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PostBy: cozmo469 On: Wed Nov 15, 2006 9:52 pm

running on idle mode
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PostBy: barley master On: Thu Nov 16, 2006 9:45 am

this is one of my stoves. it capable of burning two tons an hr at high fire.
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PostBy: davemich On: Thu Nov 16, 2006 12:40 pm

What in blue blazes are you heating???
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PostBy: WNY On: Thu Nov 16, 2006 3:01 pm

Cozmo - yours is the same as ours,

It looks a bit close on the left side of the wall. Shouldn't you have a fire board protector? Ours gets really hot (500 Degrees on the sides) when all fired up!! I think there is a min. distance diagram on the back of the stove...
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

PostBy: cozmo469 On: Thu Nov 16, 2006 4:39 pm

WNY wrote:Cozmo - yours is the same as ours,

It looks a bit close on the left side of the wall. Shouldn't you have a fire board protector? Ours gets really hot (500 Degrees on the sides) when all fired up!! I think there is a min. distance diagram on the back of the stove...


The minimum distance is 12 inches. I have 13. I had it cranked and the wall did get warm, but did not seem to be excessive. If it does become an issue, I will probably angle it in the corner. I wanted to have a straight shot through the wall, which is why it was places where it is.

Tom
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PostBy: barley master On: Thu Nov 16, 2006 7:06 pm

its one of my five units where i work. it has rating of 250 hp of a water tube boiler that sits on top of it.
operating conditions:
stoker
fuel buckwheat #3 (barley)
forced draft fan 1.5"- 4" iwc (pos)
induced draft fan -.05" (neg)
uptake 2-5" iwc (stack)
exit temp. 400-650*f
bed depth 3.5-4.5"
bed width 8'
bed length 12'
boiler conditions
pressure 100 psi (160 mwp)
steam flow 0 to16550 pounds per hr. (33 gpm water flow)
steam temp 338*F
date installed 1948
i have two more identical units to this one and two that are bigger and rated for 450 hp ea.
used for university steam services
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PostBy: bobkat On: Sat Nov 25, 2006 11:14 am

Here is a picture of my Hitzer 50-93 "hard at work" currently using straight through with no damper. Considering either a manual or baro in the near future to keep heat where it belongs.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93

PostBy: Flathead Youngin' On: Wed Nov 29, 2006 11:02 pm

here's my Buckeye 137.......he'll get the royal treatment with a fresh coat of paint and i just installed all new metalbestos through the ceiling.....
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PostBy: EasyRay On: Thu Nov 30, 2006 11:22 am

Well I got rid of my old Temp Coal II stove after 30+ years and bought this Harmon TLC 2000 and I've had it running since 10/26/06. My wife wanted something a little more appealing to the eyes.
I wish it would get a little cooler though.

My other stove was a top loader and I like that feature so hence, another top loader.

Regards, Ray
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman TLC 2000
Coal Size/Type: Pea,Nut or Stove

PostBy: Matthaus On: Tue Dec 05, 2006 11:44 am

Just hooked up the Harmon in the garage, keeps everything a toasty 65 degrees without much effort on the stove's part. Using a 5" Field Controls power venter under the eave (14' off the ground). Still don't even have the ceiling up and there are open spaces to the roof area through the insulation! :P

This stove is definitely going in the house and the Alaska is going up for sale!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel, natural gas
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite

PostBy: boilermaker On: Tue Dec 05, 2006 9:30 pm

barley master wrote:this is one of my stoves. it capable of burning two tons an hr at high fire.
:)

Hi!
That is SO cool! I work on large boilers for a living and would love to see something like this in action. Where is it and what does it provide heat/steam for?? :)

Doug
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Sime, hand fired hot water boiler
Stove/Furnace Make: Sime
Stove/Furnace Model: 6 section hand fired boiler

PostBy: boilermaker On: Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:48 pm

Here's my set-up. A hand fired Tarm boiler. Coal bin on the left with the orange handled "stoker" laying in the bin. The white tank is my water heater. Actually and old oil fired unit that I use for a storage heater. You can see the sidearm heater I built between the boiler and the tank. Water circualtes (by convection) to this unit and when the tank needs hot water heated it turns on the brown circulator you see above the tank. This pulls water out of the top of the tank, circulates it through the sidearm and back into the bottom of the tank. It's 40 gallons. Even with convection supplying the heated water to the sidearm, we never run out of hot water and we had 4 kids - 3 of them girls!
Anyway, it's old-timey but it's a great system. It doesn't look like much but that pile of coal you see (about 3 tons) is all it takes to heat my home of 4 bedrooms, living, bath, dining, large kitchen, and even the cellar in northern NY state near Quebec Canada. During the summer I make a quick conversion to oil and burn about 100 gallons to heat my hot water for domectic use from April to November or so. When I change it over I do the yearly, thorough cleaning from top to bottom of the unit.
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Sime, hand fired hot water boiler
Stove/Furnace Make: Sime
Stove/Furnace Model: 6 section hand fired boiler

PostBy: JerseyCoal On: Thu Dec 14, 2006 6:55 pm

Here's a photo of my 1985 Franco Belge, refurbed last year.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Franco Belge model 10.1475

PostBy: europachris On: Thu Dec 14, 2006 9:39 pm

Very nice stove! Thanks for the pic.

It's a shame that the Franco Belge, Surdiac, Weso, Haas & Sohn, Koppe, and other fine European stoves aren't available anymore. Heck, Jotul used to be THE name in stoves, but now you hardly hear of them.

On that same note, there are only a handful of US stove manufacturers left in the game, compared to the dozens if not hundreds during the "stove boom" of the 70's.

Chris
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Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 350/Iron Fireman
Stove/Furnace Model: Custom bituminous burner

PostBy: JerseyCoal On: Fri Dec 15, 2006 12:23 am

Chris:

I understand that the European stovemakers are still doing well, in Europe. When I started looking for a Franco Belge two years ago, a former dealer told me that they no longer ship to North America because of American environmental regulations. I vaguely remember something about requiring secondary air supply and secondary combustion above the coal bed. I may be wrong but, as far as I can determine, on my stove a bi-metal adjustable thermostat controls the air supply which is directed UNDER the coal bed. Perhaps that is why it cannot meet federal regulations.

If anyone else is burning in a Franco Belge, let me know how it's going.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Franco Belge model 10.1475