Found this cleaning

Found this cleaning

PostBy: ShawnTRD On: Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:14 am

I was vacuuming the section behind the blower motors for my Keystoker KA6. It hard and sounds like metal.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA6 (New in April 2014)
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice
Other Heating: Weil Mclain WGO-2 (Net 75k BTU)

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Re: Found this cleaning

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:28 am

Looks like a bone of some sort????????????
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: Found this cleaning

PostBy: ShawnTRD On: Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:29 am

I'm thinking between the grates. Not sure if that means I need to take them all out and redo everything or what.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA6 (New in April 2014)
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice
Other Heating: Weil Mclain WGO-2 (Net 75k BTU)

Re: Found this cleaning

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:35 am

Is everything still moving smoothly?
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: Found this cleaning

PostBy: ShawnTRD On: Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:40 am

Seems to be. I just cleaned the boiler so I'm just firing it back up. If need be I'll do more to it this weekend or next week.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA6 (New in April 2014)
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice
Other Heating: Weil Mclain WGO-2 (Net 75k BTU)

Re: Found this cleaning

PostBy: franco b On: Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:49 am

Try a magnet on it to see if it has iron in it.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

Re: Found this cleaning

PostBy: ShawnTRD On: Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:58 am

Nope not magnetic at all
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA6 (New in April 2014)
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice
Other Heating: Weil Mclain WGO-2 (Net 75k BTU)

Re: Found this cleaning

PostBy: franco b On: Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:07 am

ShawnTRD wrote:Nope not magnetic at all


Then I don't think it is a concern.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

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Re: Found this cleaning

PostBy: warminmn On: Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:39 am

cement? Im glad its not metal.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Junior, Efel Nestor Martin, Frankenstove
Coal Size/Type: nut and stove anthracite
Other Heating: wood

Re: Found this cleaning

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:46 pm

S, if you're thinkin ya COULD do more---ya SHOULD do more! :)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: Found this cleaning

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:04 pm

Break it in half. Does look bone like.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: Found this cleaning

PostBy: fifthg On: Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:22 pm

Without a closer look,I would say it is a white ash clinker.Odd shape,may have been a flat slab,or an amalgamation of fines that fused together.Clinkers can become glass- like,and that might explain that it sounds metallic,but is non-Magnetic.I don't think your stove is coming apart.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Harman DVC 500
Hand Fed Coal Stove: warm morning # 500
Baseburners & Antiques: Peninsular Western Hot Blast No.44K and Reading Foundry & Supply Co.
Coal Size/Type: stove,nut,pea,buck,and rice -Gale Mining Co Anthracite

Re: Found this cleaning

PostBy: StokerDon On: Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:38 pm

It's probably the long, lost stoker bone. I found some inside my Gentleman Janitor.

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Stoker Coal Boiler: BairMatic BMC-500 with Van Wert VA400 Stoker, Gentleman Janitor GJ-671/EFM S-15 stoker, Van Wert VA-600
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Harman SF3500
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
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Re: Found this cleaning

PostBy: joeq On: Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:59 pm

Tyrannosaurus Rex?
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: G111, Southard Robertson
Stove/Furnace Make: Thermopride
Stove/Furnace Model: oil fired

Re: Found this cleaning

PostBy: Pauliewog On: Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:07 pm

joeq wrote:Tyrannosaurus Rex?


I'm thinking it's shaped more like the tip of a Raptor Claw. :what:

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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska 140 Dual Paddle Feed
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Pittston Stove
Baseburners & Antiques: Fame Rosemont #20, Dickson Oak, Golden Oak, Happy Thought Oak, 1913 Herald Oak#16, (2)Comfort Stove
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Chesnut, Pea, Rice / Anthracite

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