Help getting started with used Coal-Trol TS2

Re: Help getting started with used Coal-Trol TS2

PostBy: toolmaker On: Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:43 pm

Flyer5 wrote:That flame seems pretty small for the amount of hot coals there. I would make sure the combustion fan is working properly and is clean. Also make sure the grate and under the grate are clear. Make sure the gasket at the back of the grate is there. Everything I am seeing is lack of good combustion.



I cleaned out the holes in the grate when I got it, so they're ok.

The grate was separate from the stove when I got it. I put the grate in, and I know there is no gasket. Where can I order one?

I assume I need to shut it down and let it cool in order to install the gasket and check that the fan is clean and under the grate is clear. Is that correct?

Thanks a ton for the info. I've been through half a pallet of coal in the last couple of weeks or so.
toolmaker
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: nut & rice anthracite
Other Heating: pocono w/powervent

Re: Help getting started with used Coal-Trol TS2

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:02 am

toolmaker wrote:
Flyer5 wrote:That flame seems pretty small for the amount of hot coals there. I would make sure the combustion fan is working properly and is clean. Also make sure the grate and under the grate are clear. Make sure the gasket at the back of the grate is there. Everything I am seeing is lack of good combustion.



I cleaned out the holes in the grate when I got it, so they're ok.

The grate was separate from the stove when I got it. I put the grate in, and I know there is no gasket. Where can I order one?

I assume I need to shut it down and let it cool in order to install the gasket and check that the fan is clean and under the grate is clear. Is that correct?

Thanks a ton for the info. I've been through half a pallet of coal in the last couple of weeks or so.


Most dealers stock it. It is the same as the hopper gasket. 3/16 x5/8 flat. There is nothing special about it as long as it seals the gap. Dave
Flyer5
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: Help getting started with used Coal-Trol TS2

PostBy: toolmaker On: Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:03 am

Flyer5 wrote: Most dealers stock it. It is the same as the hopper gasket. 3/16 x5/8 flat. There is nothing special about it as long as it seals the gap. Dave


Thanks.

Where does it go? Around the bottom of the grate or in back of the grate? Which gap am I looking for?
toolmaker
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: nut & rice anthracite
Other Heating: pocono w/powervent

Re: Help getting started with used Coal-Trol TS2

PostBy: Matthaus On: Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:57 am

At the back of the grate, between the grate and the feeder body. It seals the gap so there is no air leaking up at the back of the grate which is too close to the hopper for safe operation if air were to be burning coal at that location.
Matthaus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel, natural gas
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite

Re: Help getting started with used Coal-Trol TS2

PostBy: toolmaker On: Mon Nov 25, 2013 11:09 am

Matthaus wrote:At the back of the grate, between the grate and the feeder body. It seals the gap so there is no air leaking up at the back of the grate which is too close to the hopper for safe operation if air were to be burning coal at that location.


Thanks.
toolmaker
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: nut & rice anthracite
Other Heating: pocono w/powervent

Re: Help getting started with used Coal-Trol TS2

PostBy: toolmaker On: Mon Nov 25, 2013 1:01 pm

Matthaus wrote:At the back of the grate, between the grate and the feeder body. It seals the gap so there is no air leaking up at the back of the grate which is too close to the hopper for safe operation if air were to be burning coal at that location.


I assume the hopper gasket that Dave mentioned goes between the hopper and the stove. There is no gasket between the hopper lid and hopper on mine.

Is there a schematic available for the Pocono?

Though I'm winging it, I'm guessing what you mean when you reference things like the hopper gasket and feeder body, and checking to see if it is clear from the combustion fan.
toolmaker
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: nut & rice anthracite
Other Heating: pocono w/powervent

Re: Help getting started with used Coal-Trol TS2

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:10 am

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: Help getting started with used Coal-Trol TS2

PostBy: toolmaker On: Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:22 pm

Flyer5 wrote:http://nepacrossroads.com/about17864.html


Thanks! This helps a lot.

I installed the grate gasket yesterday before seeing this. I put the gasket material where shown in "tips and tricks" but also up along the sides of the grate. Will that cause any problems?

Installing the gasket has helped tremendously. Before, I was going through two forty lb bags of coal overnight, 3 bags in 24 hours. From 4PM yesterday until 11AM today, I went through less than one bag and the temps are good.

Thanks again.
toolmaker
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: nut & rice anthracite
Other Heating: pocono w/powervent

Re: Help getting started with used Coal-Trol TS2

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:26 pm

toolmaker wrote:
Flyer5 wrote:http://nepacrossroads.com/about17864.html


Thanks! This helps a lot.

I installed the grate gasket yesterday before seeing this. I put the gasket material where shown in "tips and tricks" but also up along the sides of the grate. Will that cause any problems?

Installing the gasket has helped tremendously. Before, I was going through two forty lb bags of coal overnight, 3 bags in 24 hours. From 4PM yesterday until 11AM today, I went through less than one bag and the temps are good.

Thanks again.



No problems at all. We don't just because it is not necessary but will not hurt.
Flyer5
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer