Success!

Success!

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sat Nov 29, 2008 7:46 pm

I just got back from Upstate Rural New York, and a great Thanksgiving with lots of family I don't see very often. I walked in here after 3 hours on the road, and built a wood fire in my stove, with fallen sticks, and started putting in anthracite coal. I couldn't wait to totally complete my setup, baro never arrived from an Ebay win, so I have temporarily run the stack without one.

I have an anthracite fire going in my stove!!!!!! I was worried about getting it started, it started fine, although I might have let the fire burn down a little longer; the coal caught but there were still some 3" sticks burning in there. They kind of went to charcoal and are slowly being consumed as I write. Stack thermometer is slowly reading in the burn zone, it's around 300* now. I'm keeping an eye on it and learning!

I was afraid I would roast myself out of the building, but I think I can run and regulate the fire enough to get it where I want it! Just before December!

Absolute thanks to all the guys who have been so helpful!
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Re: Success!

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Nov 29, 2008 10:58 pm

Woooohooooo! It'll take a while to get the hang of how it all works but it'll be worth it. Then it'll seem so easy.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Success!

PostBy: lincolnmania On: Sat Nov 29, 2008 11:10 pm

nice! heat! :D
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Re: Success!

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Sat Nov 29, 2008 11:27 pm

Hey!!! Nice looking stove. Does that have a combustion blower? What are those vents on the side? Post some more pictures if you have them. :) Scott
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x3, 700 Van Wert 800
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Re: Success!

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sat Nov 29, 2008 11:42 pm

There's an opening on the back for a fan. I'm sure there's a squirrel cage fasco fan that will directly fit the opening. It's really a 17" barrel in a 24" x 24" box. I don't know what cfm I should get. I want a quiet fan. Expanded steel mesh is open to the inside. There's a long narrow opening at the back bottom too 10" x 2".
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Re: Success!

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Nov 30, 2008 6:32 am

Here's a fan that might be what you're looking for?

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/items/1TDP2
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Success!

PostBy: JB Sparks On: Sun Nov 30, 2008 7:31 am

Hi Freddy,
Your apsolutely right! I'm just now rounding the corner from learning how to run the coal boiler to, boy!this is pretty easy! :D

I bought the 1TDN5 blower from Grainger for my SF160. Works pretty well, although i only use it manually now to just liven up the fire for reload as i have learned how to run the stove as Mr. Harman intended, and it doesn't need the blower in normal operation.

What a great help all you guys have been on this forum, so much great information here :)

JB
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Stove/Furnace Make: Harman - Chubby
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Re: Success!

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:52 am

Freddy that's the style. My opening in the back of the stove is 3" square and there are tapped 10-32 mounting flange holes in a 4" x 1-1/2" distance. I'm wondering what kind of CFM is good. My friends' Gold Marc insert has a similar fan (which I kindly restored for them) that has a nice variable speed switch on it.
Last year I had a round bathroom fan mounted on an empty paint can reduced to 3" flexible duct to push air through the unit, it sat on the floor, very Rube Goldberg.
Dann757
 

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