Gear reducing unit

Gear reducing unit

PostBy: heaterman87 On: Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:48 pm

Can someone tell me what type of gear oil to put in the reducing unit? Should this be completly filled to the top plug in the unit?

This is the newer smaller style reducing unit, not the larger older type.
heaterman87
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Efm 520
Stove/Furnace Model: Bixby 115

Re: Gear reducing unit

PostBy: stoker-man On: Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:21 am

The cubic style, gray gearboxes are filled from the manufacturer with a lifetime synthetic oil. You will see an allen plug just below the midpoint of the shaft, half way UP the box on the fire door side of the box. Fill to that point. Pour oil through the breather hole on top.
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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: Gear reducing unit

PostBy: heaterman87 On: Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:57 am

Should i just use a synthetic gear oil? Any ideas on the weight of the oil that should be used? I'm rebuilding my unit. The boiler was built 11-1981.
Last edited by heaterman87 on Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:28 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Efm 520
Stove/Furnace Model: Bixby 115

Re: Gear reducing unit

PostBy: Pa Dealer On: Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:07 am

90wt gear oil works fine.







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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 DF
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM DF 520
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker

Re: Gear reducing unit

PostBy: heaterman87 On: Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:29 am

Thanks!
heaterman87
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Efm 520
Stove/Furnace Model: Bixby 115

Re: Gear reducing unit

PostBy: stoker-man On: Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:24 am

The gear oil we use is synthetic. Non-synthetic 90W might be too heavy.
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