Boiler Jackets

Re: Boiler Jackets

PostBy: Pacowy On: Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:11 pm

After rereading this thread, my apologies to stokerscot. It apparently was AA130FIREMAN who was in stokerscot's coal dust.

Mike
Pacowy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: H.B. Smith 350 Mills boiler/EFM 85R stoker
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/anthracite

Re: Boiler Jackets

PostBy: stoker-man On: Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:13 pm

Must be slow on the forum. This thread got attacked like a great white on blood.

The jacket keeps more heat inside the boiler so it can be directed to the living spaces of the house. If some heat loss in the basement helps keep it more comfortable and the floor above it, then skip the jacket. If the heat in the basement is being wasted, then install the jacket.
stoker-man
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: 1981 efm wcb-24 in use 365 days a year
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Chestnut
Other Heating: Hearthstone wood stove

Re: Boiler Jackets

PostBy: whistlenut On: Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:17 pm

It's a new year, let the games begin!! Malta is right in the decent path for Boston and Manchester airports, so we all see the 'Heat Plume' rising from an unnamed forum member. His pool radiates heat all summer, too. Was that a rail spur I saw being constructed in October?
Back to the jacket thing....I never run 180 either, 170 max; 140-165 and never a problem. It might circulate a bit longer, but what's the difference. If baseboard radiates 700 btu's per foot at 180, it will probably do 600 at 160. Big deal with a solid fuel source. Makes for an extremely quiet system with very little radical temp changes in the piping. :idea:

All in good fun, Chris................
whistlenut
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks Boiler,Itasca415,NYer130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska,Gibraltor,Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck,Pea,Nut&Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB

Re: Boiler Jackets

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:18 pm

Pacowy wrote:After rereading this thread, my apologies to stokerscot. It apparently was AA130FIREMAN who was in stokerscot's coal dust.

Mike

Guess I have my music artist mixed up, ya know my favorite music pair is Dolly Parton :D
AA130FIREMAN
 
Stove/Furnace Make: axeman anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 anthratube

Re: Boiler Jackets

PostBy: whistlenut On: Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:22 pm

Do you live on a farm? If so, it must be a dairy farm, with your fascination for the 'milkers'. I can see a trip to DollyWood in you future; 'Wood' being the operative word. ;) :roll: :oops: :shock: :o
whistlenut
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks Boiler,Itasca415,NYer130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska,Gibraltor,Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck,Pea,Nut&Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB

Re: Boiler Jackets

PostBy: CoalBurner5 On: Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:40 pm

I put the boiler in this year. This is the first year with the large house. I'm sure i'm loosing some heat through block and two garage doors. In the near future i'm going to stud up the block area and cover it to an almost finished basement. Right now i'm running 6 teeth at 7 air and it's burning very well.

The house has 1/2 the house hot water radiators and half the house run through forced air being feed through a heat exchanger (which i'm sure not the most efficient).

The boiler is running high of 180 low of 160 and timer is about 2 mins every 30 mins. It runs perfect and the ashes are burned through.

I purchased coal from a very good source at 185.00 a ton delivered. i purchased 10 tons and i'm sure i'll need more for the winter. Next year i got a deal already set up for coal to be delivered via tri axle at 157.00 a ton (family friend runs the trucking business).

Let me know if anyone has any more thoughts.
CoalBurner5
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 520 Dual Fuel

Re: Boiler Jackets

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:14 pm

Sounds like you have the 520 "tuned". Jackets might help a little, but don't expect miracles.

5500 sq.feet is a big shack, and you know the old saying... a big horse eats a lot of hay.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/buck
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Boiler Jackets

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:46 pm

stoker-man wrote:Must be slow on the forum. This thread got attacked like a great white on blood.

We just need some fresh meat to sink our teeth into !!! :taz: :wine: toothy
AA130FIREMAN
 
Stove/Furnace Make: axeman anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 anthratube

Re: Boiler Jackets

PostBy: ben On: Tue Jan 04, 2011 12:03 am

We have friends who heat a 6 bedroom mansion with 12 foot ceilings 4700 square feet with an efm 900. Running 3 circulators. They chose not to install the jacket and they have a little more heat in the basement which keeps the hardwood floors warmer. They keep their heat set at 70. This unit works perfect for them never an issue. They burn this unit all summer. They supply domestic hot water to the carriage house which has a small efficiency apartment. They bought this unit used and refurbished. They also burn buckweat less than 11 ton per year. They switched from natural gas 4 years ago and can't be happier. EFM is a great unit. I have a 350 in a traditional cape cod and only burn about 5 ton. I have jackets on my
EFM but I do not have insulation surrounding the boiler.
ben
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 350

Re: Boiler Jackets

PostBy: Sting On: Tue Jan 04, 2011 12:31 am

AA130FIREMAN wrote:
stoker-man wrote:Must be slow on the forum. This thread got attacked like a great white on blood.

We just need some fresh meat to sink our teeth into !!! :taz: :wine: toothy


I didn't have a chance

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Sting
 
Other Heating: BurnHAM=NG-gas

Re: Boiler Jackets

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:32 am

Sting wrote:
AA130FIREMAN wrote:
stoker-man wrote:Must be slow on the forum. This thread got attacked like a great white on blood.

We just need some fresh meat to sink our teeth into !!! :taz: :wine: toothy


I didn't have a chance

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Don't fear, there will be more. The early shark gets the fish. :pepsi:
AA130FIREMAN
 
Stove/Furnace Make: axeman anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 anthratube

Re: Boiler Jackets

PostBy: ryan20strohl On: Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:06 pm

i rapped my boiler, just the tank in a hot water heater blanket no covers, it works great
ryan20strohl
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: efm stoker and allen stoker
Coal Size/Type: rice and buck
Other Heating: allen stoker
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520