Legend Bituminous outdoor stokers

Legend Bituminous outdoor stokers

PostBy: steinkebunch On: Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:25 am

Anyone have any experience with these?


http://www.legendmfg.ca/order4.htm
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They look interesting. Also have an optional ash auger system.

A guy about 30 miles from me (in Wyoming) is heating his pawn shop with about 4 tons per month. The building is about 8,000+ sq. feet, and I don't think it has any insulation. At $40/ton for our coal, that's pretty cheap.

Steinke in WY
steinkebunch
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Homemade Bituminous Hand-Fed
Stove/Furnace Model: Prill underfed stoker Model M8

Re: Legend Bituminous outdoor stokers

PostBy: LsFarm On: Wed Mar 19, 2008 2:46 pm

It reminds me very much of my Iron Fireman stoker... I looked on the website for an exploded-view or parts diagram, but couldn't find one.
It is mentioned that it is 'a chain drive'. I'm not sure if that is for the motor/transmission or if it is for the coal delivery.. I'm assuming it still uses an auger to push the coal to the burn pot.

If I had your Bituminous coal with the low swelling index, and low price and close proximity,, I'd be burning it for sure.. I have the stoker, and the boiler... but Bitum is roughly $120/ton delivered, and good anthracite is $200 delivered.. so putting up with the hassle of bituminous from my area, [soot,swelling and clinkers, high ash, etc] just isn't worth it..

But I believe your Wyoming Bituminous would burn just about as easily and reliably in an underfeed stoker as anthracite does in mine.

as the saying goes.... location, location, location.... :? :D

Greg L
LsFarm
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

Re: Legend Bituminous outdoor stokers

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:27 pm

LsFarm wrote:It reminds me very much of my Iron Fireman stoker...


I thought that looked awful familiar.
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea