Cleaning Hopper,etc. on Super Mag

Cleaning Hopper,etc. on Super Mag

PostBy: captcaper On: Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:30 pm

I notice this last pallet of Blazcek Coal had small pieces of wood in it and some black linen type patches that were about 1/2 inch wide. I might return the other half of the pallet to the dealer. I don't know if any got past me so I shut the stove down fearing jamming etc. Once I empty the hopper I might as well clean the grate area and vacuum around . Will that allow me to access all the parts of the feed mechanism so I'll be sure all is clean and nothing caught in the path of coal feeding.Or do I need to tear it down more with tools? I think have more fines then usual. I know there is a adjustment for that and I'll be checking that as well. It will be interesting to see up close how this thing feeds and does it's charm.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman Super Magnum
Stove/Furnace Model: Super Magnum Stoker

Re: Cleaning Hopper,etc. on Super Mag

PostBy: Kubota2007 On: Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:53 pm

From what I saw, the grates are glued in. What will you use to reglue them in place?
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Magmun 20yrs old,Harmon Super Mag just installed.
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Electric,

Re: Cleaning Hopper,etc. on Super Mag

PostBy: captcaper On: Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:48 pm

I didn't need to do the grates. I was able to see what I needed and all was good. Simple idea actually how they feed the coal. It was -14 below this morning and we were toasty again.
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Re: Cleaning Hopper,etc. on Super Mag

PostBy: Kubota2007 On: Thu Mar 06, 2014 8:05 pm

This week the lowest was -4, We also we're very warm, last night I though I would turn the fan to High just to see if it made a difference, after 30 mins, the fan switch to a lower speed on it's own. Then I found out that the "L"----"H" is a variable control. I though there were only two speeds that auto adjusted. As you can tell I don't read the manual. This weekend I'm going to weld a second ash pan, I unplugged the stoker to empty the ash pan, about two hours later, though it's getting cold in the living room, then I remembered I didn't plug it in, within twenty mins. we were back in heat. Very pleased with this Stoker.
Kubota2007
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Magmun 20yrs old,Harmon Super Mag just installed.
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Electric,

Re: Cleaning Hopper,etc. on Super Mag

PostBy: captcaper On: Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:23 pm

Kubota2007 wrote:This week the lowest was -4, We also we're very warm, last night I though I would turn the fan to High just to see if it made a difference, after 30 mins, the fan switch to a lower speed on it's own. Then I found out that the "L"----"H" is a variable control. I though there were only two speeds that auto adjusted. As you can tell I don't read the manual. This weekend I'm going to weld a second ash pan, I unplugged the stoker to empty the ash pan, about two hours later, though it's getting cold in the living room, then I remembered I didn't plug it in, within twenty mins. we were back in heat. Very pleased with this Stoker.


I set the fan to just above Low. It will be quiet and steady in milder outside temps but when the room calls for more heat it will turn on higher. Not quite as high as full high but good enough for most temps.
Like I said in a post recently. I don't shut it off anymore emptying the pan. I open the ash pan door and grab the pan front lip with my right hand then drag it out until I can get the handle with my left hand and take it out. I then shut the ash door with my right hand. I scoot out and dump the ashes and when I come back I open the door with my right hand,etc. Mean time no ash falls into the empty ash pan floor. I might be lucky Ha. But also you can open the fire box door and just take a poker and pull the last inch over the edge into the pan first before emptying it. This will ensure no ash will dump over while outside.
There is always something that will make me forget to turn the stove back on so I do it this way. More work turning on/off and having to remember day after day etc.
captcaper
 
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