Whirl-A-Gigs

Whirl-A-Gigs

PostBy: acesover On: Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:33 pm

Anybody ever see any whirl-a-gigs that would run off the heat of your stove, pictures would be nice, design plans better.
acesover
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Baker
Stove/Furnace Model: insert, modified

Re: Whirl-A-Gigs

PostBy: Matthaus On: Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:08 am

If you PM dallas, he will tell you all about his experiences with that contraption. ;)
Matthaus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite

Re: Whirl-A-Gigs

PostBy: Dallas On: Fri Feb 01, 2008 1:16 pm

I will :?: I've been trying to grasp what I know about "whirl-a-gigs". It seems, that's how my uncle used to refer to the "hand held broadcast seeder". Upon Googling them, I recognize them, but don't know squat about them. Now, "yip-stcks" is another story. :P
Dallas
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Modified Russo C-35
Other Heating: Oil Hot Air
Stove/Furnace Make: Russo
Stove/Furnace Model: Modified C-35


Re: Whirl-A-Gigs

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Feb 01, 2008 9:02 pm

What the hell is a "Whirl-A-Gig?
A new type of hard drive?
A new version of the "Confuse-A-Cat?
The name of a cement?
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: Whirl-A-Gigs

PostBy: av8r On: Fri Feb 01, 2008 9:34 pm

I think what is being referred to is a device that is animated by the heat from the stove passing up through a series of "vanes" that turn and move other parts of the device.
av8r
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Hearth with twin turbos (sounds like it)
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Hearth model with twin turbos

Re: Whirl-A-Gigs

PostBy: lincolnmania On: Fri Feb 01, 2008 9:58 pm

my grandfathers neighbor used to make them.....he had a small one over his coal stove out in the garage.....used to fascinate all us kids
lincolnmania
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: efm af-150 1982
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: alaska kodiak stoker 1986
Hand Fed Coal Stove: warm morning 1980 kenmore

Re: Whirl-A-Gigs

PostBy: acesover On: Sat Feb 02, 2008 12:00 am

av8r, you hit the nail on its head.
acesover
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Baker
Stove/Furnace Model: insert, modified

Re: Whirl-A-Gigs

PostBy: ken On: Sat Feb 02, 2008 12:39 am

e-bay has them for yards. maybe a pc removed here and there. add a few and presto. lol
ken
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker - Rice Coal
Stove/Furnace Model: 75K - Bay Window - Direct Vent

Re: Whirl-A-Gigs

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:37 am

Thermal Engines guys. Come ON!
cArNaGe
 

Re: Whirl-A-Gigs

PostBy: acesover On: Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:23 am

Dose that thing really work? I want one ot play with!
acesover
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Baker
Stove/Furnace Model: insert, modified