Old Underfeed Boiler

Stoker Coal Boilers automatically feed the coal and have controls and pumps just like any conventions boiler. They are intended to be used as a primary heat and often have domestic hot water coils as an added bonus. They can be set up independently or in dual sytem with your existing oil/gas boiler. They can accommodate both hot water base board or steam plumbing.
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cellardweller
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Stove/Furnace Make: small Keystoker& dinosaur
Stove/Furnace Model: (wonder where I put the manual
Location: Tamaqua PA

Post Thu. Jul. 24, 2008 6:27 pm

I am looking into resurrecting an old (1940s or 1950's) steam boiler. Will be converting to HW. That part isn't the problem. Furnace is fed by separate hopper with worm controls at rear base of hopper. name is all but obliterated: (something) belt stoker. Gearbox is still there but blower and motor assembly gone. ANY help toward finding compatible parts appreciated. Any information on Pacific Steel Boiler also useful. Thanks.

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LsFarm
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland
Location: Michigan

Post Thu. Jul. 24, 2008 7:30 pm

Hello cellardweller,, you are going to have to post some photos of the stoker, the parts and pieces that are there,, maybed someone can identify it.

Greg L.
Burning Pea/Buckwheat through an antique stoker [semi retired SSboiler],
Running an Axeman-Anderson 260M boiler burning Pea, About 150-250#per day
Farming, Fixing, Fabricating and Flying: 'spare time' what's that?

cellardweller
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Posts: 10
Joined: Thu. Jul. 24, 2008 6:04 pm
Stove/Furnace Make: small Keystoker& dinosaur
Stove/Furnace Model: (wonder where I put the manual
Location: Tamaqua PA

Post Sat. Jul. 26, 2008 7:06 am

We have a name! we found a metal tag on the blower tube which reads: Link Belt Stoker / part no. 325-407-? . the part number may just be for the blower tube ( which is a 2"x5" rectangular sheet steel tube which ran from the blower at the back of the hopper right into the firebox, running parallel to the worm. Also running next to the worm is a tumbler rod which operates an ash-kicking ring around the grate- circular grate). Anyone hear of such a "critter"? Will add pics when figure out how.

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LsFarm
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Posts: 7385
Joined: Sun. Nov. 20, 2005 8:02 pm
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland
Location: Michigan

Post Sat. Jul. 26, 2008 10:59 am

That sounds like one of the many after-market add-on conversion stoker units.. like the Iron Fireman, which I have one..

You are the first forum member to have one of your 'Link-Belt' stokers.. Once you post some photos,, maybe we can make some suggestions.

It's going to be tough though.. you might have to use your imagination and creative thinking to get it running.

Greg L.

PS.. there is a tutorial about how to post photos near the bottom of the list of forums..
Burning Pea/Buckwheat through an antique stoker [semi retired SSboiler],
Running an Axeman-Anderson 260M boiler burning Pea, About 150-250#per day
Farming, Fixing, Fabricating and Flying: 'spare time' what's that?

cellardweller
New Member
Posts: 10
Joined: Thu. Jul. 24, 2008 6:04 pm
Stove/Furnace Make: small Keystoker& dinosaur
Stove/Furnace Model: (wonder where I put the manual
Location: Tamaqua PA

Post Sat. Jul. 26, 2008 1:42 pm

Here are the pics. Any help would be appreciated.
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