New Ash Bin Handle Design on the Pioneer LE Back Vent

A Coal stoker furnace or stove controls most operations including automatically feeding the coal. They are quite similar to any conventional oil and gas units and easily operated for extended periods of time. They commonly use rice coal but may use larger sizes like buckwheat. They can be used as primary heat, supplementary heat or have a dual set up with your existing oil/gas furnace.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined
Location: Orrington, Maine

Post Fri. Nov. 13, 2009 5:57 am

mtech wrote:I will make you a set
Thanks, but I can make 'em quicker than three shakes of a lambs tail. The shipping would be more than the product. I was just curious if they were 1/4" rod of something smaller.
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Post Fri. Nov. 13, 2009 8:07 am

The rod handle design is made from 1/4" rod. We used this design about 15yrs ago but ran into a few problems. When you ship UPS, you can no longer stack buckets inside one another. Also if you can't get to the stove soon enough, the handles get covered with ash. This tends to make a mess when pulling out the bucket. If it works for you that's great. I like the handles but they didn't work well in production.

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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520
Location: Pottsville PA. Schuylkill County PA. The Hart Of Anthracite Coal Country.

Post Fri. Nov. 13, 2009 10:44 am

If you made the handel to pivot in the middle of the pan the handel will lay flat on the top edge of the pan no ash build up
on handels and add a little pull handel on the end of pan to help pull the pan out then use the top handel to carry the pan
this is how the Gibraltar pans are very easy to carry and no ash build up /mess on the handel Hitzer's are similar
also at the pivot point make a stop tab so the handel can only swing so far stops in the middel of pan

Heating house & water with a 1986 electric furnace man DF520 using buckwheat Anthracite coal

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