Hybrid Boiler Project

Re: Hybrid Boiler Project

PostBy: katman On: Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:05 am

Looks fantastic--looks like you put a radiant zone in the outbuilding? I like your underground line solution but I couldn't get the pvc/insulated pex and foam price numbers to work for me so I went with 1 1/4 thermopex. the foam guys around my area are pirates.
katman
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Magnum
Other Heating: Harman PB 105 Pellet Boiler

Re: Hybrid Boiler Project

PostBy: bksaun On: Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:30 pm

Finally some pictures. the coal bin not buit yet, loading door is behind blue barrel. Need to get it insulated and adjusted.
Hope the baro location is ok, the old 6 inch I used on my last stove said not to install in the top of the pipe, the 8 inch instructions say its OK.
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bksaun
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid, Gentleman Janitor GJ-6RSU/ EFM 700
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 503
Coal Size/Type: Pea Stoker/Bit, Pea or Nut Anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer/ EFM-Gentleman Janitor
Stove/Furnace Model: 503 Insert/ 700/GJ-62

Re: Hybrid Boiler Project

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:55 pm

OUTSTANDING Bk :) Glad to see that Flag flying
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

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Re: Hybrid Boiler Project

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:23 pm

Superb workmanship!
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (It has been fixed!)

Re: Hybrid Boiler Project

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:47 pm

That Gentleman Janitor stoker looks right at home under that EFM. Any fire yet??

You will need a draft gauge to get that baro set properly.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Hybrid Boiler Project

PostBy: bksaun On: Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:33 pm

24 hr test burn, insulating boiler and pipes tomorrow, hooking up baro too.

Bk
bksaun
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid, Gentleman Janitor GJ-6RSU/ EFM 700
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 503
Coal Size/Type: Pea Stoker/Bit, Pea or Nut Anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer/ EFM-Gentleman Janitor
Stove/Furnace Model: 503 Insert/ 700/GJ-62

Re: Hybrid Boiler Project

PostBy: Berlin On: Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:06 am

When you adjust the fuel/air you want to make sure that you can maintain a nice bed of incandescent fuel on top of the retort without dumping too much coke while under extended load. You want the minimum amount of air necessary to both not smoke under fire and prevent excessive fuel/coke loss off the retort. Getting the air/fuel right is tricky in an underfeed stoker with a hearth; It will be even more difficult on an underfeed stoker with a shallow retort suspended in the firebox such as the one you have, but once you get it right, you don't need (or want to) mess with it even under low load conditions.

(I made a video, but I can't upload it sucessfully.)
Berlin
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Will-Burt Combustioneer 77B
Coal Size/Type: Ohio BITUMINOUS pea stoker coal

Re: Hybrid Boiler Project

PostBy: bksaun On: Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:27 pm

thanks Berlin, wish the video would load.
bksaun
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid, Gentleman Janitor GJ-6RSU/ EFM 700
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 503
Coal Size/Type: Pea Stoker/Bit, Pea or Nut Anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer/ EFM-Gentleman Janitor
Stove/Furnace Model: 503 Insert/ 700/GJ-62

Re: Hybrid Boiler Project

PostBy: bksaun On: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:00 pm

Playing with the fuel/air. some pics for you. Not sure if its right or not.

Manometer at .04-.05

Flu temp seems high, its 300*
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bksaun
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid, Gentleman Janitor GJ-6RSU/ EFM 700
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 503
Coal Size/Type: Pea Stoker/Bit, Pea or Nut Anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer/ EFM-Gentleman Janitor
Stove/Furnace Model: 503 Insert/ 700/GJ-62

Re: Hybrid Boiler Project

PostBy: bksaun On: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:10 pm

My coal was delivered today to, the truck just fit in the silage trough! I was sweating that a little.

38.75 tons and I still have room for more!
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tires had 8 inches of clearance
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Need a big tarp!
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bksaun
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid, Gentleman Janitor GJ-6RSU/ EFM 700
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 503
Coal Size/Type: Pea Stoker/Bit, Pea or Nut Anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer/ EFM-Gentleman Janitor
Stove/Furnace Model: 503 Insert/ 700/GJ-62

Re: Hybrid Boiler Project

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:21 pm

Dang!!!!!!!!! You should have ran an auger over to that bin!!!!!! You are taking buying bulk to a new high! Looks like you could take two more TT's> Nice BK
Scottscoaled
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x3, 700 Van Wert 800
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: EFM 150, Keystoker 150
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck

Re: Hybrid Boiler Project

PostBy: bksaun On: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:30 pm

Wish I could afford more, but he brought 14 more tons than I was expecting, there went my beer money for a while! OOPS! I forgot, I bought that in bulk too, brought back 50 cases of Yuengling when I picked up the stoker. Still have a little left! :D

I like your auger idea, but the boiler house is 1/2 a mile away, maybe a project for next year.
bksaun
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid, Gentleman Janitor GJ-6RSU/ EFM 700
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 503
Coal Size/Type: Pea Stoker/Bit, Pea or Nut Anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer/ EFM-Gentleman Janitor
Stove/Furnace Model: 503 Insert/ 700/GJ-62

Re: Hybrid Boiler Project

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:43 pm

What, did you buy someones back 40, or I mean 500??????
Scottscoaled
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x3, 700 Van Wert 800
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: EFM 150, Keystoker 150
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck

Re: Hybrid Boiler Project

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:44 pm

Sounds like a good place to have next years M & G :D :D
Scottscoaled
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x3, 700 Van Wert 800
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: EFM 150, Keystoker 150
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck

Re: Hybrid Boiler Project

PostBy: bksaun On: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:47 pm

No 50 not 500 cases. be a long drive for a meet and greet!, you must Bring yuengling to be admited! :lol:
bksaun
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid, Gentleman Janitor GJ-6RSU/ EFM 700
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 503
Coal Size/Type: Pea Stoker/Bit, Pea or Nut Anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer/ EFM-Gentleman Janitor
Stove/Furnace Model: 503 Insert/ 700/GJ-62

Visit Lehigh Anthracite