using a boiler circulating pump but not getting heat

PostBy: Lost Lady On: Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:50 am

there is 2 pipes 1 bringing in water ,,,1 taking it out...
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PostBy: Lost Lady On: Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:53 am

I tried to get help from the state and they go by last years income,,and my husband worked..he didn't walk out on us till Jan.3 2007 ,,HEAP give $125.00 toward the coal...other than that the state wont help any more.
Lost Lady
 

PostBy: Lost Lady On: Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:55 am

I will have some more picture in a couple of hours..I have to leave for a little while I send the when I get back.
Sharon
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PostBy: LsFarm On: Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:05 am

Good point on the heating coil, I didn't think of that. I'm going to call Hitzer and ask what that unit is.

I'll get back


Greg.

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:12 am

From the Hitzer site. It doesn't look like they make a boiler.

http://www.hitzer.com/model82.html

Get some oil, call the town, state, or go down to the nearest firehouse and cry, but get some oil.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

PostBy: LsFarm On: Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:20 am

Just got off the phone with Hitzer. Coaledsweat is right, it is NOT a boiler. The Hitzer 75 is a radiant stove, and has the option of having a domestic water coil added.

So the small water coil is not going to heat the house, It will add some heat to the baseboards, probably enough to keep the water in the pipes from freezing.

CoaledSweat has the situation right, get some heating oil, and get the boiler going.

Keeping coal in the stove will heat the basement, and this will help with heating the floor above. But won't replace the oil boiler.

Greg L

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

PostBy: Yanche On: Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:30 am

coaledsweat wrote:She needs to call the town or state for some heating assistance, there are programs to help people when they have problems like this. I can't stand this, she needs help.


I agree a government social services agency should be able to help. Especially since there are children involved. If calling a government agency is unpalatable contact a local church or Salvation Army. I sense there is more need than just heating.

Yanche
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Alternate Heating Systems S-130
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:58 am


http://www.winterheat.ohio.gov/assistance.html
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.

I found this, not sure how resposive they would be. I for one would get to the town hall, they can usually do something to get you started and are probably more able to respond in short order. Maybe the department of children and family services could help too.
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

PostBy: Lost Lady On: Tue Feb 06, 2007 3:57 pm

I went to that website got the numbers abd I have spent the last 3 hours on the phone,, I have to apply for some of the programs ,,,,some of the take 10- to 16 weeks to get approved.......isn't that a joke......the salvation army is out for funds for heating help...At christmas they were on tv talking about the millions of $$$$ donated to them ....another big joke...but thanks for trying....I just wish I hadn't wasted money for coal..
Sharon
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PostBy: LsFarm On: Tue Feb 06, 2007 4:21 pm

Sharon, you haven't really wasted the money on the coal, without the basement being warmed by the stove the last few nights your pipes would have frozen, and you would be in a much worse position.

Keep the stove burning, but not as hot, keep the water circulating, as the outside temperatures warm, you will be more comfortable.

I'm sorry the stove isn't a boiler, but it will keep the worst of the pipe-freezing temperatures at bay.

Check your PM's

Greg L

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LsFarm
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

PostBy: REDMAN On: Tue Feb 06, 2007 5:41 pm

Lost Lady, Is your domestic hot water seperate from your boiler? If not what are you doing for hot water?
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keysoker
Stove/Furnace Model: 90 Direct Vent

PostBy: Lost Lady On: Tue Feb 06, 2007 6:13 pm

my water heater is electric
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PostBy: REDMAN On: Tue Feb 06, 2007 6:34 pm

Maybe later on down the road, when things aren't quite so upside-down, you can use that hot water coil to use for domestic hot water. It would be cheaper than the electric, and maybe you wouldn't feel like you wasted your money on the coal. I know you have much more pressing needs right now, and my prayers are with you. I have two small childern myself and if I had to do it all myself I would be a wreck. Good Luck, I hope everything works out for you.

Shawn
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keysoker
Stove/Furnace Model: 90 Direct Vent

PostBy: Lost Lady On: Tue Feb 06, 2007 6:39 pm

Shawn
Thank You, I might try that.
Sharon
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PostBy: REDMAN On: Tue Feb 06, 2007 7:02 pm

There is a thread on the topic "water heater coil" a couple spaces down from this one. You might want to read through that and try to get an idea what is involved with putting a system like that together.

Shawn
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