memco man wrote:I am planing on having 1000gal storage tank
memco man wrote:Hi everyone I have not done to much with the boiler I however have been buying parts for it I bought three new greats I think that I can make due with the rest, what I was wondering was if I took out the last two greats and put the coal plate in and left it there do you think that I could burn wood in it without any proablems in the warmer weather then when it gets cold put the back plates in it and try coal in it ? I also scored a 1000 gal cement lined tank it came from our steam boiler that they are removing at work that should work pretty good in the summer for storing hot water if anyone has any thoughts or suggestions I am open to them
steamup wrote:Design a dump zone method carefully. These boilers do not like to idle at no or small loads. My dump zone consists of overriding the house thermostat and dumping to my house.
I found that with my house, I could not fire the boiler until the outside air temperature was at leat below 40-45 degrees for an extended period of time.
memco man wrote:hi oil man it sounds that you have some experience with burning coal in a tarms I bought a truck load of wood to start out with and am planing to work into the coal threw out the winter to see how it works if you have any tips I would really like to here them