Gentleman Janitor problems

Gentleman Janitor problems

PostBy: fudgiecole On: Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:23 pm

I have ben running a Gentleman Janitor A504 for about 5 years it is grinding the coal and pot is only burning on the far side of the fan.any suggestions.
fudgiecole
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Gentalman Janitar

Re: Gentleman Janitor problems

PostBy: blrman07 On: Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:56 am

Welcome to the forum!! Be patient and members with your unit model will chime in. I suggest that you post some particulars. Have you ensured that all the ash is being removed? What size and type coal are you using? Where does your coal come from? I am not that familiar with your unit but it sounds like an air distribution problem. Possible to have a clinker that needs to be removed from the non burning side or air holes are clogged.

Rev. Larry
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Econo 1 stove
Coal Size/Type: Rice in the LL and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

Re: Gentleman Janitor problems

PostBy: bksaun On: Sun Nov 10, 2013 2:36 pm

Shut it down and disasymble the pot, use a wire brush to clean the slots so the air can get it, that will take care of the burn.

Next, You could have a rock stuck in the auger, but most likely the auger may be worn out or the tube may be rough inside causing the coal to grind, which in turn clogs the pot. I have the best results when when the auger has between 1/8- 3/16" clearance.

Bk
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid, Gentleman Janitor GJ-6RSU/ EFM 700
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 503
Coal Size/Type: Pea Stoker/Bit, Pea or Nut Anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer/ EFM-Gentleman Janitor
Stove/Furnace Model: 503 Insert/ 700/GJ-62

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Re: Gentleman Janitor problems

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:44 pm

There is a fines plate on the bottom of the burn pot. Take that off and close the ash door. Let the fan blower run for several minutes to clean out the bottom of the burn pot. You might be plugged with fines. :)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x4, 350, 700. Van Wert 400 x 2, 800, 1200.
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck

Re: Gentleman Janitor problems

PostBy: bksaun On: Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:00 pm

There is that but surely he has cleaned that out sometime during a 5 year run, guess it could be.

Bk
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid, Gentleman Janitor GJ-6RSU/ EFM 700
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 503
Coal Size/Type: Pea Stoker/Bit, Pea or Nut Anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer/ EFM-Gentleman Janitor
Stove/Furnace Model: 503 Insert/ 700/GJ-62

Re: Gentleman Janitor problems

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:54 pm

Check the inside of the feed pipes to see if they are rough/rusty. I had a steel pipe that was all pitted inside and was causing the coal to grind up.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/buck
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Gentleman Janitor problems

PostBy: Berlin On: Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:38 am

Rob R. wrote:Check the inside of the feed pipes to see if they are rough/rusty. I had a steel pipe that was all pitted inside and was causing the coal to grind up.



I had a GJ stoker that was killing me w/ the same issue until I replaced the auger extension pipe - it was far more rusted and pitted than I initially thought and this cured my problems w/ that stoker & buck anthracite.
Berlin
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Will-Burt Combustioneer 77B
Coal Size/Type: Ohio BITUMINOUS pea stoker coal

Re: Gentleman Janitor problems

PostBy: fudgiecole On: Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:28 pm

fudgiecole wrote:I have ben running a Gentleman Janitor A504 for about 5 years it is grinding the coal and pot is only burning on the far side of the fan.any suggestions.

I think I found my problem .I replaced the tube going in the barrel the starter worm was grinding the
end of the tube.When I first set it up The worm was running 15 RPM .I just checked it was running 18 RPM's.Turned it back to 15RPM.I think I fixed it.
fudgiecole
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Gentalman Janitar

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