Crane 404 - Our first coal burner

Re: Crane 404 - Our first coal burner

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Sun Jun 15, 2014 7:35 am

Congrats Dave, it's been a long wait. I know you'll be much happier not having to toss as much wood around ! :D

Cats "sense" the temperatures around them very well with their faces - it's the only bare skin they have, other than the pads on their paws. They can easily sense the heat coming from a stove and know to stay off hot surfaces. As the stove temps change, sometimes you'll even see them change position to stay in the heat range they like best.

And yeah, get them their own chair if you want to sit near the stove too. :D

Paul
Sunny Boy
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace

Re: Crane 404 - Our first coal burner

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sun Jun 15, 2014 7:57 am

Congrats ! Windy ! You are On Your Way ! :up:
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni !

Re: Crane 404 - Our first coal burner

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:02 am

Great find! Now you just need to find a similar bargain on a coal boiler. :)
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Crane 404 - Our first coal burner

PostBy: McGiever On: Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:15 am

Dave, So Happy for you. :mrgreen:

Your new to you stove will bring you much joy, the heat is pretty good also. :shh:
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Crane 404 - Our first coal burner

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:25 am

Well,dcrane, the Fasco fan # 7021-2367 ,Type - u21 , HP 1/80 , amp .59 , RPM 3000 , cfm 75 , m/n - B75 A0CJ88 , there is no switch on the fan,only a cord.I do have a control with rotary dial that came with the stove. I plugged it in & was able to vary the fan speed from very slow to very fast . Should i be doing those cart wheels now ? At 57 yrs old it would be easier to do this :junmp: :junmp: if you or any one else that knows these fans good can let me know then i can either :junmp: or just be :D if it is less than a variable speed fan.
windyhill4.2
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Other Heating: Oaktree OWB 600K

Re: Crane 404 - Our first coal burner

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:59 am

On the topic of cats ...... they'll only jump on a hot stove ONCE. :lol:

My big guy Buddy did that once. Sat there for about 2 seconds, then launched airborne, hissing and shaking his feet. I tried to tell him it was hot, but he learned better that way. :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

Re: Crane 404 - Our first coal burner

PostBy: dcrane On: Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:23 pm

windyhill4.2 wrote:Well,dcrane, the Fasco fan # 7021-2367 ,Type - u21 , HP 1/80 , amp .59 , RPM 3000 , cfm 75 , m/n - B75 A0CJ88 , there is no switch on the fan,only a cord.I do have a control with rotary dial that came with the stove. I plugged it in & was able to vary the fan speed from very slow to very fast . Should i be doing those cart wheels now ? At 57 yrs old it would be easier to do this :junmp: if you or any one else that knows these fans good can let me know then i can either :junmp: or just be :D if it is less than a variable speed fan.


yes the variable unit is on the cord itself, Fasco may not even offer these anymore because they to damb expensive! toothy let the gymnastics begin! Id have bought that unit just for the blower off it! the stove was free! :clap:
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: Crane 404 - Our first coal burner

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:54 pm

:junmp: :clap: :up: :junmp: :junmp: So i did much better than i thought i did ?? They were asking $100 ,i gave them that,no quibbling.i did peek at the grates & fire pot first.I have been studying hard at the Coal Forum College,apparently it has paid off !! WOW !! Cold temps this fall will prove if i was paying close attention in the how to build a fire in hand fed class.Then on to maintaining a consistent fire (1match) ,ash shake down........... I think i will be enrolling in the refresher classes, all of them . I like being ready for winter b4 it gets here. Oh... dcrane,i am planning to install this fan onto the hot air duct vent near the stove to back feed the duct work at a low speed running constantly for a more consistent warm feeling . I plan to enclose it & pull the hot air from the ceiling near the stove,pushing that air constantly thru the duct work. This will hopefully eliminate the cold feeling hot air produces when the fan first turns on,then air is warm & comfortable till it turns off & the room slowly cools & cycle repeats. Should i install a plate or screen over the existing fan hole in the rear of the stove since i removed the fan & plate from the stove.
windyhill4.2
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Other Heating: Oaktree OWB 600K

Re: Crane 404 - Our first coal burner

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Sun Jun 15, 2014 2:27 pm

$100.00 for a good working coal stove. Ya done good Dave - real good. ;)

Now the big question is, . . . when ya gonna fire it up ? :D

Paul
Sunny Boy
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace

Re: Crane 404 - Our first coal burner

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Sun Jun 15, 2014 2:34 pm

Doubled up posting - opps!

Paul
Last edited by Sunny Boy on Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:28 am, edited 1 time in total.
Sunny Boy
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace

Re: Crane 404 - Our first coal burner

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Sun Jun 15, 2014 2:49 pm

Sunny Boy wrote:$100.00 for a good working coal stove. Ya done good Dave - real good. ;)

Now the big question is, . . . when ya gonna fire it up ? :D

Paul

We had 48* this a/m,i don't see anything near that in the long range forecast, we will likely try in about 3 months.I know that will be a long time to wait,but i am in no rush to end this beautiful weather we are having now to go to temps that we have to heat to enjoy life.Going into winter will be less daunting with this stove putting out heat in our house while the temps outside drop ever lower.
windyhill4.2
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Other Heating: Oaktree OWB 600K

Re: Crane 404 - Our first coal burner

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Sun Jun 15, 2014 2:54 pm

If it had been in our house & hooked up,i might have been very tempted to fire it this morning,48* outside & 68* inside,i like it warm.73-75*
windyhill4.2
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Other Heating: Oaktree OWB 600K

Re: Crane 404 - Our first coal burner

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Sun Jun 15, 2014 3:16 pm

Windy

Don't forget to update your profile with your "new" stove.... As Freetown Fred would say.. "Ain't nobody gonna steal it.."
ONEDOLLAR
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 2014 Chubby Prototype
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford #2 Base Heater
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Anthracite

Re: Crane 404 - Our first coal burner

PostBy: wsherrick On: Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:53 pm

Good luck with it. It will be a good stove to learn on.
wsherrick
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford Base Heater, Glenwood, Stanley Argand
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut, Stove Size

Re: Crane 404 - Our first coal burner

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Sun Jun 15, 2014 5:04 pm

ONEDOLLAR wrote:Windy

Don't forget to update your profile with your "new" stove.... As Freetown Fred would say.. "Ain't nobody gonna steal it.."

Might be a wile till we post the pic in my profile as it will be awhile till we set the stove in place.
windyhill4.2
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Other Heating: Oaktree OWB 600K