I had a fire at my house today :-)

I had a fire at my house today :-)

PostBy: raw79 On: Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:17 pm

After 1 1/2 years of working on and off on my boiler project I created fire in my EFM 520. Beautiful unit. So long OPEC.
I will post many photo's and tell about my adventures in transforming our Horse barn into a Coal Boiler Building. It's 110'
away form our house. :D
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raw79
 
Stove/Furnace Make: 1955 EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

Re: I had a fire at my house today :-)

PostBy: stoker-man On: Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:42 pm

Beautiful installation! I'd put a plug in the end of that open ball valve on the supply line.
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: I had a fire at my house today :-)

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:48 pm

Is the size of your supply pipes going to be big enough to handle all the btu's the 520 will dish out ???
AA130FIREMAN
 
Stove/Furnace Make: axeman anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 anthratube

Re: I had a fire at my house today :-)

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:16 pm

That's a mighty fine looking boiler!
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: I had a fire at my house today :-)

PostBy: raw79 On: Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:35 pm

Stokerman Thank You. Plug installed The reason the valve was installed instead of of low water cutoff I had a family of mice take up residence through the 3/4" vent valve hole, I had It taped but they like DUCT tape. I don't see the 1"pipe size being a problem. My oil boiler is a 90,000 BTU unit running through 11/4" copper. If it is I'll deal with that issue another time. :D
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raw79
 
Stove/Furnace Make: 1955 EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

Re: I had a fire at my house today :-)

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:36 pm

Look at that! No orange peel in the paint -- I can clearly see the chair reflected behind the camera. Show quality! 8-)
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: I had a fire at my house today :-)

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:43 pm

raw79 wrote: I don't see the 1"pipe size being a problem.
I believe 1" will handle about 90,000 btu with 180 degree water and a std. circulator pump. NICE LOOK'IN UNIT :)
AA130FIREMAN
 
Stove/Furnace Make: axeman anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 anthratube

Re: I had a fire at my house today :-)

PostBy: raw79 On: Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:56 pm

AA130FIREMAN thanks for the info. I'm thinking I may not run the boiler much above 160 or 170. I have radiant heat with 1 loop set @140 degree's. That takes care of the house although without the oil boiler in the basement running I'll have to add some baseboard heat this summer. I also have an indirect 40 gal hot water tank set @ 130.Time will tell. Thank God no more oil. !!!!!!!!!!! :-)
raw79
 
Stove/Furnace Make: 1955 EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

Re: I had a fire at my house today :-)

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:02 pm

Lowering the temps will not help, you will have less btu's transfered. The ballance pipe on the returns should be T'd in between the 2 returns, the flow will be to the first port.
AA130FIREMAN
 
Stove/Furnace Make: axeman anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 anthratube

Re: I had a fire at my house today :-)

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:09 pm

Typical NYS ingenuity. Outstanding my friend ;)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: I had a fire at my house today :-)

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:25 pm

I believe you would want a pump and a flo check on the bypass loop between the supply and return (whats to stop the cold return water from going directly to the supply?). I believe Sting will give some more insightfull information :gee: toothy
AA130FIREMAN
 
Stove/Furnace Make: axeman anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 anthratube

Re: I had a fire at my house today :-)

PostBy: raw79 On: Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:39 pm

AA130fireman thanks again for the input. I'll see how things work out and then make changes if needed. :) :roll:
raw79
 
Stove/Furnace Make: 1955 EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

Re: I had a fire at my house today :-)

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:47 pm

Beautiful restore and install!!!

is it a gravity system? didnt see circulation pumps?
Poconoeagle
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: I had a fire at my house today :-)

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:50 pm

Poconoeagle wrote:Beautiful restore and install!!!

is it a gravity system? didnt see circulation pumps?


I was about to ask the same thing!
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: I had a fire at my house today :-)

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:54 pm

Poconoeagle wrote:Beautiful restore and install!!!

is it a gravity system? didnt see circulation pumps?

I hope not, with the pipes going down, the heat wouldn't go anywhere.
AA130FIREMAN
 
Stove/Furnace Make: axeman anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 anthratube