"Non Invasive" Modifications to Your Chubby

Re: "Non Invasive" modifications to your Chubby

PostBy: tcalo On: Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:23 pm

Formulabruce, I took a page out of your book. I used angle iron and attached it using the leg bolts.
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Re: "Non Invasive" modifications to your Chubby

PostBy: Formulabruce On: Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:47 pm

Very cool!! Just make sure you can get a small ash shovel in between as needed. I like it better than my set up on my old chubby as I ended up taking it out to clean sometimes
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Re: "Non Invasive" modifications to your Chubby

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:08 pm

Why not have made a rectangle of angle iron & just set it in the base ??
When you decide to clean the ashes out of the base,just pull the ash pan,then pull the angle iron frame & clean the entire floor. :)
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Re: "Non Invasive" modifications to your Chubby

PostBy: tcalo On: Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:25 pm

I guess there is more than one way to skin a cat... :D
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Re: "Non Invasive" modifications to your Chubby

PostBy: Formulabruce On: Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:28 pm

windyhill4.2 wrote:Why not have made a rectangle of angle iron & just set it in the base ??
When you decide to clean the ashes out of the base,just pull the ash pan,then pull the angle iron frame & clean the entire floor. :)

did you look back at the pics in this thread?
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: CHUBBY owner!, Thanks Larry Trainer
Coal Size/Type: Nut and Stove size
Other Heating: Rheem Condensate 95% efficient furnace, runs well on propane, weak in Nat Gas.

Re: "Non Invasive" modifications to your Chubby

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:34 pm

Formulabruce wrote:
windyhill4.2 wrote:Why not have made a rectangle of angle iron & just set it in the base ??
When you decide to clean the ashes out of the base,just pull the ash pan,then pull the angle iron frame & clean the entire floor. :)

did you look back at the pics in this thread?

I just looked back...
Now I feel like an idiot. I guess that is what happens when nearly a yr goes by from the bottom of page 1 to the top of page 2 & I didn't start with the top of page 1. :oops: :oops:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both

Re: "Non Invasive" modifications to your Chubby

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:40 am

Has anybody sizzled their fingers yet by picking up that ship for a closer look? :o


Slovenia are selling brass statues of Melania, that would make the stove top look even hotter. Invite Bill around for supper, he is sure to burn his hands.
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Re: "Non Invasive" modifications to your Chubby

PostBy: Formulabruce On: Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:02 pm

My grandson was so close to grabbing the Mayflower, I stopped him, then later did it myself LOL, yup it was hot!
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: CHUBBY owner!, Thanks Larry Trainer
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Other Heating: Rheem Condensate 95% efficient furnace, runs well on propane, weak in Nat Gas.

Re: "Non Invasive" modifications to your Chubby

PostBy: mntbugy On: Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:11 pm

Formulabruce wrote:My grandson was so close to grabbing the Mayflower, I stopped him, then later did it myself LOL, yup it was hot!

old school digital thermometer
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Re: "Non Invasive" modifications to your Chubby

PostBy: lobsterman On: Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:30 pm

I do not waste coal either. In the shoulder season I fill it up heaping as usual but shut the primary right down fully closed. Will burn 24 hr. Same as 1/2 pot for 12 hr x 2. Seems like a hassle to put bricks in.
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Re: "Non Invasive" modifications to your Chubby

PostBy: Logs On: Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:46 pm

I was going to ask , how do you place the bricks? I didn't realize the stove wood burn with the air shut completely off. I'm going to try that tonight after refill. It has been real windy here and I lit the woodburner last night because the chubby can't keep up when temps drop to teens. But it's too dang hot in basement now 100° . I don't want the chubby to go out. I will run both for a few days. Maybe by cutting air off completely I can bring the temp down a little. It's over 80 in my living room. :D
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Re: "Non Invasive" modifications to your Chubby

PostBy: Formulabruce On: Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:02 pm

When its "closed" its not really air tight at that location since the slider is spring loaded , and there is a small edge gap on the slider. That's enough air , once stove is hot and has a good draft to do the Long burns. I will sometimes give the bottom a poke in the middle of a long burn, but I don't bother to shake it down. At the end, I may end up with more than one ash pan full of pure white ash though.. If it goes too low, 4-5 pieces of charcoal on the hot spot , and I'm back in business.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: CHUBBY owner!, Thanks Larry Trainer
Coal Size/Type: Nut and Stove size
Other Heating: Rheem Condensate 95% efficient furnace, runs well on propane, weak in Nat Gas.