Burnham sfb-101

Burnham sfb-101

PostBy: TCMW On: Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:14 am

Hi - I am currently looking at a sfb-101 boiler to burn coal. cant find a spec manual.

I have some questions?
How many gallons of water does it hold? It has a water jacket not coil?
What size anthracite coal? How much coal can it hold?
How do you shake the grates?

Thxs.
TCMW
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: MARK III

Re: Burnham sfb-101

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:50 am

Try calling Burnham and ask for a manual.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/buck
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Burnham sfb-101

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:02 pm

TCMW wrote:Hi - I am currently looking at a sfb-101 boiler to burn coal. cant find a spec manual.

I have some questions?
How many gallons of water does it hold? It has a water jacket not coil?
What size anthracite coal? How much coal can it hold?
How do you shake the grates?

Thxs.

It holds about 40 gallons IIRC. It has a coil if it is set up to heat domestic hot water, it was an option. All boilers have a water jacket, that's what makes them boilers.
Nut coal, should hold about 80# total. Be sure to fill it right to the top every time you reload it.
There should be a square shaft at the top when you open the ash door to shake the grates, if it doesn't have one and the grates are fixed you have a wood burner. Burnham may be able to supply the parts you need to burn coal but I would call them first before you buy it.
Ask them to send you a manual while your at it. If you can't get one from them, PM me, I'll send a copy of the one I have.
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

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Re: Burnham sfb-101

PostBy: TCMW On: Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:13 am

thxs rob & coaledsweat

the sfb-101 is both wood and coal.
working on getting the manual. i will let you know how i make out.
TCMW
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: MARK III

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