surdiac gotha 513

surdiac gotha 513

PostBy: Vermonster On: Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:08 pm

Just picked up a surdiac gotha 513 for 150$. The gent I bought it from is the second owner of this stove. He bought the stove and never used it and he is moving. I looked it over and it is in great shape. The original owner bought it brand new in the 80's and used it for years. When the original owner sold it to the second owner he had all the glass replaced in the front. I found an owners manual online and I noticed on the right there is a lever that is called the ash dump lever. What i want to know is that is that the lever to use when you shake down the stove? Im new to this coal game and want some input on the stove. Does this ash dump lever run something under the grates that i can see? The guy that I bought this from has never even had this stove hooked up. I am getting a crew together for this weekend to move this. So I guess my question is that instead of shaker grates does this have an ash dump lever. I know this is an odd question I just am looking for some solid advice. Thank you guys so much you all have been a great help.
Vermonster
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 713 Rest in peace! Chubby Coal Stove
Coal Size/Type: anthracite nut coal
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Re: surdiac gotha 513

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:44 pm

NICE v. I can't help ya but there are some surdiac guys on here that I'm sure can help.
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Re: surdiac gotha 513

PostBy: skobydog On: Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:01 pm

I don't know much about coal stoves but here's a manual.

http://jotul.com/ca/guides/_attachment/ ... 3e1d421e14
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Re: surdiac gotha 513

PostBy: Vermonster On: Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:04 pm

Thanks for all the help. That manual answered my questions. You guys are the best.
Vermonster
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 713 Rest in peace! Chubby Coal Stove
Coal Size/Type: anthracite nut coal
Other Heating: oil boiler

Re: surdiac gotha 513

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Dec 22, 2013 12:57 am

I'm moving this over to the 'hand fired' forum...

Greg L
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Re: surdiac gotha 513

PostBy: joeq On: Sun Dec 22, 2013 12:01 pm

Welcome to the forum. I too own this same stove, and if you want to see my trials and tribulations, check out my thread on "Diary of a Surdiac." I'm still in the learning process myself, and NEPA has been a "plethora" of information. As for the lever sticking out the drivers-side of your stove, as you mentioned, it just slides the left grate over to allow the coal pit to dump into the ash pan. There is no "shaking" of this stove. (Unless you wake up to a dead fire in the morning, then the shaking comes from "kicking" the stove ;) ). You clean the grates by "riddling', which is a tool shaped like an oversized envelope opener. It's used by inserting through 3 ports above the ash pan, and scraping back and forth to force the ashes through the grates. Good luck with your stove.
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