I've decided to install the little Muncie stoker in a furnace, this is kind of an experiment to see how much noise a stoker makes, and how to burn coal
. If it makes more noise than I can live with there is another solution, but I need a new roof and chimney before I can install a boiler in that location.
This needs to be a one, maybe 2 day install, night time temps are going into the teens this week, so I need to make sure everything is ready to go before I rip out the Creosote King. I know I need a manometer, ordered that today, pretty sure I need a barometric dampener, and maybe a manual dampener?
The furnace is the Sunbeam furnace I picked up last month, I do not see any rust spots or cracking inside the firebox, so I think its good. Its a big tank looking thing with what I believe is called a kidney hanging off the back. The furnace had a big sheetmetal enclosure around it, do I need to use that or can I just use the bare furnace? There is no ducting to attach to and the purpose is heating one room, I was thinking of just having a fan blowing across it.
I have several timer units that I believe control the stoker, and several Iron Fireman temp probe things (these were installed in the metal shroud on furnace. Do I need a thermostat too? I'll get pics of all the timers/temp probes tomorrow.
The Muncie gear box is ready to go, the rest of the parts have fresh paint and are presently curing. The only part not getting painted this year is the hopper, I want to use some good automotive paint on it, yet its too cold and no one here has a paint booth, so it will be a project for next summer. I did get the Muncie manual from ebay, it has an acceptance date of Jan 15, 1938 by ??? Furnace Co, no Model ST20 is listed, but dimensions are the same as the Model 35 (35lbs per hour), only the ST20 has a 3 speed gearbox and the 35 has a 5 speed gearbox, both use 1/6 hp motor. There is info on anthracite stokers too, I'll see if I can get it scanned and figure out how to load it here.
Anything else I need to get?