Self Igniter

Self Igniter

PostBy: Jerry & Karen On: Thu May 01, 2008 9:55 pm

Hi Gang,
Well we have talked about it long enough. The self igniter is ready to market. Leisure Line will be asking their dealers that burn stoves to have one on their floor. Thanks for all the input on the original thread. The guys from Automation Correct have done a bang-up job finalizeing every detail. Although I feel that the igniter is not for everyone, it is definitely a step in the right direction to bring coal equal with other heat sources. I am proud to be the first company to market this product. We will have our share of ups and downs with a new product, but three years of testing has proven this to be a workable unit.
Thanks,
Jerry LLS
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Re: Self Igniter

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu May 01, 2008 10:36 pm

Congratulations, now you need to figure out to make them self load and self ash removal. :P
Richard S.
 
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Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Self Igniter

PostBy: coalshop On: Thu May 01, 2008 10:58 pm

Cong. Jerry, although i can have a fire going in 5min. one might be nice this kind of weather. any :idea: on price. how about the coal-trol lighting the igniter at a set temperature. :idea: :idea: i like Richards :idea: also.
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Re: Self Igniter

PostBy: Freddy On: Fri May 02, 2008 6:44 am

Richard S. wrote:Congratulations, now you need to figure out to make them self load and self ash removal. :P



The reason I thought of burning coal was that when I was a kid my Dad had a friend that burned coal to heat his large home. He had a large coal bin that got filled once a year. I can remember looking into the bin, it had a window. The floors slopped toward the auger so no shoveling. I can remember seeing the auger come from the bin headed toward the boiler. I can't remember what the boiler looked like.... In my minds eye I see it as just a flat wall. Strange.... nonetheless, he had two 30 gallon galvanized steel trash cans with covers that held ash. The ash came by auger pipe out of the boiler wall and dropped the ash into the cans. I'm thinking he'd pivot the ash fill pipe from one can to the other when one was full. To the best of my knowledge about all he ever did was empty one of those cans every week or two.
Freddy
 
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
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Re: Self Igniter

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri May 02, 2008 6:53 am

They still have the augers but to get it to self feed all the coal you would have to greatly reduce the capacity of the bin.Basically you would need to build a slope 40- 45 degrees from the auger to the outer walls. The auger only sticks out of the pipe about a foot so you would have to do it for all four sides Most people use 55 gallon drum instead, that's how ours is set up. The ash removal system has been discussed, it would be expensive and probably wouldn't be worth it unless you had a very large home or building that was using a lot of coal, once you got past the 15 ton range it would probably be worth the investment. It's not that it can't be done but the problems that arise trying to do it. For example if you have a 7 foot basement your coal bin is going to be quite small, you need a lot of height if you want to do that.

If you really wanted to do either of those things you really need the right house to do it in first, secondly you'd have to plan for it. You'd have to install the furnace where that type of system would work best. There was another thread something along the lines of "Ultimate System".... I didn't include the auger idea in mine but the self feeding coal system was.
Richard S.
 
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Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

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