I need one of these!

I need one of these!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:01 pm

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

Re: I need one of these!

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:11 pm

Cool! I wonder how much electricity it could generate?
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: I need one of these!

PostBy: grumpy On: Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:15 pm

At 1.5 HP not much.. but very cool..
grumpy
 


Re: I need one of these!

PostBy: carlherrnstein On: Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:21 pm

Neat, but very dangerous and impractical for use.
carlherrnstein
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: combustioneer model 77B
Coal Size/Type: pea stoker/Ohio bituminous

Re: I need one of these!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:20 pm

grumpy wrote:At 1.5 HP not much.. but very cool..


Well then I would need the larger model!
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

Re: I need one of these!

PostBy: coalkirk On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:29 am

Very cool!
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: I need one of these!

PostBy: the snowman On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:41 am

Yup, I want one. I also would want a larger one to generate electricity. Very cool.

The snowman.
the snowman
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Jotul 507
Coal Size/Type: Nut, Stove coal, Egg coal

Re: I need one of these!

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:55 am

Supercool, now who has a NY steam operators license I can piggyback off of? 700w of electricity (about) if your lucky, yep that should make my coffee in the morning. So when you don't need the full 700w who makes the power controller? However, I definitely want one badly. I love cool gadgets I have one in the living room it's called a Hitzer. If I need an extra 20KW I turn the dial anticlockwise and put the coffee pot on the stove.
coalnewbie
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 110K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93, Jotul 507
Baseburners & Antiques: Red Cross Invader 2
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: I need one of these!

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:02 am

Based on the drooping governor balls, I'd say that for the video demonstration he certainly wasn't running it full out with "balls to the wall".

I believe that's where the old saying originally came from. Correct me if I'm wrong. I've got the flame suit on.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: I need one of these!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:07 am

Yes, that is correct. "Balls out" and "Balls to the wall" originate from the steam engine governor.
This is more like it:
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

Re: I need one of these!

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:24 am

I like that big one, MOST LIKLY WHY EARPLUGS WERE INVENTED, must have been a bunch of sissy boys there having a starter engine. The back-up air compressors we used had the lugs cast into the flywheel & we used a big bar on a pivot bracket to start them, needed four big strong fast men & they even quit replacing the sheet iron the bar used to take out. We found it was safer to rope off an area outside rather than try & dodge the bar inside, all in all a fun job. :lol:
samhill
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 75 in garage
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker/hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75

Re: I need one of these!

PostBy: jpete On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:40 pm

I thought "balls out" was from steam engines and "balls to the wall" was from aircraft.

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_ ... e_air.html

The expression comes from the world of military aviation. In many planes, control sticks are topped with a ball-shaped grip. One such control is the throttle—to get maximum power you push it all the way forward, to the front of the cockpit, or firewall (so-called because it prevents an engine fire from reaching the rest of the plane). Another control is the joystick—pushing it forward sends a plane into a dive. So, literally pushing the balls to the (fire)wall would put a plane into a maximum-speed dive, and figuratively going balls to the wall is doing something all-out, with maximum effort. The phrase is essentially the aeronautical equivalent of the automotive "pedal to the metal."
jpete
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk II
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut, Pea
Other Heating: Dino juice

Re: I need one of these!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:59 pm

Might be 1.5 HP ... but I'd bet it probably packs 300 - 600 ft. lbs. of torque - plenty to drive any generator. 8-)

I've wanted to build something like this forever, but it looks like the wealthy have taken it up as a hobby. I couldn't afford just the piston and cylinder, unless I could cast them myself. :(

I'd love to put one in a motorcycle! Would be a riot rolling around MA burning coal in a bike. :D
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: I need one of these!

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:33 pm

Sidecar??? Hell no,....coal car! :lol:
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: I need one of these!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:34 pm

Now your talkin! I could afford the fuel for a trip to PA ..... now if I could just get 6 tons on that car I'll be set. :lol:
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler