van wert va-600

van wert va-600

PostBy: lancenator09 On: Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:04 pm

My VA-600 is overheating due to too much airflow. I have had to reduce the air and am wondering how to change the auger speed to prevent wasting coal in the ashes. I do not have an operator's manual, so I don't know how to adjust it. Does anyone know how to locate a manual or how to change the setting? Thanks in advance for any help.
lancenator09
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert
Other Heating: oil boiler
Stove/Furnace Make: anthratherm
Stove/Furnace Model: VA 600

Re: van wert va-600

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:23 pm

On the 1200 the only way to do this is by changing a pulley. Not sure about the 600 but the air adjustment is on the back, its the red slider partially seen to the left in this image:

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What do you have the aquastat set at?
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: van wert va-600

PostBy: lancenator09 On: Fri Dec 31, 2010 6:47 pm

My aquastat is set at 190F for the high and at 150F for the low. It actually goes up to 200F after the fan shuts off and it goes down to about 140F. I guess the aquastats aren't exactly perfect with their settings.
lancenator09
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert
Other Heating: oil boiler
Stove/Furnace Make: anthratherm
Stove/Furnace Model: VA 600

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Re: van wert va-600

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:31 pm

The aquastats are accurate, but the boiler can continue to heat the water after it shuts down. Aquastats incorporate a differential or "drift", for example a Honeywell triple aquastat with a low setting of 170° will not fire the stoker until the water temperature drops to 160°.
See page 5 on this:
http://customer.honeywell.com/techlit/p ... 0-2553.pdf
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

Re: van wert va-600

PostBy: bradglynn On: Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:42 am

hello my name is Brad have a Van Wert va 600 it was in the house when I bought it they supposedly had it totally rebuilt 5 to 7 years ago now the ring that goes around the top of the pot that shakes back and forth broke does anyone know where I can buy one and also can I run the stove with this being broke without doing damage to any other parts on the stove also does anybody know the name of the part that I am looking for I believe it's called a rocker ring any help would be grateful thanks
bradglynn
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: van wert va600
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: no
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: no
Coal Size/Type: buckwheat
Other Heating: back up oil

Re: van wert va-600

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:47 am

Holy necroposting Batman !

Thread is 4 yrs old


welcome to the forum Brad


I have no help to give you ... maybe others could help .. a pic may aid folks
davidmcbeth3
 
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea/anthra
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 503

Re: van wert va-600

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:41 am

That is an ash shaker,designed to break any clinkers that form,can be removed & boiler will operate just fine. Type restoration of Van Wert 400 into the search box ,Member Scottscoaled talks about the ring,very interesting rebuild .
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Other Heating: Oaktree OWB 600K

Re: van wert va-600

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:02 am

The slicer is not necessary.
anthony7812
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Nut/Anthracite

Re: van wert va-600

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:55 pm

Yes, you can run that VW-600 very well with out the ash slice. A bolt on either side of the pot and it will come right off. Disconnect the linkage and plug the hole where it goes out to the stoker. That whole assembly isn't needed.
Scottscoaled
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x4, 700. Van Wert 1200.
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: EFM 150, Keystoker 150
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck

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