Koal King stove question.

Koal King stove question.

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Dec 07, 2008 8:26 am

A friend just bought an old rusty Koal King hand fed stove. He is amazed at how it puts out the heat & holds a fire over 12 hours. I wish I had a photo but I have a question. It is maybe 18" round and stands 30ish inches tall. It has cast iron bottom, top, & doors. The body, the part that connects the bottom to the top is sheet metal. No firebricks. How does that one layer of tin stand the heat? Or, is it missing firebricks? It appears to have never had any.
Freddy
 
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: Koal King stove question.

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Dec 07, 2008 1:55 pm

Is it a double wall? I can't imagine even fairly thick sheet-steel holding up to a fire for more than a season or two. With either a coal or a wood fire..

Greg L

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

Re: Koal King stove question.

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Dec 07, 2008 8:44 pm

I got a pic of it today. Now that it's in use we can't tell, but it seems like a single wall. In the front it does have a cast iron inner protector, but the sides & back are just steel facing the coal. I'll ask him to check it next time it's out & cold...but that may be some time! It went over 24 hours on one load & kept the old farm house at about 55*. Now, today he bought another! Mind you, this is the same guy that bought the Vigilant from me. This old place has a chimney in almost every room. Here's a pic of both. The *new* one is a Franco Belge. What a nice unit! It burns pea coal & has a gravity hopper, all cast iron inners and thermostat control. Right now with both running the place is up to 70*. He's this areas coal king!
Ohhh, I had the name wrong on the Koal King. It's a "King-o-Heat".
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Freddy
 
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

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Re: Koal King stove question.

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Dec 07, 2008 8:50 pm

I'm sure that is a double wall around the firepot,, you can see the cast iron fire 'pot' or chamber is smaller diameter than the outside.. Also, there is no heat discoloration on the sheet steel that we can see in the photo, if there was a fire on the other side, it would't be 'blue steel', it'd be all rusty like the rest of the stove..

Greg L

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

Re: Koal King stove question.

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Dec 07, 2008 8:54 pm

Ahhh, good, I feel better. I did take a quick look while it was on the side of the road. A wood stove with inner liner is usually puckered up some on the inside & this wasn't. Maybe it never got used much? Or maybe coal doesn't pucker the liner. I'll tell you what, for $50, he's happy as a rabbit in a carrot patch! Now with the Franco Belge for $250, he's feeling he got some good deals. Now.... I need an armed gaurd on my pile of pea!
Freddy
 
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: Koal King stove question.

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Dec 07, 2008 8:57 pm

When opportunity knocks.. [ the guy across the street stockpiles 40 tons of pea coal ] then answer the door !! [buy a stove or two that burns pea coal ! ]

:shock: :lol: :D

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

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