looks like corrosion starting inside my hopper

looks like corrosion starting inside my hopper

PostBy: Mentor1955 On: Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:51 am

I just purchased a Pocono Stove on Dec 11 th , 2013 . First time burning coal for me . The stove is great . I am having one problem which is the reason for this post , I have a white patch forming inside the hopper . Looks like the start of corrosion to me . I ask my dealer about it he said it was from the trucks that delivered the coal must of deliverer rock salt in them when no using them for coal . I have talked to several people that have been burning coal for years who have said they have never had this problem . The hopper only being used a little over a month I have concern of having to replace the hopper or repair it every spring , Any suggestions on what could be causing this and what to do about it ?
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Coal Size/Type: RICE
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono 110 btu

Re: looks like corrosion starting inside my hopper

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:06 am

Clean it and keep it dry. You can wipe some anti-corrosive oil on the area. Do you occasionally see sweat on the hopper lid?
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Re: looks like corrosion starting inside my hopper

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:25 am

Dave, I've learned that the moisture around & under my hopper lid is from whatever my dealer is spraying on the coal or in the truck to help dumping--this year he did kero & every now & again I get a very light scent of it--how dare HE--6 yrs of excellent Blaschak & never a delivery problem--I'm gonna fire him :clap: toothy --what do you think?
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Re: looks like corrosion starting inside my hopper

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:40 am

freetown fred wrote:Dave, I've learned that the moisture around & under my hopper lid is from whatever my dealer is spraying on the coal or in the truck to help dumping--this year he did kero & every now & again I get a very light scent of it--how dare HE--6 yrs of excellent Blaschak & never a delivery problem--I'm gonna fire him :clap: toothy --what do you think?



Everyone should be fired and let the govt support us all. Why not? Now get back to work before I fire you, ya old coot. And stop meddling. :lol: :D
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Re: looks like corrosion starting inside my hopper

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:59 am

Paint the inside of the hopper with

http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/store/e ... ating-1-qt

Coal always just slides over it. Prepare the rusty surface first.
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Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
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Re: looks like corrosion starting inside my hopper

PostBy: jeff216410 On: Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:25 pm

I had corrosion forming in my Hearth model stove due to the dampness of the coal I was using. When I bought my WL110 boiler, before installing the hopper, I put on 2 nice thick coats of automotive rust preventive paint por15 and have had zero corrosion issues. A side benefit is the slick painted surface helps to keep coal from clumping up as my coal is usually damp. It does not stop t entirely, but it helps. My suggestion is paint the inside of hopper to stop the corrosion when you have the unit shut down for cleaning.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Liesure Line Hearth

Re: looks like corrosion starting inside my hopper

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:35 pm

Damp coal is a double edged sword. The good part is you don't have to deal with the dust, a definite plus if the appliance is in the living areas and not in the cellar. We know the bad part.

I spray my coal with a water bottle before bringing the scuttle into the house, but it's for the hand fed. All the coal for the EFM goes in the bin wet as well.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
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Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
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Re: looks like corrosion starting inside my hopper

PostBy: WNYRob On: Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:46 pm

I've got spray-on bed liner on my hopper. Nice hard, scratch resistant coating the flexes with the slight movement of the hopper side walls. Yes the coal does not "glide" down the walls easily but since I check the stove once a day anyways it isn't an issue for me.
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Re: looks like corrosion starting inside my hopper

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:16 pm

you guys treat your stove better than your old ladies... :D :D :D
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Re: looks like corrosion starting inside my hopper

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:42 pm

And the problem with that is???? :shifty:
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