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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- 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
jab520 wrote:Well those of you who suspected an air pocket in the boiler were correct. Everything seems to be working correctly now!
Thanks everyone that posted! I'm sure I will have more questions in the future.
I am glad you got it straightened out.
Don't leave just yet...you made a comment about having problems with the burn plates warping and cracking. Those plates should last a decade, or two...tell us what feed rate and air settings you are using, and how the other controls are set.
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Yes those burn plates should last awhile. agree with Rob for sure.
the ones I have I got USED and have put 7 years on them already without any issues.
Glad you got your air issues fixed out.