Coal Stove issues

Re: Coal Stove issues

PostBy: McGiever On: Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:00 am

Wconsidi wrote:Alright so I when I went and ordered the coal for my stove the guy said that when he dropped off the coal he would take a quick peak at my stove. He replaced that gasket in the back, set my barometric damper and cleaned all the blowers and motors up. Sucker runs like a champ now. Hell of a guy charged me twenty bucks and stopped by later to make sure it was all up and running the way it should. Said that the gasket in the back should be replaced every year or two just for good measure and the blowers cleaned about every 3 months.


I'm guessing folks will want to know... Who's your coal guy?
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
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Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Coal Stove issues

PostBy: blrman07 On: Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:07 am

Amen to McGeiver!! Tell us what that guys name is. When someone goes out of their way to provide fantastic customer service we like to recommend them.

Rev. Larry
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: installing a VC 2310
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Re: Coal Stove issues

PostBy: titleist1 On: Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:17 am

Wow, what awesome service by your coal guy! He is a keeper.

Glad to hear it is running great!
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Re: Coal Stove issues

PostBy: dcrane On: Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:20 pm

wow are you a LUCKY DUCK! :notworthy:

#1 It happens to be a Liesure Line Pioneer
#2 you happen to have a coal guy who knows more than how to drive a truck

why dont I have luck like that :mad:
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: Coal Stove issues

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:26 pm

For surely.this Guy wants to stay in business ! You gained a great heat source,basement dehumidifier and a cash saver. He gained a Loyal Customer ! Wow ! :idea:
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
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Re: Coal Stove issues

PostBy: Wconsidi On: Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:37 pm

Sorry for the delay in reply been working alot of OT lately, And its M&M coal out of Fulton NY. Great guys over there. Everything I have needed they are very helpful and pleasant about it.
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Re: Coal Stove issues

PostBy: Wconsidi On: Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:42 pm

On another note my fan that blows the heat around stopped spinning. So gonna have to fix that. Also it doesn't seem like its heating my house very much. The room its in isn't even that warm until about a 6-7 foot circle around the stove. I was wondering if anyone has ever plumbed piping through the walls of there stove and used it to heat their boiler system. Can I run a feed and return through it with a coil inside the stove and turn it into a boiler? I have done this before at my camp for hot water to a shower and sink. Any thoughts on the subject?
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Re: Coal Stove issues

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:35 pm

Wconsidi wrote:On another note my fan that blows the heat around stopped spinning. So gonna have to fix that. Also it doesn't seem like its heating my house very much. The room its in isn't even that warm until about a 6-7 foot circle around the stove. I was wondering if anyone has ever plumbed piping through the walls of there stove and used it to heat their boiler system. Can I run a feed and return through it with a coil inside the stove and turn it into a boiler? I have done this before at my camp for hot water to a shower and sink. Any thoughts on the subject?


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The fan stops when the FR is below the CFT . So what is the CFT set for also what are your min and max? What FR do you have when you say you have little heat.


As far as turning a stove into a boiler, my 2cents are its not worth trying. But others may chime in here. I have no experience doing so.
Flyer5
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: Coal Stove issues

PostBy: Wconsidi On: Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:54 pm

What is FR and CFT? I don't have mine hooked to a thermostat. It was just running all the time directly plugged into a power outlet.
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Re: Coal Stove issues

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Mon Nov 11, 2013 3:39 pm

Wconsidi wrote:What is FR and CFT? I don't have mine hooked to a thermostat. It was just running all the time directly plugged into a power outlet.



OOOps I should have reread and went back to your first post.
Flyer5
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
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Re: Coal Stove issues

PostBy: kstills On: Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:37 pm

Wconsidi wrote:On another note my fan that blows the heat around stopped spinning. So gonna have to fix that. Also it doesn't seem like its heating my house very much. The room its in isn't even that warm until about a 6-7 foot circle around the stove. I was wondering if anyone has ever plumbed piping through the walls of there stove and used it to heat their boiler system. Can I run a feed and return through it with a coil inside the stove and turn it into a boiler? I have done this before at my camp for hot water to a shower and sink. Any thoughts on the subject?



Hmm, if it's only heating a radius of about 7 feet from the stove, I'd wonder how well it would work as a boiler.

Sounds like something isn't working the way it should, and although I don't have a coal stove (I have a coal boiler) I read here that they should be throwing out heat like nobodies business.

Time to trouble shoot!
kstills
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: WL 110
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line

Re: Coal Stove issues

PostBy: Wconsidi On: Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:17 pm

Ya I don't know whats wrong. I have had wood stoves in my homes all my life and my parents heat with just a wood stove and their house is twice the square feet as mine. I have a 1100 sq'f house and its hardly heating a thing. Its only 40-45 outside these days and its only like 55-60 in the house. Once its 10-15 out here in a month or so i'm not sure its gonna be a reliable source of heat. I may have my coal guy come and look at it again.
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Re: Coal Stove issues

PostBy: Wconsidi On: Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:21 pm

Also does anyone get a sticky gel substance from there coal stove? I use gel starter sometimes to start it but now I have a sticky substance all over the walls of my coal stove. Is this normal?
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Re: Coal Stove issues

PostBy: McGiever On: Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:18 pm

Sticky substance...
You trying to burn wood pellets in a Leisure Line stoker?
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Coal Stove issues

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:14 pm

How tall are the flames when its full burn?
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