Pictures of your stove

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: marcam On: Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:44 pm

I'm new here and to all this, so here my stuff....

Just fired this up on 7 December.

The Stats -
Location: Michigan
built: 2005
Construction: 2x4 exterior with celluous insulation through out
Basement: unfinished
Square Footage: 1650
Bags per day: 1 bag/day 40 lbs each. 80 lbs day one. Yesterday i estimate I estimate 35 lbs, it was about 12 degrees outside all day.
Stove: LL Pioneer Back Vent
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer LE backvent

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: mkline On: Sat Dec 19, 2009 6:29 pm

My new Alaska Kodiak in the living room.
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My old Alaska Kodiak on the other side of the house on the back porch.
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I had the firebox reducer in the old Kodiak and took it out because the stove just wasn't burning consistant.I figured too much air was going through the reducer instead of the coal bed.
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The firebox is 27" deep.
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The grates appear warped but it's just the wide angle lens I was using.
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Grate linkage.
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With both stoves running at 350* it's 100* at the farthest point from each stove,which happens to be at the front door.I keep my door open and leave the storm door closed.The house is an old 2 story farmhouse with the old windows and not much insulation.The upstairs is in the 80's.My poor oil furnace is just sitting there being useless.In the past my wife would say we have to do something about it being too cold in here.The other night she said we have to do something about it being too hot in here :shock: :lol: .I just can't win.

Mike
mkline
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska Kodiak x 2...Old and New
Coal Size/Type: Nut and Stove/Anthracite

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: Coal Joe On: Wed Dec 23, 2009 4:47 am

OK here is my entry :D
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman
Coal Size/Type: rice
Other Heating: oil
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: DVC500


Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: gwjwbw On: Sun Jan 10, 2010 6:06 pm

here my pics of the stove, you see a 4" black pipe on the wall, it comming from the coal bin
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Stove/Furnace Make: EFM DF520

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: no74falcon On: Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:29 am

My new Hitzer 82FA. I built the stand out of 1" square tubing. I am very happy with this unit and the more I use it, the more I like it. I had a Leisure Line stoker I had used since '97 and with aprox. 200 acres of timber, mostly hardwood, I decided to try something new. I have a deal worked out with a friend, who skids logs to a landing for me. To put in 20 face cord of wood, it takes me around 40 hours and less than $75 in fuel to get my wood in for the winter. I have also discovered that I will not use that much wood in a season and now that I am figuring out how to burn coal with it, I will burn even less wood next year.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: 2) Leisure Line Pioneers
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: 1) Hitzer 82FA, 1) Newmac WG100
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer, Newmac, Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: 82FA, WG100, Pioneer

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: coalkirk On: Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:12 pm

That stove looks like it's built like a tank. I've never seen a Hitzer in person. On the wood, I don't know what a cord of wood goes for in yoour area but if it were me, I'd sell the wood and buy coal. :)
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: oros35 On: Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:05 pm

1912 Hub Heater
Almost done with the game room, still gonna put a railing on the back side between the pillar and wall.

Coble stone bricks are the floor, late 1800's they were made in Bridgeville PA. The wall is random used bricks. Trim is rough cut cherry.
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Baseburners & Antiques: 1912 Smith & Anthony Hub Heater #215
Stove/Furnace Make: Smith & Anthony Co.
Stove/Furnace Model: #215 Hub Heater

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: coal berner On: Mon Jan 11, 2010 3:02 pm

PC 12-47E wrote:Picked up a not so new Gibraltar fireplace insert today. Wow that was heavy. :shock: I think it is a CFI model with five grates. This stove needs sanding , paint a shaker tool and six fire bricks. Hope to get it burning this winter. This stove came from Maine Craigslist.

PC 12

IT is DDI insert 670 lbs wll hold 115 to 120 lbs of coal when filled up can burn Pea Nut or Stove size coal 7" I.D. Flue.
CFI only has one door 650 lbs 6" I.D. Flue Older early models had a SQ flue
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: coal berner On: Mon Jan 11, 2010 3:55 pm

mkline wrote:My new Alaska Kodiak in the living room.
Kodiak_New.jpg


My old Alaska Kodiak on the other side of the house on the back porch.
Kodiak_Old.jpg


I had the firebox reducer in the old Kodiak and took it out because the stove just wasn't burning consistant.I figured too much air was going through the reducer instead of the coal bed.
IMG_9884 copy.jpg


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The firebox is 27" deep.
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The grates appear warped but it's just the wide angle lens I was using.
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Grate linkage.
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With both stoves running at 350* it's 100* at the farthest point from each stove,which happens to be at the front door.I keep my door open and leave the storm door closed.The house is an old 2 story farmhouse with the old windows and not much insulation.The upstairs is in the 80's.My poor oil furnace is just sitting there being useless.In the past my wife would say we have to do something about it being too cold in here.The other night she said we have to do something about it being too hot in here :shock: :lol: .I just can't win.

