Help Im going to build a coalstove/boiler

Re: Help Im going to build a coalstove/boiler

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:10 pm

No problem, here you go. It's function is to break the draft if it increases beyond the desired point by allowing room air to be pulled up the chimney instead of through your firebox. This keeps from over firing the unit and saves your fuel to heat your home instead of the outdoors. Most of us use the RC but Field Controls actually recommends the M for coal. It doesn't matter too much which one you get but you must have one.

http://www.fieldcontrols.com/draftcontrol.php
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: Help Im going to build a coalstove/boiler

PostBy: mainaa On: Tue Jul 22, 2008 6:18 pm

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :x triangle wouldnt sell me there grates HELP :shock:
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Stove/Furnace Make: coal
Stove/Furnace Model: coal

Re: Help Im going to build a coalstove/boiler

PostBy: LsFarm On: Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:13 pm

Try contacting EFM, they just started building a hand feed unit again, a WCB .. Check the manufacturer's forum below for the EFM forum.

Maybe they will sell a shaker grate assembly??

Greg L
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

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Re: Help Im going to build a coalstove/boiler

PostBy: mainaa On: Sat Aug 09, 2008 9:18 am

Ok I have come up with my own shaker grate set up. im picking up a 100 gallon propane tank and turn it into the hot water holding tank, i have the domestick hot water coil now and all the metal. Im going to try and start this thing with alot of picks.I need to start with the tank first.then the stove .thanks for all the help
mainaa
 
Stove/Furnace Make: coal
Stove/Furnace Model: coal

Re: Help Im going to build a coalstove/boiler

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sat Aug 09, 2008 10:30 am

Are the grates made of cast? It has about a 500* advantage over steel. ;)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: Help Im going to build a coalstove/boiler

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Aug 10, 2008 9:33 am

Why the hot water holding tank/? That is for wood burning where they can't control the rate of burn of the wood, so they store the hot water. A coal boiler is very controlable and long burning.

Greg L.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

Re: Help Im going to build a coalstove/boiler

PostBy: waynemartel On: Sun Aug 10, 2008 5:53 pm

mainaa wrote:AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :x triangle wouldnt sell me there grates HELP :shock:


yukon-eagle.com I bought my grates here for the boiler I am building
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Re: Help Im going to build a coalstove/boiler

PostBy: EasySteaminBT On: Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:42 pm

Hi MaineAA,

What type of small boiler do you plan on building? HRT, Scotch, Sectional, Locomotive?

Here are two drawings I have, they are quick ones, but you should get the idea.

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As far as the grates go, if you are to make your own, you can either have them run front to back, or side to side, both utilizing a roller system. In my drawing the grates run side to side and use a round rod that each grate is connected to that shakes all of them via one handle, I will draw it another day to get into more detail. Or you can split them up and have two handles, one for operating the front half, and one for operating the back half. Hope this helps.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Move the hell over gas boiler
Stove/Furnace Model: Axeman Anderson 260M

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