Heat Loss Calculation / Boiler Sizing

Re: Heat Loss Calculation / Boiler Sizing

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Tue May 01, 2012 7:26 pm

I had a local HVAC company quote me a new hot air furnace. The price was $ 6,000.00 for a Lennox or Thermopride unit.

Not to seem arrogant or rude, but $ 4,000.00 for a dual-fuel boiler is a BARGAIN...!!!

If I had plans to keep this house, I would not hesitate to spend $ 4k for a Leisure Line hopper fed boiler or up to $ 8k for an auger fed EFM DF520 boiler.
EarthWindandFire
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Lil' Heater.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer model 75.
Other Heating: Oil and Natural Gas.

Re: Heat Loss Calculation / Boiler Sizing

PostBy: Rob R. On: Tue May 01, 2012 8:59 pm

Joe, are you asking about the gaskets in the stoker or the entire unit?
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/buck
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Heat Loss Calculation / Boiler Sizing

PostBy: JRDepew On: Tue May 01, 2012 9:37 pm

Rob R. wrote:Joe, are you asking about the gaskets in the stoker or the entire unit?


Rob,

I am only replacing the gaskets around the cleanout door (the one below the DHW plate), the fire viewing door (round door) and the ash pan door for now. BUT, I asked lengths because I want to have enough on hand to replace the stoker unit ones in the future. I don't plan on doing this anytime soon, as this unit has new plates and gaskets installed recently, but I figure if I have to buy by the foot I might as well get enough to do it all.

Thanks,
Joe
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 350

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Re: Heat Loss Calculation / Boiler Sizing

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu May 03, 2012 11:02 am

Joe, I haven't measured the various lengths to have exact dimensions. The cleanout door and ash door are easy enough to measure/estimate. Note that the ash door uses a 5/8" gasket. For the stoker I think 15" of 3/8" and 40" of 1/4" would be pretty close. Order some extra to have on hand.

I got a few "Rutland gasket kits" on ebay that worked very well for mine.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/buck
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

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