would fit in a 2' piece but the guy only had 7" end caps in stock. It almost takes an entire bag.
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Re: Hand Held Coal Loader

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:56 pm

I Hod,....I mean nod my head at you. Sweet!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: Hand Held Coal Loader

PostBy: KingCoal On: Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:58 pm

great idea, think i'll make one my self. i know where there's plenty of 8" and fittings.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Riteway # 37, Comforter Stove Works
Baseburners & Antiques: 2014 DTS C17 Base Burner
Coal Size/Type: Nut Anth.
Other Heating: none

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Re: Hand Held Coal Loader

PostBy: nortcan On: Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:49 pm

Very ingenious :idea: and nice photos.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Stuart,Peterson/ Grander
Stove/Furnace Model: Sunnyside/ Golden Bride

Re: Hand Held Coal Loader

PostBy: JohnnyV On: Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:55 pm

Very nice! May have to make one also. My dog loves coal (will actually eat it).
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 254
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: Pellet stove far end of house
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 254

Re: Hand Held Coal Loader

PostBy: nortcan On: Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:01 pm

JohnnyV wrote:Very nice! May have to make one also. My dog loves coal (will actually eat it).


better to get a MPD on that dog :)
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Stove/Furnace Make: Stuart,Peterson/ Grander
Stove/Furnace Model: Sunnyside/ Golden Bride

Re: Hand Held Coal Loader

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:27 pm

Might be a good idea to caulk the seems incase the coal is overly wet. MPD??? Better to use a barkometric damper on a dog! Lol!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: Hand Held Coal Loader

PostBy: Lightning On: Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:31 pm

Love that! I'm gonna make one!!
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: Hand Held Coal Loader

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:34 pm

Someone else had another idea using a 5 gallon bucket, they cut a hole in the lid and used some PVC to make an extended nozzle.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Hand Held Coal Loader

PostBy: Rigar On: Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:10 pm

great idea....and nice job!
now I want to make one for myself..!!

....and I got a stoker. :cry:
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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: Hand Held Coal Loader

PostBy: firebug On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:37 am

Dunno if that´s of any help: that´s what an old school German coal bucket looks like... the upper bail really helps when
a) moving the damn heavy thing around
b) evenly distributing the coal

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Baseburners & Antiques: Felix 141 by Ludwigshütte, Germany (1914)
Coal Size/Type: Lignite Briquettes, Anthracite
Other Heating: natural gas hydronic heating

Re: Hand Held Coal Loader

PostBy: dcrane On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:52 am

Great idea for anyone with some extra 8" sitting around doing nothing!
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: Hand Held Coal Loader

PostBy: JohnnyV On: Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:09 am

better to get a MPD on that dog

Better to use a barkometric damper on a dog! Lol!


Love it!

Note: If you ever need your dog to get the sh*ts, then let'em eat a little coal!
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 254
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: Pellet stove far end of house
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 254

Re: Hand Held Coal Loader

PostBy: Lightning On: Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:55 pm

Introducing the Mega Hand held loader. Complete with 6 gallon bucket which can hold 50 pounds of nut size anthracite. :lol:
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: Hand Held Coal Loader

PostBy: Lightning On: Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:35 pm

I used the Mega Hand Held Coal Loader tonight for the first time. Awesome. Thanks for making one more step of operation that much more fun!!

:nice: :rockon:
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Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

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