Clean out

Clean out

PostBy: Qball On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:47 pm

Took advantage of the 47 degree temp and did a shut down and complete cleaning. Got rid of alot of fly ash. Back up and running!
Qball
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker Koker
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: Clean out

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:54 pm

Good move! You are probably ready to make it through the rest of the heating season now.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (It has been fixed!)

Re: Clean out

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:18 pm

I did the same .... although not by choice ....

Damn these friggin' rocks!!!! :mad3:

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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


Re: Clean out

PostBy: rubicondave33 On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:54 pm

60 here today, shut down and cleaned out also. I was surprised by how little flyash there was, always a good thing.
rubicondave33
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: efm
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: Clean out

PostBy: plumber On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:14 pm

After seeing this post, I decided to look at the boiler. I cleaned it on New Year's Day, but looked at it anyway. Glad I did, full of flyash again. I'm not thrilled with this coal this year, tons of flyash and having consistency issues. Oh well, find me a different source next year.
plumber
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 350

Re: Clean out

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:24 pm

plumber wrote:After seeing this post, I decided to look at the boiler. I cleaned it on New Year's Day, but looked at it anyway. Glad I did, full of flyash again. I'm not thrilled with this coal this year, tons of flyash and having consistency issues. Oh well, find me a different source next year.


What coal would that be?
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (It has been fixed!)

Re: Clean out

PostBy: plumber On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:53 pm

I'm burning Jeddo this year. I may be great coal, but I don't think it's compatible with my boiler.
I'm having all sorts of issues I didn't have last year.
plumber
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 350

Re: Clean out

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:12 pm

Got a TT load of Jeddo rice in 2010 that I am into just now. One rock got jammed in the AnthraKing and I couldn't figure out what was happening. Jeddo perhaps may be on my suspect list although one big rock does not a problem make, I should have noticed it, I'll be more careful now. Lot of good heat though a lot of ash is my impression. I need to do some measurements. Perhaps I need a sieve on the top of the hopper.
coalnewbie
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93,
Baseburners & Antiques: Invader 2 Wings Best, Glenwood #8 + Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22