Need Advise About Drafting Issue

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Berlin
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Will-Burt Combustioneer 77B
Coal Size/Type: Ohio BITUMINOUS pea stoker coal
Location: Buffalo/Adirondacks, NY

Post Sat. Feb. 04, 2012 10:47 am

looks good bootstrap, but I would have vented the gas furnace with a "B" vent (cheaper) and used the nice interior masonry stack for the coal.
Burning western Pennsylvania Bituminous in WNY using model 77 stoker furnace. BITUMINOUS equiptment: 2 hand fired stoves of my own design, Many Combustioneer Model 77 stokers, stokermatic furnace, Many Will-Burt stokers, & and Two Iron firemen.

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Stoker Coal Boiler: leasure line pocono 110
Coal Size/Type: rice
Stove/Furnace Make: leisure line
Stove/Furnace Model: pocono
Location: eastern ct

Post Tue. Feb. 07, 2012 8:35 pm

Thanks for all the advice.I decided to go with the power vent. I fired her up tonight for the first time in a week and so far so good.With the power vent I was able to move the stove to a different location to better heat the entire house.This time I hooked up the manometer and reading -4.I missed having her running a week seamed like a year.I will not be careless anymore with my stove.I think I will sit in my favorite chair and listen to her hum along.

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea
Location: Guilford, Connecticut

Post Tue. Feb. 07, 2012 9:41 pm

mprov wrote:I think I will sit in my favorite chair and listen to her hum along.
I find a chair with wheels on it makes it that much better. :)
Nothing is impossible for people who don't have to do it themselves.


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Bootstrap
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Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 30-95
Location: Windsor locks, CT

Post Wed. Feb. 08, 2012 12:53 pm

Uglysquirrel wrote:Is that a wind genny I see on your roof, Bootstrap ?

Pretty cool if it is!!! :D :D
indeed it is...
Berlin wrote:looks good bootstrap, but I would have vented the gas furnace with a "B" vent (cheaper) and used the nice interior masonry stack for the coal.
I didnt think about that at the time....If I could've done it over I would.
I pick coal up and put it down.............in my stove!

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Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono

Post Wed. Feb. 08, 2012 5:34 pm

Bootstrap, please tell us about your wind genny.

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Bootstrap
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Post Wed. Feb. 08, 2012 10:11 pm

Its a 600 watt 24 volt dc generator. Rated to produce power at 5 mph. It runs into 2 300 watt wind rated grid tie inverters by Sun. I will take some pictures and upload.
I pick coal up and put it down.............in my stove!

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