My EFM WCB24 Hand-Fired Boiler Was Wasting Coal

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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: 1981 efm wcb-24 in use 365 days a year
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Chestnut
Other Heating: Hearthstone wood stove
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA

Post Sat. Feb. 06, 2016 8:04 pm

I guess it's about 8" deep. If the same bed was unused nut, the fire would be lazy.


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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: 1981 efm wcb-24 in use 365 days a year
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Chestnut
Other Heating: Hearthstone wood stove
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA

Post Fri. Apr. 08, 2016 5:05 pm

I bought about 500# of pea to try. My one grate is slightly warped and I couldn't close it. Alot of coal fell through the open grate until it finally sealed up with clinker.

Pea burns great! It burns all the way down to a good ash with little unburned. Once the grates close, I don't think I will have any problem with it. I'll buy 500# in the Fall to try it again. I was surprized the other day when I put 4 shovels in around 9pm, that it was still burning at 3pm the next day. I added more and there was enough of a bed that the new coal took off well.

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