Shut down boiler for cleaning, please advice, and dampner Q

Re: Shut down boiler for cleaning, please advice, and dampner Q

PostBy: kevin12973 On: Fri May 28, 2010 9:13 am

On your access pannels, use rope gasket with gasket adheisive on one side. Rtv seals exceelent but is a bitc@ to re-open later. I put a 2" round brush on my cordless drill and clean the tubes from the bottom up spinning slowly. Coal burner, I have a latch on my round door. Looks factory to me. I agree it is not nessesary though.
kevin12973
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 1956 SF-520 hot water

Re: Shut down boiler for cleaning, please advice, and dampner Q

PostBy: coal berner On: Fri May 28, 2010 10:13 am

kevin12973 wrote:On your access pannels, use rope gasket with gasket adheisive on one side. Rtv seals exceelent but is a bitc@ to re-open later. I put a 2" round brush on my cordless drill and clean the tubes from the bottom up spinning slowly. Coal burner, I have a latch on my round door. Looks factory to me. I agree it is not nessesary though.

That will depend on what boiler the unit has on it some tube boilers had 1 3/4" Tubes Others came with 2 1/4" tubes
Let me guess The latch is a flat piece of bar stock with the nut holding it on to the spring Handel bolt .
Most round doors did not have them I guess later they where added like I said seen over one hundred of them only two had a latch on them which where home made . I was told by a guy that was a efm dealer for over 30 years 1953 to 1985 that the early ones never came with a latch only a spring Handel bolt with a nut on the inside like all the ones I see or
seen . Does not real matter does not need one . A gasket is all you need to seal the clean out door remember you want to beable to take it off for yearly cleaning it still help you clean out the fly ash from the smoke self area .
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: Shut down boiler for cleaning, please advice, and dampner Q

PostBy: incynr8 On: Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:09 am

Thanks everyone, I got the tubes clean, unit all cleaned, new shear pins installed on worm drive, painted up some base areas. Next is gearbox oil, pan gear lube and reaseal back of unit cleanout plate plus new door rope seals.
almost there!
incynr8