Looking for a ceramic fiber combustion chamber

Looking for a ceramic fiber combustion chamber

PostBy: frankfrag123 On: Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:26 pm

Im looking to find the combustion chamber for my efm VT 700 100,000 btu.. I just took it all apart because it was exhausting into my house and the combustion chamber fell to pieces.. I cant find one anywhere or should I say I dont really know where to look. any help would be great.. Thanks Frank.
frankfrag123
 
Stove/Furnace Make: efm
Stove/Furnace Model: VT700

Re: Looking for a ceramic fiber combustion chamber

PostBy: Berlin On: Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:53 pm


http://www.ebay.com/itm/OIL-BURNER-COMBUSTION-CHAMBER-QUICKFIRE-15X14X12-KIT-/140486430005?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20b5a4cd35
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.

(I've bought a few from this guy, he's cheaper than most of the supply houses)


http://www.ebay.com/itm/BOILER-COMBUSTION-CHAMBER-QUICKFIRE-9-DIAMETER-FURNACE-/130429947602?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e5e3b0ed2
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.


http://www.patriot-supply.com/search_ne ... search=Go'


Also any local supply house will be able to sell you a generic or order the specific one for your boiler, usually, but $$$$ for the specific one. Don't be scared away from using a generic, as long as it's somewhat close, you'll be fine.
Berlin
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Will-Burt Combustioneer 77B
Coal Size/Type: Ohio BITUMINOUS pea stoker coal

Re: Looking for a ceramic fiber combustion chamber

PostBy: stoker-man On: Fri Nov 09, 2012 3:48 pm

They are still available and currently made. What town are you in? On these models, only the factory made refractory will work. Otherwise you'll burn up the base immediately.
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

Re: Looking for a ceramic fiber combustion chamber

PostBy: Berlin On: Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:03 pm

stoker-man wrote:They are still available and currently made. What town are you in? On these models, only the factory made refractory will work. Otherwise you'll burn up the base immediately.



I'm not familiar with that particular boiler. Having said that, you're saying that a 1" ceramic fiber generic chamber cut to the proper dimensions would cause the base to burn out?? I'm not trying to be a pain, I've just never seen a wet or dry base boiler that will have problems because the exact "factory" refractory isn't used. With the result being I'd hate to see him spend a couple hundred $$ (factory replacements are usually well over $100) vs. spending $45 or so on something that would also work fine with a little cutting.
Berlin
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Will-Burt Combustioneer 77B
Coal Size/Type: Ohio BITUMINOUS pea stoker coal

Re: Looking for a ceramic fiber combustion chamber

PostBy: stoker-man On: Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:33 pm

The 700s are a round, water jacket, vertical tube boiler, welded to a sheet metal square base. The front panel unscrews and the refractory is pushed straight into the chamber area and there is almost no clearance between the bottom of the boiler and top of the chamber. Sometimes you even have to shave a little off the bottom to get it in, or what we did for the last few years was to shave the refractory and provide a 1/2" board to put under the chamber to push it up. The 700s firing rate was low enough that the chambers were durable.

The VT1000 series used the same construction, but because of the higher firing rate, any gap at the top would allow the super heat to burn right through the base.

You're correct about the price. With shipping and tax, it's under $200 unless it's drivable. It's an Oversize 1 shipping box.
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