Suburban C6-78U

Suburban C6-78U

PostBy: marksee On: Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:01 am

I am new to this forum and to coal burning. Thank you for all the great information.
I have a Suburban C6-78U Coalmaster.(It was free) I believe it was built in the 70's . I have burned a little wood in it and am now experimenting with coal. Does anyone have any experience with this unit or maybe an operation manual? The shaker grates on it are severely warped and it cant be shaken down properly. Can they be straightened? New parts are still available online but are expensive at ~$200.00 plus shipping for both sides of the rotating grates. Can anyone comment on whether it is worth while to restore this stove to full function?
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Stove/Furnace Make: Suburban
Stove/Furnace Model: C6-78U

Re: Suburban C6-78U

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:24 am

Can you post a few pictures of the stove?
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Re: Suburban C6-78U

PostBy: marksee On: Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:30 am

I will post a couple pics ASAP. It may be a couple of hours before I can.
Thanks.
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Stove/Furnace Model: C6-78U

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Re: Suburban C6-78U

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:33 pm

I don't think cast iron can be straightened. Get a steel rod, maybe 1/4" round, and put a 90 degree bend on one end at a length so you can reach in from under and poke up through the grates. It'll do the job of ashing. I make a loop on the other end as a handle.
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