Magnum stoker grates

Magnum stoker grates

PostBy: Screwy On: Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:09 pm

It seems to me that if I don't replace the grates on my magnum stoker at least every 2 years I have problems. Has anyone else with this stove experienced this?
Also does anyone know where I can get new gaskets for the door glass?
Screwy
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman magnum stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice


Re: Magnum stoker grates

PostBy: titleist1 On: Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:25 pm

I have not had issues with replacing grates every two years. What is the problem that occurs if you dont replace them?

Around here the local pellet stove shop, wood stove shop, local hardware store and TSC carry stove gasket in all sizes, flat and round.
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: Magnum stoker grates

PostBy: Screwy On: Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:41 pm

Develops clinckers on back side of grates and coal winds up pushing grates into ash box. This has happened twice now so I just replace the grates. They are cheap enough from stoves unlimited
Screwy
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman magnum stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: Magnum stoker grates

PostBy: titleist1 On: Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:46 pm

Sounds like you might be burning too far back on the grates if you get clinkers developing there. You may want to increase your feed rate and/or air just a touch. How far open is the baffle plate on your combustion fan intake? What coal are you using, maybe is has clinker characteristics?

The only place i get any 'clinkers' or 'boogers' is in the air holes themselves and they clean out easily with a drill bit. I only do that at the end of each season.
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: Magnum stoker grates

PostBy: Screwy On: Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:04 pm

Yea I figured that as well I also had a feed problem that I fixed as well . The other thing was the area I'm in weather is spotty sometimes so thermostat doesn't call for heat enough . Had stove for 8 years and am finally figuring it out.... lol
Screwy
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman magnum stoker
Coal Size/Type: Rice