Boilers/Stoves/Coal/Parts on Craigslist and Other Sites

Re: Boilers/Stoves on Craigslist and Other Sites

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:16 pm

coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea


Re: Boilers/Stoves on Craigslist and Other Sites

PostBy: joeq On: Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:50 am

[quote="StokerDon"
That part of the hopper is down IN the fire. The hotter you run the stove, the faster that happens. When your that close to the fire I don't think the "damp environment" has anything to do with it.
-Don[/quote]
That's my point Don. A hopper fed stove, "always" operates like this, and it's a given this will be the results. Just wondering if there are any manufactured ones that'll last longer, to take the abuse.
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: G111, Southard Robertson
Stove/Furnace Make: Thermopride
Stove/Furnace Model: oil fired

Re: Boilers/Stoves on Craigslist and Other Sites

PostBy: BunkerdCaddis On: Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:26 pm

joeq wrote:A hopper fed stove, "always" operates like this, and it's a given this will be the results.


Something I've wondered about (because I simply don't know), These parts, AFAIK, are always cast iron but doesn't steel have a higher melting point? Why are they NOT :confused: made from steel?
BunkerdCaddis
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: New Yorker WC-90 [to be installed (soon, very soon)(well not as soon as I had anticipated]
Hand Fed Coal Stove: waterford 105
Coal Size/Type: pea/nut
Other Heating: oil fired hydronic

Re: Boilers/Stoves on Craigslist and Other Sites

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:54 pm

Steel melts about 300° higher than cast but it doesn't disperse heat as evenly. Not sure if that would have an impact.
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: Boilers/Stoves on Craigslist and Other Sites

PostBy: deepwoods On: Sun Aug 30, 2015 2:11 pm

Both my Hitzer & DS Machine stoves are hopper fed and the hoppers are made of steel. DS Machine hopper has wall thickness of 3/16" and the Hitzer has wall thickness of 1/4". Hitzer is a new stove so cannot see any wear on it. DS Machine dates back to somewhere in the mid 1980's and it's hopper shows no wear either. Having watched both stoves burning the low edge of the hoppers do not sit in the firebed but are about an inch above the actual burning coal.
deepwoods
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93 & DS Machine Newstyle Champion
Coal Size/Type: nut (so far)
Other Heating: Ruud propane forced air system

Re: Boilers/Stoves on Craigslist and Other Sites

PostBy: KingCoal On: Sun Aug 30, 2015 2:17 pm

BunkerdCaddis wrote:
joeq wrote:A hopper fed stove, "always" operates like this, and it's a given this will be the results.


Something I've wondered about (because I simply don't know), These parts, AFAIK, are always cast iron but doesn't steel have a higher melting point? Why are they NOT :confused: made from steel?


a properly designed hopper feed system will not do that.

the hopper in my DSM 1400 is 3/16" thick steel plate, never touches burning coal and doesn't erode at all.
KingCoal
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 1- Warm Morning # 617A, 3-Locke Warm Morning #120, 1-Locke Warm Morning #524B
Baseburners & Antiques: 2014 DTS C17 Base Burner
Coal Size/Type: Nut Anth.
Other Heating: none

Re: Boilers/Stoves on Craigslist and Other Sites

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sun Aug 30, 2015 2:23 pm

https://newhaven.craigslist.org/app/5189914592.html


I have one in the tractor shed missing one cover. Free to any regular on this board. Psst, it's not a coal burner it's wood. it's a batch water heater .. early thirties pre AGA design. One of the very first licensed from Norway. Rare. Life's too short to dance with ugly women.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Invader 2
Baseburners & Antiques: Wings Best, Glenwood #8(x2) Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice,
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: Boilers/Stoves on Craigslist and Other Sites

PostBy: joeq On: Sun Aug 30, 2015 7:51 pm

deepwoods wrote: Having watched both stoves burning the low edge of the hoppers do not sit in the firebed but are about an inch above the actual burning coal.

