How important is it that the burnpot is perfectly level?

How important is it that the burnpot is perfectly level?

PostBy: Seven On: Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:47 pm

I took things apart on my df520 and switched the motor and auger from side to side to accomodate my basement install. When I reassembled everything and lined the slot in the tube with the peg the pot is not perfectly level.

I searched the forum and I've seen where at least one person has turned the tube and renotched it so that it was level. However, I'm thinking if it was critical the factory would have spent some more time getting it right...or did the guy who assembled it before me not do something correctly?

It is not off from level much, but it is not perfect. What will the effects be with the coal feed into the pot and the ash fall off?

Thanks,

Roger
Seven
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: How important is it that the burnpot is perfectly level?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:26 pm

It isn't uncommon for the pot to lean a little one way or the other. I've also seen level pots installed in unlevel boilers. :)

As long as it is close, I wouldn't worry about it.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: How important is it that the burnpot is perfectly level?

PostBy: stoker-man On: Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:24 pm

If it's an 1/8", I wouldn't worry about it. There have been times when the errors in drilling and machining left the pot hang about 1/2", which was causing problems. At that point it was good to cut the notch and level it up.
stoker-man
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: 1981 efm wcb-24 in use 365 days a year
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Chestnut
Other Heating: Hearthstone wood stove