Mike

I too had a old kodiak like the one you had except mine had a blower plate next to the grate bottom right with one center air knob below the grate that you would take that off and the blower would replace it it had a themostat control on it
set the temp would kick the blower on when the stove temp dropped to rav up the fire under the fire air mine was a 1979 model very heavy 750lb or so The I.D. tag was on the bottom right front corner it was one of my first hand fired coal stoves burned wood better then coal .V shaped firebox with 2 air knobs on the loading door like yours and one air knob centered under the grate with air slot vents in ash door. One of Alaska first hand fed wood & coal combo stoves they still have info on them if you want or do not have the manual Just email or call them .
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: Bratkinson On: Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:54 pm

Back in March, I posted pics of my then new Alaska Channing III. Since then, I've made a couple of upgrades.

Here's the "Before"

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The first upgrade was to replace the Dayton fan used for convection. The big problem was how to get a 6" round duct from my new 405 CFM fan (the blue thing in the picture) to connect to the rectangular connection used by the original fan. Once solved, (with a number of sheet-metal cuts to my hands), it was off to the races . I had to write the directions on the final piece of ductwork so that I, my heirs, or the next homeowner can figure out how to disconnect it!

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Then, it was time to construct a side panel jacket for each side, to be fed by 4" ducts. The first picture shows the 2nd fan with it's 6" duct output being split into a pair of 4"s, feeding a pair of modified mail-order duct boots (cut down to width) to feed the jackets

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I couldn't find a "gentle" turn right-angle rectangular duct that would fit underneath the stove to feed the two side panel jackets, so I custom-made them...2.25" h x 8" w in a sweeping curve, and pop-riveted them to the duct boots from the fan. Then I made "U" shaped stand-offs using a 2x4 as a bending form for the top, bottom and rear of each side. Then, figure out where the under-stove curved duct hits the bottom "U" channel and cutting it out. Then, I attached the 4" end-duct boots (megaphone shapes) to a full sheet of panning, bent it to fit over the front, and screwed it all to the stove. Here's a close-up of the left front of the stove.

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And, finally, the finished project...after about 3 weeks of evenings and about 2 dozen Band-aids!

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For an old-geezer that never did any sheet metal work in his life, I think I did OK on my second sheet metal bending project (the first was the outside funnel on the mini-bin, seen on the right of the second picture.

My basement is now only a couple of degrees warmer than the heated area of my cape-cod style house, thanks to the side panel jackets. As an experiment, I cranked up the stove to 3.5, at which point the burning coals --almost-- go off the end of the grate. Previously, the side walls of the stove would be in the 450* range...now, the jacket registers about 150 at the hottest point (top rear), and that heat is now ducted upstairs! It's reduced my coal usage by about 30% over what I was burning this past February! I'm now a happy, and TOASTY, camper!

Now, all I have to do is to re-work the take-offs from the cold air returns. Sucking a large volume of air through the square take-offs makes too much noise coming from my 2 living room cold-air returns...see below

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Two lessons learned the hard way during this project:
1. I built the side panel jackets while the stove was running. Avoid leaning over towards to stove to check 'alignment' of ducts, attachments, whatever. I managed to get burned on my bald head trying to 'sight in' something.
2. Have a very generous supply of drill bits to drill into the hardened steel of the stove itself for mounting the jackets. To mount the "U" shape standoffs and the side panels, I drilled 17 holes into the stove on each side. I managed to break twenty three 1/8" drill bits in the process!!! The record was 3 seconds before one snapped! I tried every brand carried by Home Depot, Lowes, and Ace Hardware! The best ones are the Rigid brand! Yea...I kept buying 5-6 at a time, so I made a good number of trips!
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Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing III