I'm not understanding. How can you have a gravity fed hopper, and the bottom of it "not" touch the burning coal bed? Does anyone have a picture of this? This is what my old Surdiac looked like in operation.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: G111, Southard Robertson
Stove/Furnace Make: Thermopride
Stove/Furnace Model: oil fired


Re: Boilers/Stoves on Craigslist and Other Sites

PostBy: alpineboard On: Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:17 pm

joeq wrote:
deepwoods wrote: Having watched both stoves burning the low edge of the hoppers do not sit in the firebed but are about an inch above the actual burning coal.

I'm not understanding. How can you have a gravity fed hopper, and the bottom of it "not" touch the burning coal bed? Does anyone have a picture of this? This is what my old Surdiac looked like in operation.
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you can run it as a hand fed without the hopper, or put the hopper in there and fill the hopper by hand. there are a couple steps for hopper height that raises or lowers the bottom of hopper position, I am guessing the higher the bottom of the hopper, the more coal spills out and thus a bigger fire, and vice versa. But as with any stove , do not "overfire it" or the overfired parts will disappear, in time.
alpineboard
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert 600
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Tarm 202
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman HXL, Crane 88, Crane 404
Other Heating: Solar

Re: Boilers/Stoves on Craigslist and Other Sites

PostBy: alpineboard On: Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:22 pm

These 202 are fun to run. this one looks to be in good condition.

https://nh.craigslist.org/for/5197764470.html
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert 600
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Tarm 202
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman HXL, Crane 88, Crane 404
Other Heating: Solar

Re: Boilers/Stoves on Craigslist and Other Sites

PostBy: McGiever On: Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:26 pm

alpineboard wrote:
joeq wrote: Having watched both stoves burning the low edge of the hoppers do not sit in the firebed but are about an inch above the actual burning coal.

I'm not understanding. How can you have a gravity fed hopper, and the bottom of it "not" touch the burning coal bed? Does anyone have a picture of this? This is what my old Surdiac looked like in operation.
surdiac 2015 001.JPG






Same as your GW111, the magazine (hopper) is some inches above the burning coals. :)
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Boilers/Stoves on Craigslist and Other Sites

PostBy: deepwoods On: Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:03 pm

If I can remember, I will get pics of the DS Machine hopper in action when it's time to light her up and post them to this thread. Today was 84* here and rest of the week looks the same. Really hope I can hold off at least till early October. DS is basement stove and first to be lit. Hitzer only comes into play when outside temp gets into the 20's. The hopper principle is sort of hard to explain, but as the fire bed burns it of course lowers. As the coal leaves the exit on the hopper it spreads out in a cone shape to all sides of the firebox. The cone is formed by the slightly higher level above the fire of the hopper exit. Coal at the bottom of the hopper does not burn because it has not yet reached the actual hot coals of the fire itself. In theory if the bottom of a hopper is actually on fire then what is to stop the whole hopper full of coal from igniting? Also Bit coal cannot be used with a hopper, it's too volatile and the hopper would catch fire. Bet some folks have had that experience and lived to tell about it :D
deepwoods
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93 & DS Machine Newstyle Champion
Coal Size/Type: nut (so far)
Other Heating: Ruud propane forced air system

Re: Boilers/Stoves on Craigslist and Other Sites

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:43 pm

https://buffalo.craigslist.org/atq/5189772309.html
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box stove, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Baseburners & Antiques: Home Sparkle 12
Coal Size/Type: Coal Contractor's stove, a little Kimmels 'nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace

Re: Boilers/Stoves on Craigslist and Other Sites

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:20 am

michaelanthony wrote:https://buffalo.craigslist.org/atq/5189772309.html
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Good stove for someone to investigate. :up:
SWPaDon
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous
Other Heating: Oil furnace that hasn't been fired in 14 years

Re: Boilers/Stoves on Craigslist and Other Sites

PostBy: KingCoal On: Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:58 pm

don't know if anyone saw this one..........

http://westernmass.craigslist.org/atq/5174532595.html
KingCoal
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 1- Warm Morning # 617A, 3-Locke Warm Morning #120, 1-Locke Warm Morning #524B
Baseburners & Antiques: 2014 DTS C17 Base Burner
Coal Size/Type: Nut Anth.
Other Heating: none