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Equipment / Re: Husky 21 ton log splitter
« on: September 17, 2019, 12:50:44 PM »
If the replacement engine is lawn mower specific it may have a tapered shaft.

HeatMaster / Re: Burned coal for a week straight.
« on: December 19, 2016, 06:46:29 AM »
I pick it up in my dump trailer for $75/Ton. It is Bituminous and unprocessed. Works great for 24-36 hour burn times. I have had success with straight coal "no wood" as well.

General Outdoor Furnace Discussion / Re: heatmaster door
« on: April 23, 2016, 10:13:21 AM »
I thought i might chime in...

I have a 2015 model C375 with a rear door that matches your description. I modified the design the first week by adding 2 large hinges and a latch. I trimmed the flange top and bottom to allow easy access. I check the pumps, fan, solenoid and temp gauges every time i load the stove.  Love the unit!  I will post pics when i get a chance.

Heatmor / Re: Coal modifications
« on: February 14, 2016, 10:42:23 AM »
I am sorry to hear that coal is not working out. I have had great success. So far this season i have burned 2 full cords of pine and 2.5 tons of bituminous coal. I get it from the mine at $70 / ton. It took a couple weeks to develop a routine and now 36 hr burn cycles are not uncommon.

Thanks Countryboy, it is a very nice stove. When the pumps come in I will start plumbing. I am looking forward to fall. I am rebuilding a gravity wagon to store coal in.

I picked the stove up from the dealer. No delivery driver involved. I removed the pads from the legs after placing 4 jack stands under the frame. Then, I welded runners to the legs. I placed plywood on the ramp of the trailer and used the three point hitch on the tractor to raise the front of the trailer up. This eliminated the sharp angle between the floor and the ramp
The stove is unloaded and on the pad.. Tomorrow I will sand, prime and paint the runners. It worked very well and only cost me a couple hours and a few marks in the yard. Grass grows back. Thanks for all the suggestions.

I have just purchased a C 375 and am looking at options to unload the stove and move it around to its resting place. The trailer it is on has a ramp and i have used it to move my previous stove from trailer to pad, and back to trailer when i sold the stove. I am have envisioned 3" angle iron welded on the feet in place of the small pads that are factory installed. The runners would be the full length of the stove for stability. I would cut reliefs in the ends of the angle and bend them upward with heat to form raised ends. This would enable me to drag the stove behind the tractor around the yard and up on the pad. I do realize that the stove was designed with the ability to be transported by pallet forks and by overhead lift but i dont have the means to utilize either option, i am able to fabricate and the steel is available.


 I am in watertown and have been getting coal in new lexington. It is also $70 a ton. They will allow you to hand pick it from a pile or they will load you. The stuff is straight out of the mine and unprocessed so the large pieces are larger than a beach ball.

Its the tunnel hill road reclamation mine.

Equipment / Re: Splitter Valve
« on: January 05, 2015, 07:27:42 PM »

 It is hard to say for sure that the adjustment you are speaking of is for the detent. Splitter valves have two common adjustments, provided they are adjustable. They can have an adjustment for a bypass relief and or an adjustment for detent pressure. The bypass adjustment controls the pressure at the working ports on the valve to limit pump discharge pressure to the cylinder. The detent adjustment  is for controlling pressure on the return stroke of the cylinder. Do you have a make and or model # for your valve?

Equipment / Re: Splitter Valve
« on: January 03, 2015, 07:21:14 AM »

 The problem you are experiencing is common and is also resolveable. The first uption is to adjust the detent setting on the splitter valve. The viscosity of the hydraulic fluid is greater when cold and the detent setting needs to be increased so the cold oil does not affect it. If the detent is non adjustable, you can substitute a hydraulic fluid of lower viscosity. I guess the splitter could be stored indoors before use, or a magnetic oil pan heater could be placed on the hydraulic reservior.

Equipment / Re: My logsplitte build. With pics as i go.
« on: December 22, 2014, 09:22:29 AM »


Thanks for the photos of the conveyor/elevator. I have my eye out for something similar to that. I am using an all aluminum unit that does work but is a bit too narrow at times. It still saves alot of handling though.

Equipment / Re: Huskee 35 ton engine
« on: December 22, 2014, 08:30:01 AM »

You are correct. I would lay money down that the hard starting honda is a GC series. Honda created an affordable engine several years ago to compete with the " knock off"  market. These are easily identified by their plastic recoil housing and fuel tank. The reliable model you speak of is a "Gx" series. Hugh differences from ball bearing supported crankshaft to plastic camshafts.

Equipment / Re: Huskee 35 ton engine
« on: December 22, 2014, 07:00:42 AM »

There are many opinions on this one.. I will offer mine. As a small engine mechanic for 10 yrs by trade and part time for 7, the Honda GX series is hard to beat. The 390 would be the closest replacement.

Equipment / Re: My logsplitte build. With pics as i go.
« on: December 18, 2014, 05:42:31 PM »

I realized my error when i attempted to change the filter for the first time. I now have a valve installed between the tank and the filter body. Good catch. I finally got around to taking some pictures of the revised wedge.



Equipment / Re: My logsplitte build. With pics as i go.
« on: November 27, 2014, 07:08:15 AM »

I would like to see the pics you mentioned. The conveyor is still not finished. I have the bearings to replace on the axle at the tail pulley but havent had the time. The splitter will pile wood off the end of the outfeed table about shoulder high before it tries to shove the splitter backwards. This has me pondering and idea. I am thinking i can build a ramp with sides to contain the wood that would attach to the table and "push" the wood up into the dump trailer. It would simplify things.

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