Detecting a worn out burner worm

Detecting a worn out burner worm

PostBy: stoker-man On: Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:18 pm

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When the worm gets sharp edges it starts grinding coal in the pot. The sharp edge of the worm is almost sharp enough to cut skin. This area of the worm would be located at the bottom of the pot, just below the bottom of the burner plates You may also notice a dark spot in the pot that isn't always in the same place. Notice also that the worm bushing is very worn out. This worm is 20+ years in use.
stoker-man
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: 1981 efm wcb-24 in use 365 days a year
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Chestnut
Other Heating: Hearthstone wood stove

Re: Detecting a worn out burner worm

PostBy: coal berner On: Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:44 pm

Both should be checked on the yearly maintenance cleaning aswell as to check the water coil gasket area for leaks tighten up the bolts
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520