Moving Auger and Motor From One Side to the Other ?

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 Mon. Nov. 04, 2013 12:20 pm

I have to move the motor assembly to the other side do to location in the cellar, could someone tell me what to use to seal the panels to the base ,I have not removed them yet , so do not know what was used before they were tightened to the base.( high temp silicone) ? thank you for any help

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Post Mon. Nov. 04, 2013 1:07 pm

High temperature silicone works very well.

Make sure you spray all the little studs & nuts with penetrating fluid the night before you start, and if the nuts don't come off easily, get a torch and heat them.

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Post Mon. Nov. 04, 2013 1:55 pm

Rob R. wrote:High temperature silicone works very well.

Make sure you spray all the little studs & nuts with penetrating fluid the night before you start, and if the nuts don't come off easily, get a torch and heat them.
the nuts came off ,no problem

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Post Mon. Nov. 04, 2013 3:05 pm

efm uses and sells SOS boiler putty. You can also use silicone, but it may be difficult to remove the panel in the future.
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Post Mon. Nov. 04, 2013 4:01 pm

Rob R. wrote:High temperature silicone works very well.

Make sure you spray all the little studs & nuts with penetrating fluid the night before you start, and if the nuts don't come off easily, get a torch and heat them.
rob. I just moved the base in the cellar but I see the air adjuster will not move . what could be wrong?

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Post Mon. Nov. 04, 2013 4:25 pm

shy0302 wrote:
Rob R. wrote:High temperature silicone works very well.

Make sure you spray all the little studs & nuts with penetrating fluid the night before you start, and if the nuts don't come off easily, get a torch and heat them.
rob. I just moved the base in the cellar but I see the air adjuster will not move . what could be wrong?
I don't mean to insult your mechanical abilities, but did you loosen the thumb screw first? If you did and it is still seized, spray each end of the shaft that the air shutter is mounted on with some penetrating fluid and try moving it every couple hours. You could also gentlytap the end of the shaft that the pointer is mounted on.

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Post Mon. Nov. 04, 2013 6:01 pm

Rob R. wrote:
shy0302 wrote: rob. I just moved the base in the cellar but I see the air adjuster will not move . what could be wrong?
I don't mean to insult your mechanical abilities, but did you loosen the thumb screw first? If you did and it is still seized, spray each end of the shaft that the air shutter is mounted on with some penetrating fluid and try moving it every couple hours. You could also gentlytap the end of the shaft that the pointer is mounted on.
not an insult but that did work, new at this stuff. thanks

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Post Fri. Nov. 08, 2013 5:09 am

The shaft and throttle plate are sort of "sloppy" fits, so tapping lightly on each end of the shaft should loosen it up. Once you see movement of the shaft, try turning the pointer at the same time.
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