Saey and Vermont How Does the Hopper Feed Work?

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Post Sun. Aug. 31, 2008 8:37 pm

Feel free to move this if it should be in a differant place.
How do these things work without electricity?
DON

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Post Sun. Aug. 31, 2008 8:49 pm

Have you ever had a top-filled deer feeder?? or a top filled Cat feeder?? even some bird feeders work on the same principle.. the feed has to be eaten from the bottom, which makes room for the stored feed above to drop down into the feed pan.

The fire is built on the grates, and as the coal fire gets fully established, more coal is added over the fire.. The hopper is a rectangular box with an open bottom and a sealed lid on the top. When you fill the hopper, the coal at the bottom is blocked by the coal on the fire, so it can't leave the bottom of the hopper untill the fire burns some of the coal to ash, the level of the coal drops, making room for some of the coal in the hopper to drop out of the bottom of the hopper onto the fire..

It is a gravity-feed stoker.. with standard shaker grates. Or it could be described as a hand feed stove with an extra deep coal capacity.

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Post Sun. Aug. 31, 2008 9:26 pm

Thanks Greg.I'm thinking of replacing my wood stove.I use it in the inbetween season.The wood stove is good for getting rid of branches and such.Still thinking ...My wood stove is a pretty thing so I'm having a hard time talking the little woman into it.
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Post Sun. Aug. 31, 2008 9:55 pm

If you are looking at a hopper fed coal stove, make sure the hopper is removable if you plan on burning wood in it.. the hopper would take up too much room in the firebox..
Hitzer makes two hopper feed stoves, one has a removable hopper, the other the hopper is welded in.

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Post Mon. Sep. 01, 2008 7:34 am

They Saey units are gorgeous. I almost went with a Saey 92 simply because it is a very attractive stove. Can't imagine the better half would argue with this. One nice thing on the Saeys is that you can take the hopper right out and there is a nifty side door for tossing wood into it. Versatile and handy!

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Post Mon. Sep. 01, 2008 9:51 am

Thanks siblay ,I do have my eye on that one.Do a google on ulefos 172 and you"ll see what I'm up against with my wife.Bought this stove in 1977 and have not replaced a single part,Just clean and stove black every year.
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Post Mon. Sep. 01, 2008 8:01 pm

Did the google. I see what you mean. Not sure what model you have, but some of these look like French architecture. I saw a similar unit at a local stove dealer when I was shopping and it was very impressive.
I've got my own probl....uh, wife to deal with, so good luck!

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