Ashland EZ 200C Any and all advice welcome

Ashland EZ 200C Any and all advice welcome

PostBy: Stamp On: Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:23 pm

Located in NW Ohio, my propane bills were not pretty last winter. This year a friend suggested a wood burner, he has 2 old barrel stoves he uses at home and his shop, plus a few acres of wood that I can have access to. My Mom decided I was taking too long picking out a stove and wanted to help out so she bought me an Ashland EZ 200C used from the Amish and brought it out to me. I've been using it about a week now. Not too bad of results, keeps the main house(furnace only set at 50) in the mid to high 60's. I have an addition built on to the house off the room the stove is in and so far it doesn't seem to stop that furnace from running. (set at 65)

Fast forward to yesterday: Had a full firebox of wood and it just didn't seem that it was getting very warm. Ash door shut and regulator set at 5. (I could touch the stove pipe) I opened up the ash pan door to get it going a little better, lots of crackling, a small amount of smoke coming from around the pipe seams, "new pipe" burning smell and some creosote started dripping from the pipe. I freaked out and shut the door, but was still worried so I put some gloves on and took 3 of the pieces of wood out and took them outside to the burn barrel. Headed to the computer to read and the main thing I took away was that I didn't have a magnetic thermometer on my pipe to see what I was burning at. I went to Menard's and got a Meeco's Red Devil. Came home put it on the pipe per directions and am reading in the low end of the "too cool" range. Decided I was just to freaked out by it all and could do without heat for the night so I let it go out.

Now to today: Came home at lunch time and the fire from yesterday was 100% out. Restarted with some dry kindling and 2 pieces of wood. In 2 1/2 hrs we only got it to get to the "optimum burn" once and only briefly. Left it as it was and went back to work. Came home and I had a nice bed of coals so I put kindling in and 2 pieces of wood. Left the ash door open while I fed the animals (maybe 15 mins). It was burning nicely and in the mid range of the "optimum burn", so I shut the ash door. Wasn't long at all and it dropped to the "too cool" range. I have tried numerous things tonight: adding more kindling. not securing the ash door latch, turning the regulator up to 6 and adding more wood, but haven't got back up to the "optimum burn" at all.

Sorry my post is so long, but wanted to provide as much info as possible, I'm getting very stressed trying to figure this out :( Thanks for any info you can provide me with.
Stamp
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Ashland EZ-200C
Other Heating: Propane :(


Re: Ashland EZ 200C Any and all advice welcome

PostBy: franco b On: Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:29 pm

Clean your chimney and pipe. burning wood do it every month. Looks very much like your draft is clogged
franco b
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

Re: Ashland EZ 200C Any and all advice welcome

PostBy: Stamp On: Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:57 pm

I have to clean it that soon? I've only been running it for a week.
Stamp
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Ashland EZ-200C
Other Heating: Propane :(

Re: Ashland EZ 200C Any and all advice welcome

PostBy: franco b On: Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:44 pm

Stamp wrote:I have to clean it that soon? I've only been running it for a week.

Doing it will eliminate it as the problem. That you have creosote running indicates a lot of smoke and soot. In any case it looks like a draft problem.
franco b
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

Re: Ashland EZ 200C Any and all advice welcome

PostBy: McGiever On: Thu Dec 04, 2014 5:53 am

The regulator, does it have a chain?

May need adjusted to pick up more.
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Ashland EZ 200C Any and all advice welcome

PostBy: coalder On: Thu Dec 04, 2014 6:51 am

First off, how high is chimney from thimble, and what size flue?
Second, if creosote is "dripping", sounds like your stovepipe was installed upside-down?
Third, again if creosote is dripping, I suspect that your wood is extremely green. Go out and see if you can find a couple of bundled of seasoned hardwood. Most convenient stores have some for campers. If this works, would answer a lot of questions.
Jim
coalder
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: harman sf 160
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: wood parlor stove

Re: Ashland EZ 200C Any and all advice welcome

PostBy: Stamp On: Thu Dec 04, 2014 2:55 pm

Yes the regulator has a chain, how would I figure out how much to adjust it?

Chimney is 9' from the thimble. 6" pipe. Pipe is installed the direction of the arrow on the label in the pipe. (Duravent is the name brand) I'll check tomorrow when I can go into town and see if I can find a bundle of the dry wood for sale someplace.
Stamp
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Ashland EZ-200C
Other Heating: Propane :(

Re: Ashland EZ 200C Any and all advice welcome

PostBy: franco b On: Thu Dec 04, 2014 3:08 pm

Stamp wrote:Yes the regulator has a chain, how would I figure out how much to adjust it?


In general, with a cold stove and the dial set at lowest position the flap should be just starting to open.

Good point about green wood. If green it will sit there and sizzle for a long time before it dries out and starts putting out heat. Very wasteful.
franco b
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea


Re: Ashland EZ 200C Any and all advice welcome

PostBy: coalder On: Thu Dec 04, 2014 3:23 pm

Ok, the chimney is 8 ft high; but what size flue tile? Or is it lined with a 6" ss liner? If the stovepipe goes into anything larger than an 8" flue, this is for sure a part of the problem. A chimney that short would not draft properly with a larger flue. Especially with green wood.
Jim
coalder
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: harman sf 160
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: wood parlor stove

Re: Ashland EZ 200C Any and all advice welcome

PostBy: McGiever On: Thu Dec 04, 2014 4:35 pm

Seen your other thread where you are looking for coal.
Unfortunately, if your wood burning troubles are anything but wet/green wood, then trying coal is Not a Fix.

Wood is a lot less fussy when it comes to burning equipment such as flue and stove pipe.
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Ashland EZ 200C Any and all advice welcome

PostBy: Stamp On: Thu Dec 04, 2014 6:50 pm

Wrong terminology on my part, no chimney, just stove pipe. Back of the stove upwards: 7" to 6" reducer, elbow, 5' black single wall stove pipe, thimble, 9' of triple wall ss pipe, finished off with a cap.
Stamp
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Ashland EZ-200C
Other Heating: Propane :(

Re: Ashland EZ 200C Any and all advice welcome

PostBy: lsayre On: Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:19 pm

They appear to be made by Schrocks Stoves, near Ashland Ohio. 1050 SR 545, Ashland Ohio.

Ashland EZ-50?
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: Ashland EZ 200C Any and all advice welcome

PostBy: Jaysr22 On: Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:58 pm

I was on a field trip for my daughters school to a Amish farm and I saw a ashland 200c circulator wood stove made by schrock stove shop in ashland ohio. I am wondering if anyone knows if they still make this stove or have a contact number. I am wondering what a price would be? I attached a picture I took of it. Thanks for the help
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Re: Ashland EZ 200C Any and all advice welcome

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:04 am

Welcome to the forum, Jaysr22. They are Amish, I don't think they have phones. Their physical address is just above your post.
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SWPaDon
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1600M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous
Other Heating: Oil furnace

Re: Ashland EZ 200C Any and all advice welcome

PostBy: McGiever On: Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:12 am

Jaysr22 wrote:I was on a field trip for my daughters school to a Amish farm and I saw a ashland 200c circulator wood stove made by schrock stove shop in ashland ohio. I am wondering if anyone knows if they still make this stove or have a contact number. I am wondering what a price would be? I attached a picture I took of it. Thanks for the help


Schrocks Stoves is still in business near Ashland Ohio. 1050 SR 545, Ashland Ohio. Not a huge operation at all.
Still no phone as far as I know. They close at 2pm on Saturdays. Not sure about weekdays.


Oops, see Larry already posted this above...

A search turned up this: Ashland EZ-50?
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek