It's Alive!

Re: It's Alive!

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:41 pm

Nice. So this is what all this stealth mode is about. :clap: toothy
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: It's Alive!

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:18 pm

Wow Rob, my hands got warm just holding them near the screen. very impressive set up.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Invader 2
Baseburners & Antiques: Wings Best, Glenwood #8(x2) Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice,
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: It's Alive!

PostBy: Pacowy On: Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:12 pm

I think he's been working on making it even quieter than it was in the hope that his wife won't notice when he moves it to the living room. :lol:

Mike
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Stoker Coal Boiler: H.B. Smith 350 Mills boiler/EFM 85R stoker
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Re: It's Alive!

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:15 pm

Pacowy wrote:I think he's been working on making it even quieter than it was in the hope that his wife won't notice when he moves it to the living room. :lol:

Mike


She already told me just because I have it dressed up and quiet doesn't mean it can change locations. :(
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: It's Alive!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:44 pm

For some odd reason it is very difficult not to video our boilers running. :D

Nice job!
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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: It's Alive!

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:55 am

Added a piece of 1" thick ceramic insulation "blanket" to the inside of the fire door. It fit so well that I did not even have to glue it. So far the results are pretty encouraging. There is a noticeable difference in the amount of heat coming from the door when the stoker is running. Cost for the insulation was $24, and there is enough left to do my brother's EFM as well.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: It's Alive!

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:01 am

Nice!

All of our T-Stats were turned on today. No heat calls from any of them yet though. So at this end I'm still waiting to be able to say "It's Alive!". Soon though, I reckon.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: It's Alive!

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:07 am

I am only running the EFM for domestic hot water until the drum is empty, then I need to shut it down and clean the fines out. I also have a clean out tee to replace the 90 degree elbow currently on the flue outlet of the boiler.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: It's Alive!

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:31 am

The T-Stat for our bedroom zone loop just made a heat call, and in response the bedroom loops zone valve opened and the circulator turned on. And soon after that the boiler fired up. It's alive!!!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: It's Alive!

PostBy: StokerDon On: Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:31 pm

The insulation on the fire door is a good idea. Without it, the fire door can get very, very hot. It's nice to be able to accidentally brush against it without getting burnt!

-Don
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Gentleman Janitor GJ-51/EFM S-20 conversion boiler, BairMatic BMC-500 with Van Wert VA400 Stoker, Gentleman Janitor small one piece GJ-51
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