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Wood burning stoves Answered

Can anyone help me find a place or outlet for a mechanical  device that will open and close a flap on a wood burning stove for letting in  solid fuel into the burner ,this to be operated by a electrical or clockwork timer.Or a idea to make myself,

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Toga_Dan

3 years ago

ive had an idea for this for years. i'll have to draw it.

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gmoon

3 years ago

Try searching for "auto feed pellet stove" or "pellet stove feeder", those will likely return results (or substitute "furnace" for "stove").

Don't know if you can purchase this type of assembly without the stove or not. You could try CL for non-working stoves or parts...

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Stanwebb10gmoon

Reply 3 years ago

Thanks for the positive reply ,first time using this site will follow up this ,Thanks again

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Downunder35m

3 years ago

Most of them have a thing in the front that is square and looks almost like a door.
I never tried it myself but there are claims this "door" can be opened for the purpose of cleaning and adding fuel...

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MoemDownunder35m

Reply 3 years ago

Downunder, the policy is 'be nice', not 'be sarcastic and dismissive'. The poster is clearly looking to automate the task of adding fuel. Any insights on that?

Stanwebb, I think most people solve this problem by switching to a pellet stove, which generally has such a mechanism. If you want to convert a traditional stove, then the task at hand is a nice challenge for sure!

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Downunder35mMoem

Reply 3 years ago

The thing is that those question could be answered properly if proper information is included.
Some ovens you might be able to convert if you have the right tools to cut and weld the steel - without knowing the oven or skill set of the thread starter it is impossible to give proper advise.
And from experience I can tell you old ovens are very brittle and a pain to work with.

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MoemDownunder35m

Reply 3 years ago

> without knowing the oven or skill set of the thread starter it is impossible to give proper advise.

Now that is valid, and I won't argue with that. But I don't think it's likely that anyone will deduct these valid points from your first reply.