Coal bin for the stoker installation at efm

Re: Coal bin for the stoker installation at efm

PostBy: stoker-man On: Sat Sep 26, 2009 10:38 pm

I'm required to have 30" of clearance between all obstacles by law. I have a waste oil boiler to the left of the bin, which you don't see. The bin shown is the absolute largest footprint it can be and in the only position it can be. Some raking of coal will be necessary.

The floor is laid on top of treated planks, which lay directly on top of the gravel below them. 1920's construction. There is no "give" in the floor whatsoever, regardless of weight.
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: Coal bin for the stoker installation at efm

PostBy: stoker-man On: Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:44 pm

The masonry work is done and the next step is to put the plywood over the inside area for the floor of the bin.

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The reason why the pipe is off-centered is because I must keep 30" of space between the waste oil boiler on the left.

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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: Coal bin for the stoker installation at efm

PostBy: 009to090 On: Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:41 pm

stoker-man wrote:The reason why the pipe is off-centered is because I must keep 30" of space between the waste oil boiler on the left.


Ahhhh, I have been wondering why. Yep, a picture is worth a 1000 words.
As Detail-oriented as I am, I probably would have moved the waste oil burner first. But ya gotta do, what ya gotta do :D
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Coal bin for the stoker installation at efm

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:41 pm

Hey Stoker-man! That's a cool looking waste oil burner. Would that be an EFM product? What kind is it? :)
Scottscoaled
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x3, 700 Van Wert 800
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: EFM 150, Keystoker 150
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck

Re: Coal bin for the stoker installation at efm

PostBy: stoker-man On: Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:48 pm

It's an efm K1200 boiler, modified for waste oil, utilizing a Shenandoah burner and is a product of our sister company, Columbia Boiler.

I guess I need another picture of the solid wall 30" to the left of the waste oil boiler. :)
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: Coal bin for the stoker installation at efm

PostBy: stoker-man On: Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:24 pm

The floor, 1 1/4" of pressure treated plywood is in place, resting on the stone bed.

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The walls are framed out in PT wood, using exterior screws and will be sheathed out with 1/2 PT plywood on both sides.

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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: Coal bin for the stoker installation at efm

PostBy: 009to090 On: Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:49 pm

stoker-man wrote:and will be sheathed out with 1/2 PT plywood on both sides.

Is this a display for customers? How about sheathing one side with 1/2" Lexan (interior wall) and 1/4" Lexan (exterior wall) so the customers can see in? :idea:
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Coal bin for the stoker installation at efm

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:11 pm

maybe one of the defunct banks would have lots of that real thick bullet proof lexan to make the "visible coal bin" ?????? 8-)
Poconoeagle
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: Coal bin for the stoker installation at efm

PostBy: stoker-man On: Sun Oct 18, 2009 2:32 pm

Here are the remaining pictures of the coal bin in sequence. The only thing left is to paint the masonary base and maybe the walls with efm blue.

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I drilled a series of holes on the bottom of the slope for water to drain off, if necessary.

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The outermost section of the bin where the worm will pick up the coal. This gets boarded up to contain the coal that falls over the boards in the background.

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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