Owner of a Used Chubby Coal Stove

Re: Owner of a Used Chubby Coal Stove

PostBy: keegs On: Sun Dec 25, 2016 5:19 pm

ONEDOLLAR wrote:
You can call Larry as much as you need and I urge you to do so. Don't worry about it. Customer service is priority one. :D MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!


Thanks ONEDOLLAR.. since I got you on the hook here, have a few questions about the single wall stove pipe to the stove.

Which direction should I have the reduced end going .... down?

In the operation manual (available online) there's an illustration showing the piping for a free standing, rear vented stove. Coming off the back of the stove, just past the turn damper, it shows a short horizontal section of pipe before the elbow that takes the pipe vertically toward the chimney thimble. Do i need that short horizontal section of pipe or can I come off the back of the stove right into a 90 degree elbow? In my case the stove will be vented to a 6" flue thimble 3'-4' above the stove.

Thanks for any insights.

CK
keegs
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby
Coal Size/Type: nut
Other Heating: wood stove and kerosene heater
Stove/Furnace Make: Chubby
Stove/Furnace Model: Coal Stove

Re: Owner of a Used Chubby Coal Stove

PostBy: CoalCaptain On: Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:27 pm

Chris,

By the looks of your grate it has surpassed it's service life and if it has cracks the best thing to do is get a new one.
A new grate will most likely make the shaking function much smoother also.

Best of luck,

CC
CoalCaptain
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Sr. & Chubby Jr.
Baseburners & Antiques: Century Andes # 26
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite, Nut & Stove
Other Heating: FHA Oil

Re: Owner of a Used Chubby Coal Stove

PostBy: keegs On: Mon Dec 26, 2016 5:29 pm

CoalCaptain wrote:Chris,

By the looks of your grate it has surpassed it's service life and if it has cracks the best thing to do is get a new one.
A new grate will most likely make the shaking function much smoother also.

Best of luck,

CC


Yes thanks... there's lots of scaling on the ring too, reducing its diameter. This is allowing ash to make its way between the grate and the ring which could be causing it to bind ... or maybe the ash could be acting as a lubricant.. not sure. Took the whole thing apart today and shined up the castings with a wire cup brush. It shines up nice. I'll probably polish the steel body next and replace the door gaskets. It's a pretty simple design and definitely old school manufacturing... hand welds... and it looks like some hand shaping of the top edge of the outer steel drum with a hammer to get the top casting to fit. Can't wait to fire this baby up.... see what she's made of ... :)
keegs
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby
Coal Size/Type: nut
Other Heating: wood stove and kerosene heater
Stove/Furnace Make: Chubby
Stove/Furnace Model: Coal Stove

Re: Owner of a Used Chubby Coal Stove

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:21 pm

keegs

The reduced end should face the chimney and you come right off the back of the stove 90 degrees if it fits your needs. Be sure to install a 6" turn damper. :D
ONEDOLLAR
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: 2014 Chubby Prototype
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Anthracite

Re: Owner of a Used Chubby Coal Stove

PostBy: keegs On: Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:40 am

ONEDOLLAR wrote:keegs

The reduced end should face the chimney and you come right off the back of the stove 90 degrees if it fits your needs. Be sure to install a 6" turn damper. :D


Thanks ONEDOLLAR
keegs
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby
Coal Size/Type: nut
Other Heating: wood stove and kerosene heater
Stove/Furnace Make: Chubby
Stove/Furnace Model: Coal Stove