Fan Motor is Done and It's 10 Degrees Outside

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 Sat. Jan. 25, 2014 9:25 am

dchartt wrote:going to AHS they are going to get me a complete fan recplacement
The fan is usually destroyed during removal. Best to get the entire assembly.

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Post Sat. Jan. 25, 2014 9:28 am

Rob R. wrote:The fan is usually destroyed during removal. Best to get the entire assembly.
You've got to be referring to the direct drive fan and motor assembly here. That doesn't occur for the belt driven fan.
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Post Sat. Jan. 25, 2014 9:30 am

lsayre wrote:
Rob R. wrote:The fan is usually destroyed during removal. Best to get the entire assembly.
You've got to be referring to the direct drive fan and motor assembly here. That doesn't occur for the belt driven fan.
Yes.

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Post Sat. Jan. 25, 2014 9:36 am

For my own future reference regarding the belt drive fan motor, would the inexpensive Grainger/Dayton model 3K199 that I dug up work as a drop in replacement for the Marathon B317?
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Post Sat. Jan. 25, 2014 2:08 pm

Don't you have this boiler for sale? If so, maybe the blower died from a broken heart. ;)
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Post Sat. Jan. 25, 2014 5:01 pm

hahaha! broken heart maybe but the motor died on me once last winter before I had it up for sale, this boiler is no longer for sale, I want a hand fired wood and coal combo and while the CEO of AHS and I were talking in their factory today we struck up a deal on trading mine in on one of their multi fuels, I cant say enough good things about how I was treated today and Jeff is an awesome guy who was willing to do whatever it took to get me up and running, Im glad its in the original owners hands now and my coalgun is up and running, shes got a uphill struggle ahead of her seeing how its 50 degrees in my house right now but Im sure shell handle it, thank you all for all your help

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Post Sat. Jan. 25, 2014 5:50 pm

anybody out there currently running one of their multi fuels...the one im looking at is the WC55, I was just wondering what kind of burn times you can achieve with wood and what your thoughts are on yours

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Post Sat. Jan. 25, 2014 9:37 pm

dchartt wrote:anybody out there currently running one of their multi fuels...the one im looking at is the WC55, I was just wondering what kind of burn times you can achieve with wood and what your thoughts are on yours
Yes, *Dennis* is one for sure.

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Post Sun. Jan. 26, 2014 6:31 am

Phil May had a WOC70 until he swapped it out for an EFM.

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Post Sun. Jan. 26, 2014 7:19 am

McGiever wrote:
dchartt wrote:anybody out there currently running one of their multi fuels...the one im looking at is the WC55, I was just wondering what kind of burn times you can achieve with wood and what your thoughts are on yours
Yes, *Dennis* is one for sure.

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yes I have to WOC55,ask away iI will give you all the info you need,been burning coal 4 yrs.,but never used wood.I'm glad Jeff has returned to get his business back in order,and I believe Jeff owns and uses a WC40 himself.

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Post Sun. Jan. 26, 2014 7:26 am

I can't imagine going from the once a day tending of a stoker to every 4-8 hrs with a wood unit. :(

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Post Sun. Jan. 26, 2014 7:43 am

McGiever wrote:If Axeman Anderson in Williamsport has Sat. hrs. looks like a 2hr and 15 min. ride.

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Post Sun. Jan. 26, 2014 8:04 am

Rob R. wrote:I can't imagine going from the once a day tending of a stoker to every 4-8 hrs with a wood unit. :(
yup,I totally agree,i'm planning to get a stoker

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Post Sun. Jan. 26, 2014 8:10 am

4 to 8 hours? Ive banked over 60 year old hand fired boilers that werent even working correctly longer than that...Jeff showed me the house he is heating with the wc40, and with any boiler he wants to chose sitting in his shop hes still heating with a 30 yr old wc40????

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Post Sun. Jan. 26, 2014 8:13 am

what kind of burn times are you getting with coal then Dennis? I was told with wood as long as you don't care about creosote forming from letting it smolder you can achieve long burn times, shovel full of coal afterwards will clear that up

I can understand the once a day thing but it seems like once a month I spend all day fixing it!

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