Filling Alaska Channing III Hopper for the First Time.

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: LL110
Coal Size/Type: Rice/ Buck
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: 110 Boiler
Location: Bloomsburg, PA

Post Fri. Oct. 12, 2007 9:06 pm

This year I was a little more creative when I filled the channing's hopper for the first time. Last year when I started pouring the coal in the hopper I ended up with about 7-8lbs of coal in the ash pan. So this year I crumpled up some news paper and pluged the gap between the top of the grate and opening avove th efeed paddle. It was quite successful as no coal ended up in th eash pan. I finished filling the hopper and I removed the paper, then shoveled some coal onto the grate. Presto a full hopper with no mess in the botom of the stove

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel, natural gas
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite
Location: Wilkes Barre, PA

Post Sat. Oct. 13, 2007 6:49 am

Nice idea! :) I hate the sound of those little black pieces of gold hitting the ash pan. :lol:
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Channing III/ '94 Stoker II
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Location: Canterbury Ct.

Post Sat. Oct. 13, 2007 5:18 pm

Just fired up my brandy new Channing today. Burning off the paint as I type....

I used a piece of Stove pipe, seperated it and formed a spring loaded "U", worked great, trust me I needed it to help out with my first (6) attempts at starting a Coal fire. :oops:
Channing III 1st Burn.....

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