This Hole Smokes [NO MORE]

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Sting
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Post Mon. Aug. 13, 2012 3:03 pm

Face the harsh light of the day! I won't burn coal again so its time to remover this big leak in the roof.
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I am down to the attic floor here - found my old brick carrier and already hauled more than 300 brick down the steps - I tossed about a yard of rubble out the window - No drama there but these darn terracotta liners are
H U G E - I cannot lift em.
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I destroyed the liners above the roof line because I had no safe way to take them down and I killed half of one to get it below the rafters. They finished the trip down the steps on my cheep fridge cart.
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4 per floor - two more floors to go and Ill still need to shovel out the basement

UGG -- next - I need to find a Craigs list victim to buy these
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Soon its on to torching the old Kewanee Boiler into chunks I can carry to the scrap yard

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Post Mon. Aug. 13, 2012 4:12 pm

Man those flue tiles are huge! 16x16"??!!

What was vented into that chimney previously?

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Post Tue. Aug. 14, 2012 9:42 am

How many BTU's was the old Kewanee? Those flues would take exhaust of over 1.5 million btu's!!! We you heating a 100,000 sq ft warehouse?.....or did it just seem that way? :?: :!: :?:


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Post Tue. Aug. 14, 2012 11:46 am

Under that hole is a 3R7 Kewanee Boiler that was almost perfect - well it was when it was shut down and pickled - but it for sure isn't anymore
The chimney was sized for it and a never installed forge - long gone

The engine was converted to NG in the late 60's but it began life fired by the I MIL BTU INPUT Iron Fireman stoker that I wish I could find a good home for - but most likely will get scraped too.

used to heat a greenhouse

and no - those are not 16 x 16 --- look at the cart - think Bigger!

Last night I thought up a new grill idea using Terracotta tile - and there are flower pot ideas circulating in the shadows of my mind. Oh me -- I need a new hobby. :D

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Post Tue. Aug. 14, 2012 9:36 pm

WOW I could build 4 of my chimneys inside that liner!! :shock:

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Post Wed. Aug. 15, 2012 9:14 am

Sting, there has GOT to be somebody that would be interested in that stoker/boiler setup if it's still worth setting up and running. Not sure how you'd move it, though.... To buy something new that is equivalent would run $50,000 minimum. Even the little S-30 Will-Burt and Burnham 4N-63 boiler would run $15,000.

It would be perfect for a farm (or modern greenhouse) down nearer to coal-country in Illinois here or Indiana, even Kentucky. Only "problem" is size, age, maintenance and hauling clinkers for 1,000,000 BTU/hr worth of bituminous. :oops: :cry: But, calculate the savings of $80/ton coal per MBTU vs. propane per MBTU and hauling clinkers starts to look pretty appealing!

Chris


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Post Wed. Aug. 15, 2012 3:06 pm

Chris -- your a dreamer :roll:

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Post Wed. Aug. 15, 2012 3:26 pm

Sting wrote:Chris -- your a dreamer :roll:
Yup, sure am. :lol: But I really don't think people have a clue on alternate heating fuels outside of the smoky OWB crowd or the corn/pellet stove crowd. I look at all the farms around here with big, old drafty houses and barns, garages, stables, milking parlors, etc. that all need heat and they all have lawn pigs (LARGE ones at that). I can't imagine what they spend on propane during a winter. $35.80/MBTU vs. $4.60/MBTU. It's not even a contest. :roll:

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