Shut down for the season

Shut down for the season

PostBy: coalkirk On: Sat Mar 24, 2007 8:37 am

It has been fairly warm here the last few days and nights. I'm down to a couple hundred pounds of coal and last night I let the fire go out. Time to tear it down and clean it up till the fall. Anyone remember the name of that stuff someone recommended to spray on the parts? CPM or something like that?
Another great season of warmth from anthracite! Buying that coal stoker boiler was one of the smartest moves I've ever made. Stayer warmer for much less $$$.
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1981 EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: anthracite/rice coal

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PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Mar 24, 2007 9:50 am

Now you did it, Mother Nature monitors this forum and she will take this a a personal afront, and brew up a week of 20 degree weather with 12" of snow !! :) :lol:

For summerizing: According to Jerry at LeisureLine, wash everything down with baking soda disolved in water, this neutralizes the acid in the coal/ash.

I recommended a rust/corrosion proofing product called LPS-3. It is used in the aviation industry as well as others to seal up parts for storage or use in corrosive environments.

The LPS-3 leaves a waxy layer that will greatly reduce oxygen getting to the underlying surface.

WD-40 or similar thin sprays leave behind only a thin layer of silicone, which does very little to prevent corrosion.

I would wirebrush, sand and paint the inside of your coal hopper, this is better than any other method to stop rust, and preserve the parts.

Take care, just don't summer-ize the snowblower and snow shovels yet, maybe MotherNature will be appeased :)

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

PostBy: e.alleg On: Sat Mar 24, 2007 8:20 pm

Last week I almost took the snowplow off the tractor but something came up and I left it on. Good thing because it snowed. I haven't seen an April yet without a major snowstorm and temps in the teens. We'll see. :twisted:
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

PostBy: rouxzy On: Sat Mar 24, 2007 11:32 pm

Shut it down? I've got mine idling at a rate of about 25 pounds a day. The nights still get in the 30's. I'm only having ot tend to it once a day though. I'm figuring I still got another month before I even think about shutting it down.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut / Anthracite

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