Surdiac Question

Very popular in the 70's and 80's there is many brands of smaller hand fired coal stoves from many European countries. These can also date back to the turn of the last century. Imported stoves would include such brands as Franco Belge, Saey and Efel among many others.
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Post Mon. Sep. 24, 2007 6:28 pm

I just sold my Surdiac model MCK 690 and there is a rod on the back side that has numbers on it, it slides in and out and it goes to the rear center of the stove and it opens and closes air to the rear of the firebox, I never used this when I owned it, and the new owner asked me what it does, I wonder what it controlled,


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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520
Location: Pottsville PA. Schuylkill County PA. The Hart Of Anthracite Coal Country.

Post Tue. Sep. 25, 2007 12:01 am

hey chet That would have been your secondary air source it would increase your air flow more air more heat less air less heat you could set it to burn longer or shorter burn time like when you go to bed you would turn it down so it would burn threw the night then when you wake up you would turn it up almost like a thermostat

Heating house & water with a 1986 electric furnace man DF520 using buckwheat Anthracite coal

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