Stokermatic or Combustioneer Coal stove links?

Re: Stokermatic or Combustioneer Coal stove links?

PostBy: europachris On: Sat Sep 11, 2010 1:05 pm

Berlin wrote:yes, it is. with the same results. oil leaks, trashed seals, coal fines in the gear case and oil in the auger tube.


So how do us smart guys fix the design so I don't have to a) pull the gearbox off every year and clean out the auger tube or b) wreck the seal if I don't????
europachris
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 350/Iron Fireman
Stove/Furnace Model: Custom bituminous burner

Re: Stokermatic or Combustioneer Coal stove links?

PostBy: Berlin On: Sat Sep 11, 2010 2:54 pm

well, on my combustioneer with much closer tolerances between the female end of the auger and the auger tube, I welded beads at a steep pitch (much steeper than the pitch on the auger flights, and then ground them down to make a fairly tight fit. This will hopefully prevent fines from migrating back to the output shaft seal, at the least it will substantially reduce the amount of fines that make their way back there. I would suggest perhaps welding some steep pitched flights on that end of the auger so that they encourage fines to move forward not back, and perhaps (if you're good/patient) make them relatively tight to the auger tube; perhaps attach pieces of tire rubber so that you don't have to be so precise.
Berlin
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Will-Burt Combustioneer 77B
Coal Size/Type: Ohio BITUMINOUS pea stoker coal

Re: Stokermatic or Combustioneer Coal stove links?

PostBy: europachris On: Wed Sep 15, 2010 2:00 am

Great idea, Berlin. I like the rubber thought - something to sweep the fines forward away from the gearbox at a rate faster than the auger flighting pitch. Maybe fabricate something using some split shaft collars and just clamp it in place just ahead of the square drive end of the auger and use a fairly stiff, fabric reinforced rubber sheet for the sweeping "flaps"....
europachris
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 350/Iron Fireman
Stove/Furnace Model: Custom bituminous burner


Re: Stokermatic or Combustioneer Coal stove links?

PostBy: MTCOAL On: Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:36 am

I take care of two Kiwani hot water boilers that use Will-Burt transmissions for coal delivery. I experienced the same problems you gentlemen are describing when fines take the seal out of transmission. Using 1/8 inch sheeting I cut a 4 inch washer out of the sheeting with a square hole in center that slides snugly over the drive shaft assembly on the transmission. Any fines that are pushed to the rear of the auger are stopped by the oversized washer which protects the seal behind it. Eventually you will have to build a new washer as the fines and moisture will ruin it but it will protect your seal and loss of oil into auger tube. I am considering building the next one out of 1/4 plating which should last longer. I have had no problem by placing this washer on the drive shaft and it has not affected any performance of auger or transmission.
MTCOAL
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Prill
Stove/Furnace Model: TA 100

Re: Stokermatic or Combustioneer Coal stove links?

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:29 pm

Since the Stokermatic and Combustioneer stoves are Bituminous coal burners.. I'm moving this to the Bit coal forum..

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

Re: Stokermatic or Combustioneer Coal stove links?

PostBy: Earnest1974 On: Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:17 am

Hi I have been looking fo one of the units for years now, does anyone on here know of one for sale? I grew up with these units and now that I have moved to northeast PA (honesdale) i would love to have one for heat
Earnest1974
 
Stove/Furnace Make: well mclain
Stove/Furnace Model: unknown

Re: Stokermatic or Combustioneer Coal stove links?

PostBy: LsFarm On: Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:11 pm

Ernest, these stokermatics are meant for bitumiunous coal, it would be cheaper to find an anthracite burning coal appliance since you now are in the heart of Anthracite coal country,

Bit coal's price advantage will be negated by the cost of transportation to the NE pa area.

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

Re: Stokermatic or Combustioneer Coal stove links?

PostBy: dcrane On: Fri May 10, 2013 10:32 am

After researching some other stuff I discovered the owner of Pease Coal in Wyoming (Micheal) http://peasefeedandcoal.com/Winterstar-Millennium.html has Stokermatic parts available because he was a large dealer (willburt transmisions, etc.) so im posting it here for future ref. to others.
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404