Using a Boiler Circulating Pump but Not Getting Heat

Stoker Coal Boilers automatically feed the coal and have controls and pumps just like any conventions boiler. They are intended to be used as a primary heat and often have domestic hot water coils as an added bonus. They can be set up independently or in dual sytem with your existing oil/gas boiler. They can accommodate both hot water base board or steam plumbing.
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Post Tue. Feb. 06, 2007 9:50 am

there is 2 pipes 1 bringing in water ,,,1 taking it out...

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Post Tue. Feb. 06, 2007 9:53 am

I tried to get help from the state and they go by last years income,,and my husband worked..he didn't walk out on us till Jan.3 2007 ,,HEAP give $125.00 toward the coal...other than that the state wont help any more.

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Post Tue. Feb. 06, 2007 9:55 am

I will have some more picture in a couple of hours..I have to leave for a little while I send the when I get back.
Sharon

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Post Tue. Feb. 06, 2007 10:05 am

Good point on the heating coil, I didn't think of that. I'm going to call Hitzer and ask what that unit is.

I'll get back

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Post Tue. Feb. 06, 2007 10:12 am

From the Hitzer site. It doesn't look like they make a boiler.

http://www.hitzer.com/model82.html

Get some oil, call the town, state, or go down to the nearest firehouse and cry, but get some oil.

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Post Tue. Feb. 06, 2007 10:20 am

Just got off the phone with Hitzer. Coaledsweat is right, it is NOT a boiler. The Hitzer 75 is a radiant stove, and has the option of having a domestic water coil added.

So the small water coil is not going to heat the house, It will add some heat to the baseboards, probably enough to keep the water in the pipes from freezing.

CoaledSweat has the situation right, get some heating oil, and get the boiler going.

Keeping coal in the stove will heat the basement, and this will help with heating the floor above. But won't replace the oil boiler.

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Post Tue. Feb. 06, 2007 10:30 am

coaledsweat wrote:She needs to call the town or state for some heating assistance, there are programs to help people when they have problems like this. I can't stand this, she needs help.


I agree a government social services agency should be able to help. Especially since there are children involved. If calling a government agency is unpalatable contact a local church or Salvation Army. I sense there is more need than just heating.

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Post Tue. Feb. 06, 2007 10:58 am


**Broken Link(s) Removed**I found this, not sure how resposive they would be. I for one would get to the town hall, they can usually do something to get you started and are probably more able to respond in short order. Maybe the department of children and family services could help too.

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Post Tue. Feb. 06, 2007 2:57 pm

I went to that website got the numbers abd I have spent the last 3 hours on the phone,, I have to apply for some of the programs ,,,,some of the take 10- to 16 weeks to get approved.......isn't that a joke......the salvation army is out for funds for heating help...At christmas they were on tv talking about the millions of $$$$ donated to them ....another big joke...but thanks for trying....I just wish I hadn't wasted money for coal..
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Post Tue. Feb. 06, 2007 3:21 pm

Sharon, you haven't really wasted the money on the coal, without the basement being warmed by the stove the last few nights your pipes would have frozen, and you would be in a much worse position.

Keep the stove burning, but not as hot, keep the water circulating, as the outside temperatures warm, you will be more comfortable.

I'm sorry the stove isn't a boiler, but it will keep the worst of the pipe-freezing temperatures at bay.

Check your PM's

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Post Tue. Feb. 06, 2007 4:41 pm

Lost Lady, Is your domestic hot water seperate from your boiler? If not what are you doing for hot water?

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Post Tue. Feb. 06, 2007 5:13 pm

my water heater is electric

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Post Tue. Feb. 06, 2007 5:34 pm

Maybe later on down the road, when things aren't quite so upside-down, you can use that hot water coil to use for domestic hot water. It would be cheaper than the electric, and maybe you wouldn't feel like you wasted your money on the coal. I know you have much more pressing needs right now, and my prayers are with you. I have two small childern myself and if I had to do it all myself I would be a wreck. Good Luck, I hope everything works out for you.

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Post Tue. Feb. 06, 2007 5:39 pm

Shawn
Thank You, I might try that.
Sharon

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Post Tue. Feb. 06, 2007 6:02 pm

There is a thread on the topic "water heater coil" a couple spaces down from this one. You might want to read through that and try to get an idea what is involved with putting a system like that together.

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