What size brush?

What size brush?

PostBy: e.alleg On: Wed Jan 02, 2008 11:17 am

What size and kind of brush or brushes do you recommend to clean out my 520 boiler? I was thinking that I should brush it out a couple times a year on warm days when the fire pot isn't blazing hot. I could remove the baffles with some welding gloves and brush the soot off the heat exchanger surfaces and not miss a beat, or is it more involved?
e.alleg
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

Re: What size brush?

PostBy: stoker-man On: Wed Jan 02, 2008 3:41 pm

The proper brush is horseshoe shaped, steel. A bristle brush will remove the flyash deposits, but won't remove the harder deposits. Or some other suitable steel brush.
stoker-man
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: 1981 efm wcb-24 in use 365 days a year
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Chestnut
Other Heating: Hearthstone wood stove