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Serge
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93, Godin small oval, Reading stoker (garage)
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak nuts
Location: Thetford Mines, Que, Canada

Post By: Serge » Sat. Jun. 22, 2019 7:37 am

Bought an older Reading stoker that was sitting in a barn for the last 5 years for 50$. The electronic timer was defective, will operate it manually, bought a new combustion blower with some modification, hot air blower was fine. Everything works fine now after few hours of trial, ready to heat my garage next season.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93, Godin small oval, Reading stoker (garage)
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak nuts
Location: Thetford Mines, Que, Canada

Post By: Serge » Sat. Jun. 22, 2019 7:42 am

Oh, forgot to tell you surprise inside hopper " mice nest" haha!

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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW), ComfortMax 75
Location: N/E Ohio, between Medina and Wadsworth

Post By: lsayre » Sat. Jun. 22, 2019 12:28 pm

Nice work!!!

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93, Godin small oval, Reading stoker (garage)
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Post By: Serge » Sun. Jun. 23, 2019 6:51 am

lsayre wrote:
Sat. Jun. 22, 2019 12:28 pm
Nice work!!!
Thanks Isayre, have a good summer

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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: reading allegheny stoker
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Post By: lincolnmania » Sun. Jun. 23, 2019 11:49 am

looks good! glad you saved it from being scrapped.

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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Koker lite- house. Reading- garage
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Post By: Benny » Wed. Jul. 17, 2019 2:09 pm

Looks great, keep a eye on the flat plate at the flue. fly ash builds up. I have same stove in my garage works great.

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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93, Godin small oval, Reading stoker (garage)
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Post By: Serge » Wed. Jul. 17, 2019 9:08 pm

Benny wrote:
Wed. Jul. 17, 2019 2:09 pm
Looks great, keep a eye on the flat plate at the flue. fly ash builds up. I have same stove in my garage works great.
Somebody told me To put refractory bricks on that plate, brick gets hot and save heat instead of going up the chimney. Did you center that plate or push it backward?

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