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: mkline On: Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:38 pm

coal berner wrote:I too had a old kodiak like the one you had except mine had a blower plate next to the grate bottom right with one center air knob below the grate that you would take that off and the blower would replace it it had a themostat control on it
set the temp would kick the blower on when the stove temp dropped to rav up the fire under the fire air mine was a 1979 model very heavy 750lb or so The I.D. tag was on the bottom right front corner it was one of my first hand fired coal stoves burned wood better then coal .V shaped firebox with 2 air knobs on the loading door like yours and one air knob centered under the grate with air slot vents in ash door. One of Alaska first hand fed wood & coal combo stoves they still have info on them if you want or do not have the manual Just email or call them .


coal berner,
The man I bought this from said he only burned wood in his.There is a steel plate that covers the grates and firebrick goes on top of that to protect the grates.The way the grates looked I'm not sure if there was any coal burned in it.It's the furnace model.He had the manual,a brochure and the warranty card.This beast blows away the new Kodiak that I bought,although it's not really made for the living room like I have the new one in.It will easily go over 24 hrs without even looking at it.Then with a shakedown there's plenty of coal left to go another day.I love it! Here's a few pics :D .

Mike

Before shakedown after 15 hrs burntime.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska Kodiak x 2...Old and New
Coal Size/Type: Nut and Stove/Anthracite

Re: Old and new

PostBy: smokeyCityTeacher On: Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:25 pm

I wamt one - how much ?

LsFarm wrote:I finished the install of my new wood/coal boiler. It replaces the old too-small Menomonee Boiler that has been heating my house since before Thanksgiving.
The old boiler couldn't get the water temp over about 140* and that was only with a roaring wood fire.
Now I can get 160-180* with the same size pile of wood as before. The old boiler had very little surface area to conduct heat to the water.
I designed the new boiler to have a lot of heat-exchanger surface area. It is made entirely of 409 stainless steel.

It has shaker grates, ash pan and below-the-grates combustion air so I can burn coal too.

I'm still learning the right settings for the combustion blower, aquastat and how to create a long lasting fire with wood and or coal. But I'm very happy with the results of my design so far.

The photo shows the old little boiler in the back of the outbuilding still hooked up. The new boiler is on rollers waiting to be rolled into position and hooked up. I made the new boiler to just fit through the doorway in the outbuilding. It had only 1/2" clearance for each side and top.

LsFarm/ Greg L
smokeyCityTeacher
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Englander, Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 30-NC, 30-95

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: Bigbird48 On: Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:45 am

OK my bran new Harman TLC 2000 Hand Fired, just put in a week ago, 7.5 days and 6 bags of coal, 6 below zero this Morning. house was 61 when I got up now up to 68 and rising 40 min later I love this stove.
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Stove/Furnace Model: Harman Mark ll

Re: is that a hand fired furnace

PostBy: bingo42 On: Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:10 am

blue83camaro wrote:Here is a picture of my furnace. I have been able to maintain a constant temp in house no matter what the temp outside, up to 50 degrees. They are calling for 55 degrees in a few days I'll have to see if I can throttle it back enough for that.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Firepower
Stove/Furnace Model: hand fired furnace

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: nortcan On: Sun Feb 21, 2010 2:28 pm

As a new member, l would like to share my coal burning bad :mad: and good :) experiences.
After more than 20Y. of wood burning, l decided to burn anthracite and sold my Everburn wood stove.After years of researches(this forum is a gold mine),l bought a new Vigilant ll coal stove. l removed the restriction plate and realised that the stove had a lot of weak points in the conception. The stove didn't heat very much and was worst after a couple of days of burning. l tried all l could but it never worked correctly.So l decided to do some modif. to the stove. Nothing to do! This year l decided to get back to wood burning but tried for the last time a few modif. :idea: More than 12 modif. some minor some major.With the same house, same chimney, same anthracite(chestnut), the stove became perfect. Much more heat with a lot less anthracite, no more ash build up and no shut down (excepted for a video). l even asked my daughter to perform the 24h. process in the video to show how it was easy to burn anthracite now. The stove must be safe to use and now it is even safer and bullet proof. Now all my family love burning anthracite.(l apologize for my English).
Salutations.

2 Videos: A Different Vigilant II coal stove
Part 1 of 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LuJhV96RK0
Part 2 of 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPwjPsNnc9k
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Stove/Furnace Make: Stuart,Peterson/ Grander
Stove/Furnace Model: Sunnyside/ Golden Bride