Have New OCB - Wont Stay Lit, Any Tips?

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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Post Fri. Dec. 19, 2008 11:17 pm

Hey Joe,
What is the best way to turn down a big fire? I have been afraid to really restrict the air to it when it gets too hot. I have a screw in air control on the ash door, an mpd and a baro. I have closed the mpd partially, haven't really cranked down the ash door knob but do adjust it a lot. open it if the fire is going down. I adjust the baro a lot too.

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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520
Location: Pottsville PA. Schuylkill County PA. The Hart Of Anthracite Coal Country.

Post Sat. Dec. 20, 2008 2:04 am

lauriecoke wrote:I believe we are using nut coal, it is about 1-3". At the bottom of the page on the shave sight it has "nut" coal as a smaller size. We did ask and I believe it is the right size grate. We put more coal on tonight and it seems to be doing much better. Hopefully, we will be able to figure out just how much we need for the long hauls of days and nights.

1 to 3" is more like a Nut & Stove coal mix . Nut should be 1 5/8" x 13/16"
Stove size should be 2 7/16" X 1 5/8 " Check the links below they will show you the correct size for Anthracite coal
Oh Any size over 2 7/16 Would be Egg size Anthracite coal .


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Heating house & water with a 1986 electric furnace man DF520 using buckwheat Anthracite coal

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Stove/Furnace Make: shaver
Stove/Furnace Model: pro series 165

Post Sat. Dec. 20, 2008 7:20 pm

Thank you all so much for your help. You have been great! So far so good! It is hard to break the habbits of wood, but we are learning.


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