Coalcast Ep2: "Mid and End of Season Maintenance" - March 3, 2009

Coalcast Ep2: "Mid and End of Season Maintenance" - March 3, 2009

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

The next show topic has been selected: Mid and End of Season Maintenance

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.

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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: 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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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
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

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