Burnham Sfb-101

If you are in need of a more conventional heating solution that requires no power look no further. Unlike an automated stoker boiler these units do not require power to generate heat. They can be set up wiith pumps like a typical boiler or a gravity fed sytem insuring heat during power failures. Models include many New Yorker coal boilers, EFM WCB-24 and others. Some of these units can also burn wood.
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TCMW
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Post Mon. Sep. 17, 2012 8:14 am

Hi - I am currently looking at a sfb-101 boiler to burn coal. cant find a spec manual.

I have some questions?
How many gallons of water does it hold? It has a water jacket not coil?
What size anthracite coal? How much coal can it hold?
How do you shake the grates?

Thxs.

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Rob R.
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Location: Chazy, NY

Post Mon. Sep. 17, 2012 8:50 am

Try calling Burnham and ask for a manual.


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Post Mon. Sep. 17, 2012 8:02 pm

TCMW wrote:Hi - I am currently looking at a sfb-101 boiler to burn coal. cant find a spec manual.

I have some questions?
How many gallons of water does it hold? It has a water jacket not coil?
What size anthracite coal? How much coal can it hold?
How do you shake the grates?

Thxs.
It holds about 40 gallons IIRC. It has a coil if it is set up to heat domestic hot water, it was an option. All boilers have a water jacket, that's what makes them boilers.
Nut coal, should hold about 80# total. Be sure to fill it right to the top every time you reload it.
There should be a square shaft at the top when you open the ash door to shake the grates, if it doesn't have one and the grates are fixed you have a wood burner. Burnham may be able to supply the parts you need to burn coal but I would call them first before you buy it.
Ask them to send you a manual while your at it. If you can't get one from them, PM me, I'll send a copy of the one I have.
Nothing is impossible for people who don't have to do it themselves.

TCMW
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Post Tue. Sep. 18, 2012 11:13 am

thxs rob & coaledsweat

the sfb-101 is both wood and coal.
working on getting the manual. I will let you know how I make out.

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