Can I Use Aluminum for Worm Pipe?

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: efm520
Coal Size/Type: rice

Post Sun. Jul. 27, 2014 11:01 am

I have the opportunity to obtain a length of extruded aluminum pipe that will fit my efm 520 worm, can I use it? or is it not durable enough?

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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520, 700, Van Wert 800 GJ 61,53
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Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck
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Post Sun. Jul. 27, 2014 8:34 pm

It should work well until it wears out. Go for it if there isn't much of a cost to it
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Post Mon. Jul. 28, 2014 9:49 am

Some alloys of aluminum wear better than others. If you can get the alloy number you can look up the properties of it on line.

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Post Wed. Jul. 30, 2014 8:18 am

The best is stainless if you have that option

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