Scottscoaled boiler sizing method

Re: Scottscoaled boiler sizing method

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:49 am

Joeski wrote:
Scottscoaled wrote:In response to all the threads about boiler sizing and not keeping warm.


Scott's two step boiler sizing method;

Step 1. Determine if the building is less than 5000 square feet, has four walls and a roof.
Step 2. Install EFM 520.

:lol: :P :roll: :lol:

Can you give me a rough idea of how much one of these brand new would cost. I don't have any radiators so I would need to go the heat exchanger route in to my forced air oil furnace ducts. Can they be power vented?

Thanks

Joe, these units are not to be power vented. On the positive side, you get domestic hot water while they are in use.
Scottscoaled
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x3, 700 Van Wert 800
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: EFM 150, Keystoker 150
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck

Re: Scottscoaled boiler sizing method

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:19 am

Yanche wrote:
Scottscoaled wrote:Well,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, You guys going to refute my sizing method or are you going to forth those same lame arguements :lol:

No I will not refute , it will work for most homes in most of the country. It will however not an optimum solution. What's optimum is up to the buyers eyes and wallet. I don't consider a discussion lame arguments, it's using ones intellect to make a proper choice. Just like money, some don't have much. Both limit getting an optimum solution. :-)

Sorry Yunche! I guess the glass of wine went right to my head :oops: My first and last posts were meant to be humorous. Humor, I guess I have none. Intellect and money, I have none. Being that I have none, to me, the optimal solution is to buy a used EFM boiler and use the saved money to buy coal. Many years worth. The 7 % savings in coal efficiency that the AHS boasts over the EFM translates to a savings of $105 per year in coal cost for a 5 ton user at $300/ton. It takes a long time to make up the cost difference between a reconditioned EFM and any of the new boilers. My intellect and wallet work that way. :)
Scottscoaled
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x3, 700 Van Wert 800
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: EFM 150, Keystoker 150
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck

Re: Scottscoaled boiler sizing method

PostBy: Yanche On: Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:37 am

Scottscoaled wrote:Sorry Yunche! I guess the glass of wine went right to my head :oops: My first and last posts were meant to be humorous. Humor, I guess I have none. Intellect and money, I have none. Being that I have none, to me, the optimal solution is to buy a used EFM boiler and use the saved money to buy coal. Many years worth. The 7 % savings in coal efficiency that the AHS boasts over the EFM translates to a savings of $105 per year in coal cost for a 5 ton user at $300/ton. It takes a long time to make up the cost difference between a reconditioned EFM and any of the new boilers. My intellect and wallet work that way. :)

No need to be sorry, I didn't take offense. We all have personalities and they are all different. What makes this forum great is the wide range of skills and experiences, all united together for the purpose of keeping warm at an affordable cost. On other topics we are not so united. :-(
Yanche
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Alternate Heating Systems S-130
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea

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