Richard S. wrote:Those grates are about the size a Franco Belge has however the design is quite different. The coal self feeds onto the grates from an internal hopper. The "shaker" grates themselves are round and sit inside of square grates. When you shake them you're actually turning the round part pack and forth which easily breaks any ash up.
Richard S. wrote:That stove doesn't appear to have any way of properly shaking them, I only see that big handle on the front. what's that do? Move what looks like the lower grate?
Wood'nCoal wrote:That would explain the sloped sides of the firebox. I noticed the round grates under the surface.
jpete wrote: The handle is in the back and moves side to side.
Richard S. wrote:jpete wrote: The handle is in the back and moves side to side.
Well by the looks of it, you have a stationary top grate. Thats never going to work for antrhacite coal. You need a way to break the ash up and get some movement on the coal. I've seen it mentioned that some of the European coal is processed into blocks. I'm going to take a wild guess that's what that stove was designed to burn.
Richard S. wrote:Wood'nCoal wrote:That would explain the sloped sides of the firebox. I noticed the round grates under the surface.
Sorry I guess I wasn't clear. I was referring to the Franco Belge Grates. The coal sits right on top of the round grate in a Franco Belge. the squre grtes are just surrounding the round grates and are stationary. In other words if you took the Weso Grate, then cut out a round section in the middle that could be turned back and forth you'd have a Franco Belge Grate.
Here's a quick example using the Weso Grate:
coaledsweat wrote:Wood'nCoal wrote:Amazing. So with that I can put Hillary's head on a moose?
OMG, if he learns how to use that we are in big trouble here.