Backing Plate

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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lafermedavid
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Rite-Way dana 1
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Post Sun. Jan. 26, 2014 6:58 pm

I have an old rite-way wood /coal burner,works great with wood or coal,,,started back to burning coal this week,been burning wood up till now.My stove is a boiler with circulator pumps and cast iron baseboard.My cast backing plate in the back of stove box is cast and broke.I was thinking of replacing it with 1/4 boiler plate,does that sound like the rite thing.Riteway is out of business and cant find OE plate.thanks in advance dave

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Freddy
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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 Sun. Jan. 26, 2014 7:05 pm

I'd probably do what you are thinking.... but I also realize the steel won't last nearly as well as the cast iron did. Steel sags & warps when it gets real hot, cast iron remains rigid.
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Post Sun. Jan. 26, 2014 7:09 pm

how about a cast iron griddle cut to size?
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Post Sun. Jan. 26, 2014 7:24 pm

Thanks fellas,Can I buy cast iron plate cut to size?Wonder how 3/8 would hold up BPS?Thanks in advance dave

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Post Sun. Jan. 26, 2014 7:27 pm

Ive not seen cast iron sheet sold. cutting it would be no problem for an angle grinder with a cuttoff wheel.
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size
Location: Pottstown,Pa

Post Mon. Jan. 27, 2014 7:27 am

if you think it can last the rest of the winter,then has a new one recast then.if it's becomming a problem to your burning make a steel plate then have a new cast one made. And welcome,that's looks like a solid boiler and looks simular to how mine was made.


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Post Mon. Jan. 27, 2014 6:26 pm

Thanks Guys for all your replys.Denise Im not sure if I can find cast plate to work with...BPS no problem,but not sure about where to get cast...My stove is burning fine,but if I could find cast plate I would shut her down for the repair.thanks all

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Dennis
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Post Mon. Jan. 27, 2014 6:50 pm

lafermedavid wrote:Thanks Guys for all your replys.Denise Im not sure if I can find cast plate to work with...BPS no problem,but not sure about where to get cast...My stove is burning fine,but if I could find cast plate I would shut her down for the repair.thanks all
it's not a plate,you need to send it to a foundry and they will cast a new duplicte.Where are you located(general area/state)to help locate a foundry near you.If it's burning fine i'd wait till summer shut down then have a new one cast.

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Post Tue. Jan. 28, 2014 7:24 pm

darlington Md 21034,,,its broke in 3 pieces,,,but I can give dimentions according to rite way

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