Hybrid Boiler Project

Hybrid Boiler Project

PostBy: bksaun On: Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:44 am

Rushing to get my boiler installed before winter, Its aan EFM 700 with a Jentleman Janitor stoker, we have tested our local Bituminous and it burns well, should be able to burn Anthracite or Bit which is difficult to do.

Building is 16'x16'
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6 inches of concrete
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Bk
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1/2 inch pex in floor.
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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: Rob R. On: Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:52 am

Beautiful background in the photos. Please keep us updated as the project moves along. Pictures of the boiler and stoker would be eeeeexcellent.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Hybrid Boiler Project

PostBy: bksaun On: Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:57 am

Have not picked it up yet, rushing to get ready.

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

Visit Lehigh Anthracite

Re: Hybrid Boiler Project

PostBy: bksaun On: Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:06 am

Frame up going well if the wether cooperates.
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Insulation added, metal next
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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: EarthWindandFire On: Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:39 am

Hi Bill,

Nice project!

What are the dimensions of your boiler building?
EarthWindandFire
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Lil' Heater.
Other Heating: Oil Furnace and Kerosene Heaters.

Re: Hybrid Boiler Project

PostBy: bksaun On: Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:43 am

16'x16'.

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: Dennis On: Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:46 pm

will the coal bin be inside,keep up the good work, winter will be here sooner than you think
Dennis
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size

Re: Hybrid Boiler Project

PostBy: bksaun On: Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:53 pm

Yes, inside with a loading door for a front end loader on the left side of the building.

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: bksaun On: Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:23 am

Progress....
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Metal almost done
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Coal loading door to the left of the window.
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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: Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:41 pm

Moving right along, chimney done, 1" pex al pex insulated with pipe insulation, inside sch 30 pvc and 3 inches of closed cell foam around that buried at least 24" deep, (frost line is 18" here).
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3 inches minimum of closed cell foam
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sch 30 pvc with pex inside
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Moving right along with the project.
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Not much room for insulation
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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: Dennis On: Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:55 pm

It's coming along good. Will you be running insulated or uninsulated pex inside the conduit.So,will the next set of pics. be the stoker.
Dennis
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size

Re: Hybrid Boiler Project

PostBy: bksaun On: Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:05 pm

The pex is insulated inside the pvc pipe, thats about as good as I can do short of pulling a vacume on the PVC.

I will be making a trip to PA to pick up the stoker and boiler soon.
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: Rob R. On: Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:18 pm

Looking good! Great piece of property you have there...I really enjoy the pictures.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Hybrid Boiler Project

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:25 pm

Nice work! Looking forward to more photos as you progress.
Wood'nCoal
 
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

Re: Hybrid Boiler Project

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:47 pm

MAN is that one GORGEOUS slice of American soil right there!!! I would die for that view! :up: :punk: Doesn't get any better than that right there!

KY is where I'll probably move if I ever get out of this God-forsaken bastion alive ....

That building is MINT. Nice work! 100x more livable than my house is! :lol:
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

Visit Lehigh Anthracite