shaker handle play

shaker handle play

PostBy: GAMESNIPER On: Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:23 am

my harmen mark II has side play in shaker handle (sideways) maybe a good 1/4 inch towards stove is this normal ?? seems like coal burns faster to handle side maybe a draft entering handle hole?? is there a fix i didnt ck because stove is hot didnt want to let fire go out its in the low teens here...
GAMESNIPER
 
Stove/Furnace Make: HARMAN
Stove/Furnace Model: Mag Stoker

Re: shaker handle play

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:12 am

Do you mean the handle you use to shake it? I've yet to see any hand fired stoves that didn't have loose handle, my guess is they do it so the heat isn't transferred easily. You're only going to a small amount surface area in contact between the handle and the shaker nob. Otherwise it would get very hot...
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: shaker handle play

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:48 pm

GAMESNIPER wrote:my harmen mark II has side play in shaker handle (sideways) maybe a good 1/4 inch towards stove is this normal ?? seems like coal burns faster to handle side maybe a draft entering handle hole?? is there a fix i didnt ck because stove is hot didnt want to let fire go out its in the low teens here...


I'll check my stove and let you know later. I never noticed any.
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

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Re: shaker handle play

PostBy: Duengeon master On: Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:28 pm

My Harmon mark III has the same play. You may check to see if the bolts are tight. it worked for me. it still has some play in it inside. :D
Duengeon master
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harmon Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite pea and nut mix. Bituminous lump

Re: shaker handle play

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:50 pm

Checked my stove-exactly the same as you described. I would say it's normal.
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

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