Think Spring!!! How Do You Clean Your Stoker

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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SMITTY
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - (custom built by Jim Dorsey, Taunton MA - RIP 4/18/13)
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (SOLD!)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler
Location: West-Central Mass

Post Tue. Apr. 01, 2014 9:29 pm

I vacuum my fire tubes once per week now - I found that if I keep this ritual up, I have no CO issues whatsoever. I gave it a complete cleaning back at the end of January.

I throw a curved piece of galvy I had here over the fire with pliers, unplug the stoker, then vac all the tubes out thoroughly. Remove the galvy and toss it in the sump for an instant cool-down (after making sure the frog isn't nearby), and I'm off and running again. :D
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent
Location: Wynantskill NY, 10 miles from Albany

Post Tue. Apr. 01, 2014 11:01 pm

SMITTY wrote:I vacuum my fire tubes once per week now - Remove the galvy and toss it in the sump for an instant cool-down (after making sure the frog isn't nearby), and I'm off and running again. :D
That is funny you cannot make this stuff up :lol:


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Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer
Location: Montrose PA
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Post Wed. Apr. 02, 2014 12:04 pm

I take it to the scrap yard and have a new one built every spring. :)

Just kidding. Am I too late for April fools? :D :P
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