My Crane Coal Cooker 88 ( like a 44 but taller)

Re: My Crane Coal Cooker 44

PostBy: lsayre On: Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:16 pm

JimD wrote:Larry. It's running right now so can't stick a tape in it but I think its around a foot and round


That sounds a lot like the Model 44. Doug, where are you. Is the inside diameter of the Model 88 12 inches?

6 squared = 36

36 x 3.1416 x 375 = 42,400 BTU's
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Re: My Crane Coal Cooker 44

PostBy: lsayre On: Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:16 pm

warminmn wrote:Does the depth have anything to do with the formula or just square inches? interesting


Just the square inches.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
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Re: My Crane Coal Cooker 88 ( like a 44 but taller)

PostBy: whistlenut On: Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:52 pm

I have 3 Model 44's and recently a Model 88. It was for sale on craigslist for over a year and I called thinking it was gone, however 250.00 was the asking price, so I drove 50 miles one way to get it. Rob emailed me that it was posted, and knew it was close to me. Many thanks to him!

The new owner of the house didn't want coal, and had converted the entire house to electric resistance baseboard. Can you say 'BRAIN DEAD'! I know of a model 88 for sale in Palmer Mass, also...if it is still on craigslist. Most folks don't know anything about either model and don't care to learn. Want some pics of a 44 'on fire'? 44magnumcc.JPG[attachment=0]44magnumcc.JPG[/attachment][attachment=0]
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
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Re: My Crane Coal Cooker 88 ( like a 44 but taller)

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:56 pm

Beautiful picture of the 44 in action. I think it is time that I get one, it would sure be nice on a night like this.

Jim, that 88 looks right at home.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
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Re: My Crane Coal Cooker 88 ( like a 44 but taller)

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:00 pm

What is the height of the 88 for future reference. I'm guessing its taller than a 44?

The height difference would be an easy way to distinguish the two, especially when asking a seller on craigslist.
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Other Heating: Oil and Natural Gas.

Re: My Crane Coal Cooker 88 ( like a 44 but taller)

PostBy: JimD On: Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:01 pm

I live 1/4 mile from the Belchertown / Palmer line. I didn't see it on craigslist.
JimD
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Rare Crane Coal Cooker # 88. And pot bellied coal stove
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut coal

Re: My Crane Coal Cooker 88 ( like a 44 but taller)

PostBy: D-frost On: Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:16 pm

Jim,
I just looked on E-bay for Crane stoves. 44 is 27in. tall and 88 is 36in. tall.
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Yukon Eagle I (multi-fuel oil, wood/coal)
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Other Heating: Jotul #118 wood burner

Re: My Crane Coal Cooker 88 ( like a 44 but taller)

PostBy: whistlenut On: Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:18 pm

27 1/2" floor to top of a 44
35 1/2" floor to top of an 88
Diameter is the same 12"
Obviously, the 88 will not sneak into the average fireplace.
I just measured these 2 units, and that includes the welded-on legs.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks Boiler,Itasca415,NYer130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska,Gibraltor,Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck,Pea,Nut&Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB

Re: My Crane Coal Cooker 88 ( like a 44 but taller)

PostBy: JimD On: Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:21 pm

Yes mine is 36" tall. Very deep firebox. Here she is filled up and getting cooking again
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Soon she will be glowing and back her down for the long cold night. It's probably a 20" deep bed of coal.... Last night I did about 14" and worked awesome.

Starting to glow!
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Rare Crane Coal Cooker # 88. And pot bellied coal stove
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut coal

Re: My Crane Coal Cooker 88 ( like a 44 but taller)

PostBy: grumpy On: Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:25 pm

My pot bellied stove fit the living room just right.


Hey Jim, whats the name on that stove?
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Re: My Crane Coal Cooker 88 ( like a 44 but taller)

PostBy: titleist1 On: Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:32 pm

Nice lookin install there JimD...

I can see you need to be visiting the coal addiction thread!! :D
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
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Re: My Crane Coal Cooker 88 ( like a 44 but taller)

PostBy: JimD On: Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:33 pm

grumpy wrote:
My pot bellied stove fit the living room just right.


Hey Jim, whats the name on that stove?


That is a Southard Robertson co. Polo #12

Around 100 years old. I think I may run it in my barn when I'm working out there.... Going to make a nice concrete hearth and good backing on the wall... Hoping it still gets use. , I used 2000deg refractory cement inside and outside of the crack in the back. Just have to be careful I guess
JimD
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Rare Crane Coal Cooker # 88. And pot bellied coal stove
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut coal

Re: My Crane Coal Cooker 88 ( like a 44 but taller)

PostBy: JimD On: Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:38 pm

titleist1 wrote:Nice lookin install there JimD...

I can see you need to be visiting the coal addiction thread!! :D



Yeah it's bad... Hi my name is Jim...........
JimD
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Rare Crane Coal Cooker # 88. And pot bellied coal stove
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut coal

Re: My Crane Coal Cooker 88 ( like a 44 but taller)

PostBy: JimD On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:33 pm

Well to say this stove is great would be an understatement.

It is awesome. Been running since New Years. Overnight burns are a breeze.... I woke up this morning and it looked as good as when I went to bed.... Highly efficient. I did 12 hour burn today. Well just about. I loaded it at 5:30 am and just shook and loaded about 8- 10lbs into it .. House still 70deg.

Gonna be -20 or colder tonight....

As I was writing this I heard l what sounded like coal falling inside the stove and opened it up and the middle if the coal pile must have hollowed out when I shook it down. So had to add some more once I knocked it down from the edges... But it's back up in minutes :)

Anyone have that happen after they shake it down?
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Rare Crane Coal Cooker # 88. And pot bellied coal stove
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut coal

Re: My Crane Coal Cooker 88 ( like a 44 but taller)

PostBy: grumpy On: Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:04 pm

Hey Jim, whats the name on that stove?[/quote]

That is a Southard Robertson co. Polo #12

Around 100 years old. I think I may run it in my barn when I'm working out there.... Going to make a nice concrete hearth and good backing on the wall... Hoping it still gets use. , I used 2000deg refractory cement inside and outside of the crack in the back. Just have to be careful I guess[/quote]
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I have one that looks just like that but it's an Armstrong, I have no idea how old it is.
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