Making Room for Surdiac Gotha 513

Re: Making Room for Surdiac Gotha 513

PostBy: ElCamMan515 On: Wed. Feb. 01, 2017 7:14 pm

Good evening all,

Made my 1st mistake of the season today. With the business of having a 8 month old after I riddled the Surdiac this morning I must have forgotten to fill the hopper. Came home to a very live stove so I riddled it as normal, I opened the top of stove, looked into hopper and all I saw was glowing coal and dancing blues. Looked in the front glass and coal was down below hopper opening. :oops: I am glad it wasn't dead when I got home and it was easy to fill and we are back to normal.

Will definitely remember to fill hopper at each tending from now on.

Tim
ElCamMan515
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker K-Lite
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Pea Anthracite


Re: Making Room for Surdiac Gotha 513

PostBy: joeq On: Wed. Feb. 01, 2017 8:59 pm

Better that you "forgot" to fill the hopper Tim, rather than forgetting to close your MPD, or ash pan door. :shock: :D
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: G111, Southard Robertson
Stove/Furnace Make: Thermopride
Stove/Furnace Model: oil fired

Re: Making Room for Surdiac Gotha 513

PostBy: ElCamMan515 On: Mon. Apr. 17, 2017 8:05 pm

Good evening all,

Weather has been relatively nice the past weekend so I shut down the Surdiac to clean it out. Plan was to possibly shut down for the season, but tonight's low is going to be around 33°, wife said she was chilly.

I was all game for reliting and figured I'd experiment. I loaded the stove up with nut up to the hopper and then filled the hopper with pea. Shall see how it runs with a firebed of nut.

Tim
ElCamMan515
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker K-Lite
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Pea Anthracite

Re: Making Room for Surdiac Gotha 513

PostBy: joeq On: Tue. Apr. 18, 2017 6:21 am

Now there's a novel idea Tim. Can't wait to hear the results. "Theoretically" you should have a hotter fire. See if you can notice the difference. If nothing more, it should at least look better. Good luck. :)
joeq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: G111, Southard Robertson
Stove/Furnace Make: Thermopride
Stove/Furnace Model: oil fired

Re: Making Room for Surdiac Gotha 513

PostBy: ElCamMan515 On: Tue. Apr. 18, 2017 4:27 pm

Hello all,

Surdiac ran good all night. Didn't see any real difference in heat output with a firebox full of nut compared to pea. One thing I did like was it took less time to fill firebox during reliting. For short burns straight nut size maybe an option going forward.

Tim
ElCamMan515
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker K-Lite
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 513
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Pea Anthracite