L.L. 110K boiler pictures after 1 year in operation

L.L. 110K boiler pictures after 1 year in operation

PostBy: jpen1 On: Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:07 pm

My Leisure Line 110K will be celebrating 1 year of continous operation early next month. So far I have used just over 4.5 tons to date for all my heating and domestic hot water usage for the year. To put that in perspective, I used 4 tons in my Alaska stove the previous year just for heat alone and I burned around 200 gal of fuel oil for domestic hot water. So I couldn't be more pleased with the L.L. boiler to date.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: 110 Boiler

Re: L.L. 110K boiler pictures after 1 year in operation

PostBy: jpen1 On: Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:10 pm

Picture of the optional easy celanout assembly with the 1 piece insulated cover removed.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: 110 Boiler

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PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:34 am

Sounds like a thumbs-up!! :D
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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

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Re: L.L. 110K boiler pictures after 1 year in operation

PostBy: Lee1 On: Tue Jul 26, 2011 2:35 am

Sounds great, I also have an alaska in basement and burn about 4 ton a year. I also burn about 250 gallons of oil a year from oil boiler (mostly hot water)
I have actually thought about doing exactly what you did but a little nervous. I have a Wells Mclaine oil boiler that is'nt very old (hot water baseboard) heating a 1100 sq. ft ranch. (not including basement) Alaska channing 3 in basement. About what kind of cost did you have to switch out to LI 110 k boiler? How does the hotwater work? do you have enough?
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Channing 3

Re: L.L. 110K boiler pictures after 1 year in operation

PostBy: jpen1 On: Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:16 pm

I didn't switch out per say as I just added the L.L. in series. So I just tee'd off the oil boiler's supply to the coal boiler's return. Then piped the coal boiler's supply to the return of my oil boiler. I have a circulator that runs 24/7 (interlocked to run whenever the coal boiler is powered) between the two boilers. This works quite well and gives me some extra water capacity and minimizes the overshoot you get with any coal appliance. I have nver run out of hot water with the indirect coil in the boiler. You can even tie the hotwater coil in from your oil boiler in series with that of the coal boiler or you could just use the one in the oil boiler if you hook up the boiler in a similar manner wher you constantly circulate between the two boilers. As for cost of the install, it would depend on whether you are doing the work yourself or hiring it done. Also many other factors apply like ditance between the boilers pipe size and whether or not you need to add any flow
check(s). If doing the work yourself it should be less than $1000 for the install + the cost of the boiler which lists for around $3995.
jpen1
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: 110 Boiler

Re: L.L. 110K boiler pictures after 1 year in operation

PostBy: traderfjp On: Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:41 am

Your boiler room looks clean enough to eat off the floor. Nice setup. I have an Alaska stoker and burn 2.5-3 tons depending on how cold the winter is for that year. Last year it was a long cold winter. Over the summer I pulled off my cedar shingles and added tuff-r foam board and vinyl shakes. I should see a reduction in coal usage.

How do you get the coal in the basement? Re u using bagged?

How often do you need to empty the ash pan on a typical winter's day?
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Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing 3

Re: L.L. 110K boiler pictures after 1 year in operation

PostBy: jpen1 On: Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:40 pm

I use bulk coal and I just shoot it out of my trailer through a window into my bin. I can always go atleast 2 days on an ash pan in the dead of winter. About once a week this time of year.
jpen1
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: 110 Boiler

Re: L.L. 110K boiler pictures after 1 year in operation

PostBy: Freddy On: Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:33 am

Good going!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
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Re: L.L. 110K boiler pictures after 1 year in operation

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:52 pm

wow!
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Re: L.L. 110K boiler pictures after 1 year in operation

PostBy: coal berner On: Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:28 am

jpen1 wrote:I use bulk coal and I just shoot it out of my trailer through a window into my bin. I can always go atleast 2 days on an ash pan in the dead of winter. About once a week this time of year.

Well Jim either that little bugger likes to eat alot of coal per day or you have small ash tubs /Pans in it
2 days in winter once pan a week that sounds like a lot of coal burning how many minutes or hrs a day is the unit running
24 hr period

I go 14 to 20 days per ash tub in winter & 24 to 30 days in Spring summer fall depending on which size tubes I am using
unit runs 1hr 15 minutes to 1hr 45 minutes per 24 hr depending on how much wash and showers are being taking & done
72 minutes of that is on timer run alone the balance is the water being heated Non heating season .
Heating season is 2 to 3 hrs a 24 hr run per day 36 minutes of that is on timer alone The balance is heating 3140 sq ft of house at 70 to 74 degrees between two heating zones this year will be three zones

How often to you fill the hopper per day or week

I fill bin 3 times in winter 1 to 1.5 times in none heating season feed bin holds 1.980 to 1.990 lbs with out coal falling out over top to floor there is always 2 to 3 hundreds lbs left in bin between fills some times less when I want to clean fines out at the bottom of bin
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: L.L. 110K boiler pictures after 1 year in operation

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:05 pm

Very nice unit!

I'm hoping someone will post pictures of the 110 Furnace for us hot air types!
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Lil' Heater.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer model 75.
Other Heating: Oil and Natural Gas.

Re: L.L. 110K boiler pictures after 1 year in operation

PostBy: jpen1 On: Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:47 pm

Jay I could go 4 days in the winter and over a week in the summer. Coal I had from lenigs last year was higher in ash than UAE and very heavy. I don't like to carry out full ash pans as I don't like dust blowing all over the place. Plus you know my ash pile is a good distance from the house. I am only burning about 15 lbs a day during the summer with 3 women in the house = lots of hot water. When the wind is howling off the frozen lake out back in the dead of winter betwenn 50 to 60lbs a day, but that is no more than I used with my alaska stove and I hvae the hot water as a bonus.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: 110 Boiler

Re: L.L. 110K boiler pictures after 1 year in operation

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:45 pm

coal berner wrote: Heating season is 2 to 3 hrs a 24 hr run per day 36 minutes of that is on timer alone The balance is heating 3140 sq ft of house at 70 to 74 degrees between two heating zones this year will be three zones


That is very impressive. Is your house in town and/or surrounded by trees? Wind exposure can make a huge difference in heating load, and I'm wondering if that has something to do with your exceptionally low coal consumption.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: L.L. 110K boiler pictures after 1 year in operation

PostBy: kstills On: Fri Sep 16, 2011 4:27 pm

Jpen,

Are you running PEX off your hot water coil? If so, how did that work out?

I am trying to decide if I should hook up my hot water tank or just go direct (direct would be much easier) and if PEX will do the job, that might just seal the deal...
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Stoker Coal Boiler: WL 110
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line

Re: L.L. 110K boiler pictures after 1 year in operation

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:42 pm

Pex tubing is fine for hooking up the tankless.
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