Magic Heat Reclaimers?

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Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek
Location: Junction of PA-OH-WV

Post Sun. Feb. 03, 2013 3:14 pm

I had another brand of reclaimer on a forced air wood furnace I used for 18 years, it cycled on and off w/ a snap switch and had a built in heat exchanger tube scrapper for the creosote buildup. Is there no scrapper built in for the *Magic Heat Reclaimer?

Come to think of it, if I were to have one of these, I'd just *whack it* w/ a rubber mallet or hammer every so often to knock the fly ash loose and clean it better at my regular cleaning interval. ;)

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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1981 EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: anthracite/rice coal
Location: Forest Hill MD

Post Sun. Feb. 03, 2013 3:57 pm

They do have a heat exchanger cleaning provision. It scrapes across the tubes. I'm probably going to try it. I run my combustion fan 24/7 so my flue stays alittle warmer than a system that only cycles. We'll see.
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