AA-220 Season Shut Down

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 Tue. Mar. 15, 2016 6:19 am

after a very well cleaning, fluid film hands down. I guarantee it will still be there in the fall, it will not evaporate. Smart move spraying the truck with it.

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Post Thu. Mar. 17, 2016 10:32 am

swyman wrote:Wow these responses were not expected? Rob, that's what I was looking for. Just trying to decide what would be the best rust preventer....oil, WD40, or this stuff I bought to undercoat my new truck called Fluid Film? Surely not going to spend all that money to heat my hot water and if the boiler cannot take being shut off during the summer months then it is not very well made! It will get a very thorough cleaning and treatment of some kind, just have to figure out which is best.
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Hello Swyman,

Use undiluted Fluid Film for the boilers firebox and ash pit door AFTER you clean them.
Ideally using compressed air with an extension wand nozzle and a shop vac hose near the
nozzle to vacuum the soot off the boiler walls.

ideally if you have an Onieda Air dust deputy you can use a bit of water in it to catch the soot
before it enters the shop vac so you have a high HG pressure gradient to remove the soot as
you break it away from the walls of the boiler.

FYI they do the same thing at power plants except for the using vacuum as
they let the soot fall into the wet sump of the boiler where it is pumped
out to the ash dryer.

You can always use a square chimney brush too along with the shop vac
and Dust Deputy in the flue breech to vacuum the soot up as you break
the bond of the soot to the boilers firebox walls.

If you have big enough air compressor and air wand I would do that first as
long as you have goggles and a dust mask 3M model 93 are the best-if you do
not have a breathing air supply unit that you use for painting.

Using a small Pelonis space heater on low will work well to keep the firebox warm
after you spray on the Fluid Film and let it dry before you put the heater in the fire box.
The heater has a thermostat control so it will not be on all the time either.

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Post Thu. Mar. 17, 2016 10:55 am

I honestly have been doing none of that with my 110. I run it at least 9 or 10 months but when I shut it down I make sure the coal is out of the hopper and vacuum the unit, oil the blower and circ pump if there are areas to oil. I also oil the door handles and wipe a light coating on the door gaskets. And disconnect the flue pipe. A gun safe dehumidifier is a good idea or a light bulb I have used neither honestly, but I do preach the use of one. :) My boiler will get a little surface rust but not much.
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Post Thu. Apr. 14, 2016 9:42 am

My heating season is done as well. Another great year for the 220. One burner on medium high was plenty of heat this year.

I followed the manual last year. I used wd40 on the inside of the fire box, and put two 75 watt bulbs in and covered the doors with cardboard. No major issues that I could see. I do have a damp basement even with the dehumidifier running. That was the reason behind the 2 lights. Was thinking of putting a layer of rice on the top and on the bottom just to suck up any extra moisture.

See you next season.

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Post Thu. Apr. 14, 2016 9:33 pm

alvigoda wrote:My heating season is done as well. Another great year for the 220. One burner on medium high was plenty of heat this year.

I followed the manual last year. I used wd40 on the inside of the fire box, and put two 75 watt bulbs in and covered the doors with cardboard. No major issues that I could see. I do have a damp basement even with the dehumidifier running. That was the reason behind the 2 lights. Was thinking of putting a layer of rice on the top and on the bottom just to suck up any extra moisture.

See you next season.
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Post Fri. Apr. 15, 2016 9:21 am

Still easier than cleaning out a oil boiler.

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Post Fri. Apr. 15, 2016 11:52 am

This year I will be trying a 200w tractor sump heater once the draft goes and I have to give up coal. With the AK 180 it's too hard to clean around those pipes.
Posted by an unreasonable adult.

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Post Fri. Apr. 15, 2016 5:56 pm

coalnewbie wrote:This year I will be trying a 200w tractor sump heater once the draft goes and I have to give up coal. With the AK 180 it's too hard to clean around those pipes.
Just hit them sharply with a heavy hammer ( Air Furnace only) . Most falls right down.
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