Coal gun ash grate

Coal gun ash grate

PostBy: rfry On: Sun Dec 06, 2015 1:38 pm

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Not what I wanted to find after working a twelve hour shift at 5:30 am The ash grate slipped off the bearings that hold it up lucky the only thing that got ruined was the ash clean out door and a few cracks in the concrete I thought I would post this for other coal gun owners to look out for
rfry
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Coalgun s130

Re: Coal gun ash grate

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Dec 06, 2015 1:46 pm

Not good! How old is your Coal Gun?

What is the root cause? Rollers/track worn out? Was there any warning sign?

Moving this to AHS forum.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Coal gun ash grate

PostBy: rfry On: Sun Dec 06, 2015 2:02 pm

I was told that it is a 1978 model one of the bearings locked up which I think caused it to pull to one side I was surprised that it could slip out so easy I know the bearing locked up but you would have thought they would have had the bearings close enough that it couldn't have slipped out even with one locked up I put spacers behind them so it can't happen again I'm just glad it's in a shed would have been a mess if it was in the house
rfry
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Coalgun s130

Re: Coal gun ash grate

PostBy: rfry On: Sun Dec 06, 2015 10:20 pm

I half to apologize I was going through the manual I got with the coal gun found the original purchase date was May of 1984
rfry
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Coalgun s130