Coal Tools....

Re: Coal Tools....

PostBy: rberq On: Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:26 pm

freetown fred wrote:Ahhhhhhh, you guys:)

What's the long one for, Fred?
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300
Coal Size/Type: Nut -- Kimmel/Blaschak/Reading
Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators, propane

Re: Coal Tools....

PostBy: Lightning On: Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:28 pm

That's for when it goes nuclear cuz the knuckle head refused to bow to the all mighty barometric damper.

:woot:
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: Coal Tools....

PostBy: oliver power On: Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:41 pm

WOW! You guys have lots of tools. I have a straight rod about 3 foot long. One end has a round eye-let. The other end heated, and flattened some with a drill hammer. A little poking / raking from above is all I ever have to do. My coal tool inventory is so small, it's not worth charging camera batteries for a picture.
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Re: Coal Tools....

PostBy: joeq On: Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:11 pm

Well, I guess some stoves/furnaces have built in handles, and grate rockers, and others function differently. My stove has 2 tools needed to open the hot hopper door alone, cause it has a safety latch, much like the hood of a car has 2. Then the riddle and raking tools. And a fan for supercharging a dying coal bed, by blowing air through the open ash pan door. And then there's the flashlite for monitoring the vitals in the dark (or the shadows behind the stove), such as the draft, the heat exchanger thermometer, the dial for the thermostat. Then there's the handle for carring the hot ash pan, which also doubles for opening the loading door. and then I mix in a few home-made ones, just to confuse people. (Which also works on me). :D
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Stove/Furnace Make: Oil fired
Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: Coal Tools....

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:18 pm

Hell, I only use the closest one, that's for poking in the hopper to get as much coal in as I can--the rest just look cool hangin in the hearth area--kinda like chrome on an old panhead :clap: toothy
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coal Tools....

PostBy: Lightning On: Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:30 pm

Crow Horse wrote: The aluminum kitty litter scoop works great when I need to clean out the stove if the fire burned out. The ash drops through to the grates and I recover the unburned coal....

Soon, You won't need the scoop... ;)
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: Coal Tools....

PostBy: joeq On: Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:38 pm

(Unless he buys another kitty.)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
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Stove/Furnace Model: Thermopride

Re: Coal Tools....

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:55 pm

get yourself a welder and a mill and make all the tools you need !


Don't wear flip-flops when welding (I forgot this week ... zonkers!)
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Coal Size/Type: nut/pea/anthra
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 503

Re: Coal Tools....

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:55 am

You guys are making me feel very unprepared...I just have a few pails and a grain scoop.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
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Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Coal Tools....

PostBy: dcrane On: Sun Mar 09, 2014 5:02 am

I got my coal shovel, coal hod & fireplace poker and that's all folks...

As you gentlemen can see... My dog clearly behaves more normal than yours :what:

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I also wanted to post up a pic of CrowHorses dog since he forgot... :fear:

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Re: Coal Tools....

PostBy: Crow Horse On: Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:44 am

Came down stairs this morning to rod & refuel the stove only to find my Dane watching "Wilfred". No joke, he watches TV. Just can't figure out how he works the remote with his big paws......

The "tools" I'm using to rejuvenate the coal bed are working out well......
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Re: Coal Tools... & Dogs

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:08 am

Tools & dogs, tools dogs....

The only tool I have is a 1/8" Allen wrench. We girly men only need to adjust the ash temp thingy once a year. Oh, look! Photographic evidence shows I actually have a hard to see spare wrench! And of course, an intelligent dog & one that's, ahhhh, well.... not so much.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
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Re: Coal Tools....

PostBy: Wheelo On: Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:21 am

You guys are hardcore!!!
I only have a piece of 3/4 inch (I think) steel pipe about 3 feet long that was a section of gas line to the old furnace. Over time, and playing of course, I have one end smashed flat that I heated in the stove and beat with a hammer. Other than that, a pair of leather gloves with a hole in the finger to make picking my nose easier.
Simple man have simple ways I guess
Wheelo
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: 1537 US Stove
Coal Size/Type: Bit
Other Heating: Propane

Re: Coal Tools....

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:25 am

INDEED W! :clap: toothy
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Coal Tools....

PostBy: JohnB On: Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:11 pm

My coal tool kit is pretty basic: The same 3" long hooked poker I used for 20 years with my woodstove, a large grain scoop for when I run without the hopper & the flimsy flat "shovel/scoop" that came with my Tractor Supply hod. It works great for scooping out the ash that misses the ash pan. Anything heavier & it will bend like a soft pretzel.

Here's a photo of my helpers conserving their energy:
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No issues with them chewing up my gloves. Being Springers they like nothing more then carrying one of my gloves in their mouth as if it was game I'd just shot.
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