Minimum Clearances

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 Thu. Oct. 02, 2008 4:16 pm

Whats the recomended minimum clearance. After setting up my boiler I'm closer to my ductwork than I thought. About 16"
Should I move it over more? I have plenty of room to move it, but its already there and if that distance is ok, I'll leave it.

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Stove/Furnace Make: 1953 EFM SF-520 High Boy
Stove/Furnace Model: Fitzgibbon Boiler
Location: South Central, PA

Post Thu. Oct. 02, 2008 4:22 pm

I think you'll be OK... just my opinion!

But then you know how I cramped the high boy in my basement... some tight clearances there!

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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: 1981 efm wcb-24 in use 365 days a year
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Chestnut
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Post Fri. Oct. 03, 2008 7:53 am

efm recommends 30" clearances all the way around from combustible material.

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