Surdiac Stove Repair

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.
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edd
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Stove/Furnace Make: surdiac 512

Post Tue. Feb. 10, 2009 4:17 pm

Today I noticed a small crack starting on the outside edge of the top cast iron plate which is about
1/8 thick.how long it,s been there I don't know It,s about 1 inch long .can this be brazed?
If it,s beyond repair looks like I will be looking for a new stove.The stove is 60,000 BTU and
did a good job of heating my home this winter.I not going to look for a replacement top.Any
sugestions for makes of hopper fed stoves?
edd

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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice
Location: Warrenton, NC

Post Tue. Feb. 10, 2009 4:33 pm

edd wrote:Today I noticed a small crack starting on the outside edge of the top cast iron plate which is about
1/8 thick.how long it,s been there I don't know It,s about 1 inch long .can this be brazed?
If it,s beyond repair looks like I will be looking for a new stove.The stove is 60,000 BTU and
did a good job of heating my home this winter.I not going to look for a replacement top.Any
sugestions for makes of hopper fed stoves?
edd
Ed, I recommend the Harman DVC-500. We love it. It can put out 7000BTUs to 75,000BTUs. Computer controlled. Nice and Warm!
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Post Tue. Feb. 10, 2009 5:40 pm

hey edd if your gonna fix it I suggest taking a tinsy tiny drill bit and drilling a hole thru the piece at either end of the crack so as to relieve the continuation of that crack. We used to do so on cracked cylinder heads and actually "pin" those holes prior to welding/brazing.. then again buying a new stove is another road to take :notsure:
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac 715
Coal Size/Type: Pea
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Post Wed. Feb. 11, 2009 12:49 pm

Saey makes a hopper coal stove.

edd
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Post Wed. Feb. 11, 2009 5:03 pm

THANKS FELLAS TO YOUR RESPONSE TO MY PROBLEM. I AM GOING TO TALK TO A WELDER,HAVE HIM LOOK AT THE STOVE AND SEE WHAT CAN BE DONE IF ANY THING.WANT TO MAKE SURE I DONT HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM DOWN THE ROAD.
EDD

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