Release Valve Activating

Re: Release Valve Activating

PostBy: Matt328 On: Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:20 pm

blrman07 wrote:Maybe I missed it but your water temp low setting could be at 140 with a high setting of 160. That would give you almost 60 degrees before you get to the dump zone at 220.


It would be awesome if there were a way to configure exactly those two values with my boiler, but it looks like the only temperature control device I have is a mechanical sensor that raises and lowers a damper flapper.

When I get home I will try adding a few links to the chain to attempt to put some space between the high temperature and the dump zone temp.
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Van Wert Simplex Multitherm
Coal Size/Type: Large Bituminous
Other Heating: Mendota Propane Stove
Stove/Furnace Make: Van Wert
Stove/Furnace Model: Simplex Multitherm

Re: Release Valve Activating

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:56 pm

most of the arms on the draft control devices have an adjustment, What kind is it ? Electric or mech?

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Re: Release Valve Activating

PostBy: Matt328 On: Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:49 pm

waldo lemieux wrote:most of the arms on the draft control devices have an adjustment, What kind is it ? Electric or mech?


It is a mechanical kind, and there is a knob on the top of it which allows adjustment of the arm around an inch or so. This knob was already at the end of its adjustment towards the cooler end. I added about an inch worth of chain, and adjusted the knob to raise it a bit, giving me a net of about a half inch of additional chain length.

Continuing to monitor, the boiler temperature is still over 200, but I imagine it will take quite some time to gravitate down to a cooler temperature since I fired right before I adjusted the chain, and all 3 zones were calling for heat at the time.
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Van Wert Simplex Multitherm
Coal Size/Type: Large Bituminous
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Re: Release Valve Activating

PostBy: Matt328 On: Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:37 pm

After a few days, I'm thinking adjusting the length of the chain on the damper flap has fixed my problem, I haven't had really noisy pipes filled with steam, and my boiler temperature has been hanging right around 180.
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Van Wert Simplex Multitherm
Coal Size/Type: Large Bituminous
Other Heating: Mendota Propane Stove
Stove/Furnace Make: Van Wert
Stove/Furnace Model: Simplex Multitherm

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