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Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 09 12:18 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

gom wrote:
I don't believe there is a conversion. Just put wood in it and set fire to it

Well yes, it certainly burns, I'm just not convinced it burns it very well.

gom



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 09 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hairyloon wrote:
gom wrote:
I don't believe there is a conversion. Just put wood in it and set fire to it

Well yes, it certainly burns, I'm just not convinced it burns it very well.


To work well the wood MUST be dried properly - 12 months minimum, then you won't have a problem.

MrBean



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 09 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If it's a 3**K or a 4**K model, then conversion will mean a total rebuild. It is one thing to go from solid fuel to oil, it is quite another to go from oil to solid fuel.

Nicky Colour it green



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 09 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

gom wrote:
JohnB wrote:
Can you convert an oil burning Rayburn to wood, and if so, what's it likely to cost. I might be buying a house with an oil burner.


Hello. First post.

Yes, you can, and this fellow does it for a living. I bought a recon one off him a while ago.

http://www.agarayburncookers.co.uk/


you can only convert an oil fired one to solid or wood if it had been solid fuel converted to oil. ie you can convert it back

stephen appleton



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 09 10:22 am    Post subject: My solid fuel rayburn resembles a kippersmokehouse Reply with quote    

Anyone have any suggestions how to stop my rayburn from resembling a kipper smokehouse. The chimney has just been cleaned, and the rayburn has been de-scaled. Everything works well until I turn the thermo-dial past '3', then the smoke appears. I have tried variations of flaps and spinning wheels open and shut, but notning seems to work......................any suggestions?

Cathryn



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 09 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hello Stephen.

Does the chimney work well? I noticed yesterday during a gale that with the back door open there was a dreadful smell like exhaust gasses from ours. The smoke was being sucked back down. Anyway, there are far more experienced with rayburns on here who will have some suggestions I'm sure.

RichardW



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 09 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I assume its an oil one? Do you just turn it up from slumbering to 3 or turn it up in 1/4 to 1/2 a section at a time? You should always move the dial a little bit at a time & give the rayburn time to react to the change before moving it some more. Rayburns a sloooow change cookers.

Ah just seen you mention spinning wheel so it is wood. But again try turning the stat up slowly as it sounds like its adding to much air for the cold chimney to lift.

stephen appleton



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 09 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks for the replies.......we have tried over the previous 2 weeks to open/shut/fiddle/bang heads against wall etc., without success,so we may have to ask Rayburn to send us" the man from Delmonte ", and see if he has any solutions. We put a lobster-back cowl on the chimney stack some time ago, and found that the 'draw' was vastly improved. This new problem is a total mystery,anyway, thaks again.

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 10 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

gom wrote:
Hairyloon wrote:
Any top tips for converting a coal Rayburn to wood?
I'm not convinced that the one we've got does very well.

I don't believe there is a conversion. Just put wood in it and set fire to it

I have since discovered that there are solid fuel models, and multi-fuel models.
Of course, we have got a solid fuel model.

Tavascarow



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 10 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

AFAIK the only difference is the multifuel versions have a vent that allows air up from the ashbox & over the top of the fire.
Wood burns better on a bed of ash & embers but consequently in an ordinary rayburn gets starved of air but if you leave the ash build & instead of riddling use a poker to remove the ash & let air up at the front of the fire it will have the same effect as in a MF model IMO.

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 10 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Tavascarow wrote:
AFAIK the only difference is the multifuel versions have a vent that allows air up from the ashbox & over the top of the fire.

On this one, the bottom door of the firebox extends up under the top door.
On the multi-fuel, they are entirely separate. I'm wondering if this allows air up under the bottom of the top door?

RichardW



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 10 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hairyloon wrote:
Tavascarow wrote:
AFAIK the only difference is the multifuel versions have a vent that allows air up from the ashbox & over the top of the fire.

On this one, the bottom door of the firebox extends up under the top door.
On the multi-fuel, they are entirely separate. I'm wondering if this allows air up under the bottom of the top door?


Plus they have a flat plate riddle base not the cog or grid bars.

JohnB



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 10 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mine is a Regent solid fuel that's been converted to oil. When my oil runs out I hope to convert it back. I can probably get any metal bits I need made up for me, so it could be an opportunity to make it a proper woodburner. Anyone got any plans or suggestions for doing this?

RichardW



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 10 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The new ones have an overlap from the bottom door to the top one & internal plates to lift the wheel air up over the fire. They also have air ways in the front panel to do the same.


If you can get it done I would have the top door machined to take an air control (but as its cast that might be hard to get done). Then you would have proper top air. I would also look at the air flow to see if you could fit a baffle to increase the flow path for it. Not as critical as it is on a stove as you already have a long path as it goes over the oven top & under the hot plate.

Nicky Colour it green



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 10 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

so if you had the choice - would it be better to buy a wood burning one, or a multifuel - if you intended to use only wood....

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