Can I convert old American Standard Severn boiler to wood?

Re: Can I convert old American Standard Severn boiler to wood?

PostBy: imaddicted2u On: Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:38 am

Berlin wrote:What tamecrow said. Sell the wood. There's plenty of very good coal in NS. Why would you want to clog up your boiler and stack w/ gooey creosote when you could burn coal for twice the convenience?

I agree, I'd prefer to burn coal.
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: American Standard Severn (1957) on bituminous
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Re: Can I convert old American Standard Severn boiler to wood?

PostBy: Tamecrow On: Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:06 pm

Addicted, I sent you a pm. I'll give you a hand straightening the old boiler up.
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Re: Can I convert old American Standard Severn boiler to wood?

PostBy: Berlin On: Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:45 pm

If both yourself and the previous owner had significant trouble firing coal, you may want to make sure that the chimney and draft is adequate as well.
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Re: Can I convert old American Standard Severn boiler to wood?

PostBy: leward On: Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:29 pm

I had a American Standard Severn till very recently. I burned wood at the beginning and end of every season with no ill effects. I simply brushed the heat exchanger out every Sat. morning. It also had a sidearm coil for domestic. These should be available without major problems.. It simply functions as a heat exchanger. .If you can't find one, simply buy a new plate heat exchanger and plumb it to a top and bottom plug on the right rear of your boiler. Replacement grates are available in several places in PA that I know about.
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Re: Can I convert old American Standard Severn boiler to wood?

PostBy: imaddicted2u On: Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:39 pm

Berlin wrote:If both yourself and the previous owner had significant trouble firing coal, you may want to make sure that the chimney and draft is adequate as well.

I measured the draft, it is -0.04 to -0.05 at the breach, about the same over the fire.
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: American Standard Severn (1957) on bituminous
Coal Size/Type: Unscreened-Fist sized lump to powder-Bituminous

Re: Can I convert old American Standard Severn boiler to wood?

PostBy: imaddicted2u On: Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:10 pm

leward wrote:I had a American Standard Severn till very recently. I burned wood at the beginning and end of every season with no ill effects. I simply brushed the heat exchanger out every Sat. morning. It also had a sidearm coil for domestic. These should be available without major problems.. It simply functions as a heat exchanger. .If you can't find one, simply buy a new plate heat exchanger and plumb it to a top and bottom plug on the right rear of your boiler. Replacement grates are available in several places in PA that I know about.

Thanks for the info, much appreciated.
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: American Standard Severn (1957) on bituminous
Coal Size/Type: Unscreened-Fist sized lump to powder-Bituminous

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