Help with Franco Belge 10.475

Help with Franco Belge 10.475

PostBy: yankee clipper On: Sun Sep 21, 2008 4:42 pm

    I am new to coal burning stoves. I've aquired the Franco Belge 10-1475. I think I have all the parts except the shaker handle. I should be able to "rig" something until I can locate a handle. My primary question is regarding the hopper supports. Where do they go? I think I have the hopper parts positioned properly, but maybe not. I have the the supports positioned at the outside of each end of the lower hopper section, supporting the hopper in one of three positions provided by the support pieces. If this is correct, which is the most likely position to start with? Presently, I have it in the middle "slot".
    In several posts, which I have enjoyed, a copy of the manual for this unit has been provided to at least one person. This would probably answer my questions. Could I get one e-mailed? Thank you.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Franco Belge
Stove/Furnace Model: 10.1475

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Re: Help with Franco Belge 10.475

PostBy: tsb On: Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:07 pm

The shaker handle for these stoves was rat bag little casting with a hook that broke within a week. Just take about a 8" long piece of 1/2 inch pipe and smash it oval on one end till it fits over the grate stem. It will last forever. Make sure to check for cracked castings around the back of the stove.
They are famous for breaking and coming apart at the seams. Good luck otherwise.
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Re: Help with Franco Belge 10.475

PostBy: beemerboy On: Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:03 pm

I used to keep the hopper in the upper position because it would allow a deeper coal bed to last longer between shakedowns. What I would suggest for you would be try the different positions and see what works best for you.

For the shaker handle I took some round bar stock and bent it into a handle.

Like tsb said, check for cracks in the castings.
Stove/Furnace Make: SAEY
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