Ep 2: "Mid and End of Season Maintenance" - March 3, 2009

Ep 2: "Mid and End of Season Maintenance" - March 3, 2009

PostBy: pvolcko On: Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:12 pm

The vote is in and the next show topic has been selected:

Mid and End of Season Maintence

It ain't sexy, but the timing is good and it is a vital topic with these appliances. The show will be live Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at 7:00pm EST. The link for the live stream will be posted in this thread before it starts. The recording will be posted that night sometime.

If you want a reminder email before the show click the link at the bottom of the thread to "Subscribe Topic". If you have your user preferences set for it, you'll get an email when a post is made to the thread. Since the topic is locked until 30-60 minutes before the show starts the email you get will serve as a good reminder.

Updated with show recording:

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Re: Ep 2: "Mid and End of Season Maintenance" - March 3, 2009

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:25 pm

Half hour until show time, the streaming server is up and running and you should hear music at this point.

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or

Troubleshooting Connection

Once the show starts you can post your questions in this thread if you have any as the show progresses.

Enjoy.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Ep 2: "Mid and End of Season Maintenance" - March 3, 2009

PostBy: 009to090 On: Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:04 pm

For those of us burning coal for the first year, I will not be upset if you go into DETAILS, DETAILS, and more DETAILS, on shutting down for the season. Thanks :D
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice


Re: Ep 2: "Mid and End of Season Maintenance" - March 3, 2009

PostBy: PatrickAHS On: Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:08 pm

Any questions guys
PatrickAHS
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alternate Heating Systems LLC

Re: Ep 2: "Mid and End of Season Maintenance" - March 3, 2009

PostBy: Kungur On: Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:09 pm

What about end of season maintenance on a masonry chimney?
Kungur
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: K-2

Re: Ep 2: "Mid and End of Season Maintenance" - March 3, 2009

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:14 pm

What is the best oil to use for lubing Harman blowers? Synthetic ? Weight?

THANKS, great show!!!

Bruce
Uglysquirrel
 
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono

Re: Ep 2: "Mid and End of Season Maintenance" - March 3, 2009

PostBy: CoaLen On: Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:15 pm

I found this homemade device really helpful. Tack welded a brush to the end of a 25' plumber's snake. This allows me to run it through any of the vent passages very easily. Follow up with a vacuum and you've got clean vents.
-Len
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CoaLen
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Coal Size/Type: rice

Re: Ep 2: "Mid and End of Season Maintenance" - March 3, 2009

PostBy: Kungur On: Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:16 pm

What about neutralizing and cleaning the interior of a furnace/stove at the end of the season?
Kungur
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: K-2

Re: Ep 2: "Mid and End of Season Maintenance" - March 3, 2009

PostBy: Rob R. On: Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:21 pm

LPS makes a great product that leaves a rust preventing film on ferrous surfaces, works great on the inside of the stove and burns off the next time you light the stove. I get mine from MSC Industrial supply: http://www1.mscdirect.com/CGI/NNSRIT?PM ... O=59469978
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Ep 2: "Mid and End of Season Maintenance" - March 3, 2009

PostBy: Kungur On: Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:28 pm

Thanks guys!
Kungur
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: K-2

Re: Ep 2: "Mid and End of Season Maintenance" - March 3, 2009

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:34 pm

I'd like to thank Patrick and Paul for another wonderful show, Paul will be posting the audio file shortly if you missed it.

We'll be doing the next one the first Tuesday of every month until further notice so tune in then if you want to catch it live.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite