How Far up Chimney Do I Need a New Croc for a Bigger Stove

Modern and vintage hand fired coal stove are similar to a wood stove and in some cases can burn either. They need to be regulated and fed by hand usually every 12 to 24 hours depending on your usage. They require no power to operate making them ideal for rural settings with long power outages.
Rigar
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker A 150
Coal Size/Type: anthracite rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: A 150 warm air furnace
Location: central new york (syracuse area)

Post Fri. Sep. 27, 2013 9:00 am

buffalo bob wrote:
Rigar wrote:they were an excellent match...i agree
...but the ones insde appeared newer (imo)...or at least done by someone else
the brick inside are NOT weathered like the outside...

...lol...i knew someone would catch that ! :D :lol:

...ya ever say sometin then wish u didnt ??? :D

...i understand the weathering....i was actually looking more at the pointing...not so much the brick
....'Rigar

shoman70
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: ds 1600
Coal Size/Type: nut coal
Location: bath,pa

Post Fri. Sep. 27, 2013 9:20 am

ok I will inspect the inside of chimney when I get home today, thanks for everyones advice. so the brick not being weathered inside would suggest that the wasn't a fire place there???

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freetown fred
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut
Location: Freetown,NY 13803

Post Fri. Sep. 27, 2013 9:29 am

Nope, just means it wasn't used. Maybe had a propane set up of sorts.
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shoman70
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: ds 1600
Coal Size/Type: nut coal
Location: bath,pa

Post Fri. Sep. 27, 2013 1:53 pm

ok well I just contacted the old homeowner and he told me that there was never any type of fire place there. always has been a coal stove in place.. also spoke to the person who wants to install new stove, I advised him that new stove is 35 inches in height and I want the new stove straight into the chimney just with a t pipe for a baro damper. he advised that is alot more work for him to cut thru the brick and very dusty. he said wants to go up the wall and thru the drywall above the exposed brick, as he said there would be less brick and mortar to cut thru.

Rigar
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Joined: Tue. Dec. 04, 2012 6:30 am
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker A 150
Coal Size/Type: anthracite rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: A 150 warm air furnace
Location: central new york (syracuse area)

Post Fri. Sep. 27, 2013 1:57 pm

good job...case closed

....now just gotta find urself a different installer/ mason
....'Rigar

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dcrane
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404
Location: Duxbury, MA./Hanson MA./Brockton, MA

Post Fri. Sep. 27, 2013 5:04 pm

because that chimney is a strait shot up and the clean out is on the exterior its a "tell tail" that their was never a fireplace, shelf or damper just as suspected (be very thankful the previous owner did a great job on an inexpensive chimney because a lot of people use square hollow cement block with a stainless liner and it look like donkey dung compared to real brick and terra cotta liner).... but you can see why we wanted to just check the outside photo's ;) now refer back to our previous posts and move forward! best wishes and don't forget to post new pics when the new stove arrives :dancing:

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