Video Coal fired boilers Detroit School

Video Coal fired boilers Detroit School

PostBy: rockwood On: Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:16 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kr9F8xgPGDg
"As recently as 2002, a number of Detroit Public Schools were still heated with coal. Plant in video features a Copes feedwater regulator, duplex pumps and an underfeed Detroit Stoker".

The beginning of the video shows lots of smoke but it must have been from a freshly lit boiler because I know of a number of schools, churches, etc. that used coal and never saw that much smoke.

I especially like and agree with the comment "acidorian" wrote about the video which I pasted here...."that's how all schools should be heated; they're big/old/leaky buildings that cost a lot to heat, they cost significantly less to heat with coal. additonally it's an all-american fuel sourced right here in the USA by american workers. BTW, the thick smoke at the begenning of the video was during stoker startup/shutdown. while running it produces almost no visable smoke."
rockwood
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Stokermatic coal furnace
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Rockwood Stoveworks Circulator
Baseburners & Antiques: Malleable/Monarch Range
Coal Size/Type: Soft coal: Lump and stoker (slack coal)

Re: Video Coal fired boilers Detroit School

PostBy: charlie On: Sun Nov 22, 2009 1:16 am

Very lucky kids... a warm radiator where they can put their mittens to dry and a great, scary place to make up stories about.... the Boiler Room!
charlie
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Prill and Tulikivi
Stove/Furnace Model: 200 BF and TTU 2700

Re: Video Coal fired boilers Detroit School

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:34 am

Saw this one too:
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert