CO Level

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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BillMarti
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 520, 1980
Stove/Furnace Model: 520
Location: Pa.

Post Thu. Feb. 27, 2014 5:50 pm

What is the normal CO level for a DF 520. I just started having problems with the CO detector going off but can't find any major leaks. Any suggestions on what to look for?
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Carbon12
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace
Location: Harrisburg, PA

Post Thu. Feb. 27, 2014 6:16 pm

Normal is ZERO! Is the draft correct and flu pipe open?
No matter where you go,......there you are.

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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 Thu. Feb. 27, 2014 6:23 pm

Uh normal CO level? There ain't one. You should always have zero. If your CO detector is sounding you need to find out why immediately.. Do not pass go and collect $200. Don't go to bed with it running unless the problem is solved. Shut it down if you must...

BillMarti
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 520, 1980
Stove/Furnace Model: 520
Location: Pa.

Post Thu. Feb. 27, 2014 6:50 pm

Come guys it was only up to 80ppm.........but I figured out the problem.........the dummy :oops: that installed this boiler had not emptied out the fines for quite a while :shock: and as I was reading the instructions for my new CO meter it said something about lack of air for combustion. As that rolled around in my brain after turning up the air :idea: :idea: :idea: it hit me it doesn't matter how much air I give it, it won't do any good because the air is blocked by the fines. So I aired out the house and the meter says 16 PPM's which matches the outside. Thanks guys for all your help.
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Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.Ja.2:19

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Carbon12
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace
Location: Harrisburg, PA

Post Thu. Feb. 27, 2014 6:56 pm

The answer is still zero. Run out and buy an new detector before the stores close. Outside air should be zero unless you live in Centralia. :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 Thu. Feb. 27, 2014 7:17 pm

Sorry if I over reacted but a question like that leads me to believe that you don't understand the danger...

BillMarti
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 520, 1980
Stove/Furnace Model: 520
Location: Pa.

Post Thu. Feb. 27, 2014 7:18 pm

Carbon12 wrote:The answer is still zero. Run out and buy an new detector before the stores close. Outside air should be zero unless you live in Centralia. :lol:
Sorry but the walk is much to far to china. :D
For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus 1 Tim 2:5

Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.Ja.2:19

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