ashing temp

Re: ashing temp

PostBy: lsayre On: Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:50 pm

plumberman wrote:smaller update, chimney still making noise off of stove, due to where ashing plate stopped i could see the funnel plugged up. so i cut the end off of a boiler brush and poked out the tip of the cone with the twisted wire handle. after that i pulled the smoke pipe off of boiler and soot vac out, pretty much cleaned out from the underside, i guess its your choice to clean from top or bottom if this helps out any other newbies good deal!!


I've never tried that. Are you saying that the cyclonic separator (which I'm assuming is the funnel) is accessible and cleanable from the bottom ashing area?
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (It has been fixed!)

Re: ashing temp

PostBy: McGiever On: Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:36 pm

If like the Axeman's...Yup, dumps to front corner of grate, better access if grate is at farther position out. ;)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
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Re: ashing temp

PostBy: Bob On: Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:57 pm

On my 130 it is accessible from the ash area. It is difficult to see and reach and I find wearing a respirator when I need to clear it helps a lot.
Bob
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS 130
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Anthracite

Re: ashing temp

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:32 am

What are the signs that tell you the cyclonic separators discharge needs to be opened up?
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (It has been fixed!)

Re: ashing temp

PostBy: McGiever On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:32 am

When plugged nothing can drop out...ash, dust, fines and such continue to swirl and eventually accumulate to the point of a noticable sound (swirling )as was described prior.

With my AA I can feel and poke a finger in the end to check it, just need to know where cone is located.
McGiever
 
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: ashing temp

PostBy: Bob On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:22 am

lsayre wrote:What are the signs that tell you the cyclonic separators discharge needs to be opened up?


I usually see some smoke in the coal hopper when I remove the cover.
Bob
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS 130
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Anthracite

Re: ashing temp

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:37 pm

You dont need to remove it. Make a small loop with a coat hanger about 2.5" long and small enough to fit through the hole easily and tip it so it's about 45°, almost flag like. Wrap a little tape around the loop sonit acts as a paddle. A little curve to it won't hurt either. Stick it in and give it spin.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
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Re: ashing temp

PostBy: dchartt On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:55 pm

smoke in the hopper is a good sign and also the particles swirling around in your stack as stated, if you lay down on the floor and I usually have to clear some of my ash off the back of the grate to see the funnel, I use an old fire poker to reach up in there the kind with the 90 degree bend on the end and poke it into it
dchartt
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS 130
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Re: ashing temp

PostBy: Pa papa On: Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:58 am

Might also notice difference in color of the ash in the ash pan.
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Re: ashing temp

PostBy: lsayre On: Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:25 am

Pa papa wrote:Might also notice difference in color of the ash in the ash pan.


Ah, I will look for that! Thanks!
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (It has been fixed!)

Re: ashing temp

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:13 pm

Pa papa wrote:Might also notice difference in color of the ash in the ash pan.


Thanks, I think I may have seen that recently. I will keep an eye out for it now. I usually only have to do a thorough cleaning twice a year but with these cold temps I have been burning at almost twice my usual rate!
NWBuilder
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Ahs 130
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