Need advice on Corroded Pipe in a Iron Fireman stoker

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Post By: RyanFoster1970 » Fri. Oct. 06, 2017 10:17 am

Hi folks.. I've got an opportunity to pick up an old Iron Fireman stoker, seems to be mostly complete and restorable but there is one part that is badly corroded and would either need to be replaced or removed. I am completely new to this but the impression I get is that parts would not be readily available for this machine.

The piece that's corroded is one of the three pipes that are attached to the bowl where the coal burns. 2 of those pipes run all the way between the bin/body and they appear to be the air supply and coal shuttle.. they are fine. The third one only extends partway back to the bin/body and has some sort of cap on it. This is the one that is badly rotted and would need to be replaced.

Does that rotted third tube mean it's no longer useful in it's original form? Could that be replaced or repaired? What does that third tube actually do?

Appreciate the use of your collective expertise :)
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Post By: Lightning » Fri. Oct. 06, 2017 2:20 pm

Welcome to the coal board partner. Someone will be along to help.
In the meantime, can you post some pictures?

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Post By: StokerDon » Sat. Oct. 07, 2017 9:09 am

Here is a video of the unit we are talking about.

I don't know much about these old Bit coal stokers but it looks like the center pipe is the feed, at least one of the side pipes is combustion air, the third one? I don't know.


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Post By: coaledsweat » Sat. Oct. 07, 2017 11:08 am

Air on both outside tubes most likely.

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Post By: RyanFoster1970 » Mon. Oct. 09, 2017 10:29 am

That stoker in the video is almost the same model as the one I am looking at, but the video doesn't really show the pipes well enough. I will try to get some pictures posted soon, the homeowner is in Japan for 2 weeks. I think the cowl around the bowl may be missing but I think that could be fabricated if it's not lying in some corner of the basement.

I've done a quick bitmap more or less showing how the pipes look, with mark indicating the pipe with the worm gear and the shorter, capped pipe with the rust damage.. I wonder if the shorter pipe is for ash collection or some kind of damper... I'll get actual pics as soon as I can..

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Post By: CapeCoaler » Mon. Oct. 09, 2017 12:00 pm

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Post By: McGiever » Thu. Oct. 12, 2017 9:36 am

CapeCoaler wrote:
Mon. Oct. 09, 2017 12:00 pm
This where to start... ... ent-parts/
That's where to get WillBurt Stoker parts, but never hurts to ask...

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Post By: carlherrnstein » Fri. Oct. 20, 2017 10:04 pm

I highly suspect the third tube is a cleanout for fines. Pictures would help. If it is just a cleanout then it could be replaced with something that is "close enough" depending on your setup you might wand a cleanout that is different than "stock".

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