Plumbing

Plumbing

PostBy: Redshooter On: Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:28 pm

I am ready to start Installing our boiler and would like to know what size pump and what size pex for supply and return.
Redshooter
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Royal
Stove/Furnace Model: Add on

Re: Plumbing

PostBy: Phil May On: Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:52 pm

You need to provide info on distance and load (btu) and any other specific info.
Phil May
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 700
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 700

Re: Plumbing

PostBy: Yanche On: Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:56 pm

Read this thread, it will give you all the design information you need to have. Doing it any other way is just guessing.


Yanche's Toolbox, Piping & Circulator Selection Method
Yanche
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Alternate Heating Systems S-130
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea

Re: Plumbing

PostBy: Redshooter On: Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:32 pm

Well I have it plumbed and am getting ready to light it for the first time. I am open to suggestions on how to light it and set it up for the first time.
Redshooter
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Royal
Stove/Furnace Model: Add on

Re: Plumbing

PostBy: McGiever On: Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:47 pm

Redshooter wrote:Well I have it plumbed and am getting ready to light it for the first time. I am open to suggestions on how to light it and set it up for the first time.


Calling *lsayer*...where are you.?
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Plumbing

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:13 pm

What kind of boiler are we talking about here? For our AHS Coal Gun I use a mapp gas or propane torch to light it. I dump in about 1/3 pail of old/dry coal ash, and then I load mine up all the way (filling the hopper also) with coal, and then I insert (jam) about 10-12 nuggets of Cowboy Coal into the anthracite through the flapper port (directly into the anthratube) and turn on the fan and lastly hit the Cowboy Coal with the torch. Then I keep a heavy load on it for two hours straight after ignition so the fan runs non stop and the boiler water comes up to 180 degrees while still under a load. For a load I run the hot water tap nearly wide open on the laundry sink in our basement. I do this because my circulator won't run unless the boiler is at 150 degrees, and therefore there is no load that i can apply to the boiler at lower temperatures sans the DHW load (via the internal coil). Then I set the regular loads (the T-stats) to 69 degrees and let it make heat for the home as needed. Then I turn on the switch to the ash grate motor. Whatever you do, don't forget this last step, or you will eventually have a hopper fire.

These instructions should basically work for AA Anthratubes, Eshland's, and AHS Coal Guns, but that's about it.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: Plumbing

PostBy: Redshooter On: Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:41 pm

We are located in south west michigan south of Kalamazoo. I appreciate your advice.
Redshooter
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Royal
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Re: Plumbing

PostBy: Redshooter On: Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:52 pm

I forgot to tell you what boiler I have it is a AHS 130.
Redshooter
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Royal
Stove/Furnace Model: Add on

Re: Plumbing

PostBy: Redshooter On: Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:57 am

I have it fired and the wife is loving the heat that it is putting out. The house is warm now, she said that I may have to turn down the heat in the house.
Redshooter
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Royal
Stove/Furnace Model: Add on