Pictures of Your Boiler

dalmatiangirl61
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Post Sun. Nov. 17, 2013 7:49 pm

Lightning wrote: You could install one yourself... I did :D
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Thats pretty cool! Is the air wash keeping the glass clean? Anyone burning bit tried this? I'm getting ready to setup a furnace and dancing flames are nice, even if they are yellow :lol:

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Lightning
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Overmodified/Bored out Clayton 1537
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Awesome Size
Location: Olean, NY

Post Sun. Nov. 17, 2013 8:15 pm

dalmatiangirl61 wrote:Thats pretty cool! Is the air wash keeping the glass clean?
Yes, the air wash I incorporated is performing well :D No dust is settling on the glass..

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thegreatone
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1984 EFM DF520 & 1986 EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman TLC-2000, Hitzer Model 82
Coal Size/Type: rice/pea/nut

Post Wed. Nov. 20, 2013 5:34 am

Here is my newly installed 520. I bought it a week or so ago for $2000. I'm going to leave the jacket off for a few days to be sure there are no leaks and to see how well it heats my basement. Right now I have it at 4 teeth and 5.5 air. I would also like to paint it before I add the jackets. I'll get some better pics soon
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Rob R.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy
Location: Chazy, NY

Post Wed. Nov. 20, 2013 5:37 am

Unless you are burning some very unusual coal or have air leaks, the air setting should be at 4 to 4.5 for 4 teeth of feed.

MarkG
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Wagner
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Location: Frackville, PA

Post Wed. Nov. 27, 2013 11:18 am

As requested, here are some more pics of my Wagner and a short video of its operation:
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Lightning
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Overmodified/Bored out Clayton 1537
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Post Wed. Nov. 27, 2013 11:21 am

Hey that pipe looks like its sealed to the chimney flue pretty good.. :lol:
Good job partner!! :D

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Post Wed. Nov. 27, 2013 11:41 am

Some more for good measure.
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Post Wed. Nov. 27, 2013 11:42 am

Lightning wrote:Hey that pipe looks like its sealed to the chimney flue pretty good.. :lol:
Good job partner!! :D
Haha, thanks! I don't mess around :P

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Rob R.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
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Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
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Location: Chazy, NY

Post Wed. Nov. 27, 2013 11:56 am

Mark, thank you very much for sharing. Looks like a first class setup. Keep that stoker clean and well lubed (no gritty gear oil) and it should last you many years.

I really like the coal screen.

MarkG
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Post Wed. Nov. 27, 2013 12:15 pm

Rob R. wrote:Mark, thank you very much for sharing. Looks like a first class setup. Keep that stoker clean and well lubed (no gritty gear oil) and it should last you many years.

I really like the coal screen.
No problem at all! The previous owner kept records of when it was cleaned and oiled dating back to 2000 when he inherited the house from his aunt and uncle. It was lubed every month and cleaned at least once a year. He was very specific with me as to what to use to oil/grease it and what gear oil to use. He put that screen on there because he was concerned with sticks or other things getting into the furnace that shouldn't be in there. Great preventative measure. It's little things like that that give me great confidence in this stoker. And, as an added bonus, my wallet is a little fatter ;)

I am considering replacing the steel barrel with a plastic one with a lid that seals because if the coal gets down to about halfway in the barrel, some of the sulfur fumes and smoke leak back up through the coal. It's not terrible, but it's enough to raise my concern. I browsed through here for some recommendations, and that seams to be the consensus (to put a good sealing lid on the steel one or replace with a plastic one with a good sealing lid). The other option is to run the worm directly into the bin, but that's not an option for me since the bin is too far from the stoker. Otherwise, this furnace is fantastic!

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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: 1905 Chicago Radiator company
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Post Wed. Nov. 27, 2013 2:59 pm

my boiler has been fitted to gas now but is a 1905 coal boiler
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MarkG
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Post Wed. Nov. 27, 2013 3:52 pm

mourning4them wrote:my boiler has been fitted to gas now but is a 1905 coal boiler
Now THAT is neat! Thanks for sharing!

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Post Thu. Nov. 28, 2013 8:23 am

This is my Burnahm heating machine! Installed in a separate utility room from my house. It heats 4 bedrooms and a 2 car garage.
Anyone want to take a guess at its age? .... I have no idea!
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mourning4them
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Post Thu. Nov. 28, 2013 1:30 pm

My guess is late teens maybe really early 20s could be a tiny bit older

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Post Sun. Dec. 01, 2013 9:28 am

My new boiler.Its a Atrama 7.It a Lithuanian made boiler.It is rated 25 kw.
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