I'm in a funk!

I'm in a funk!

PostBy: nuthcuntrynut On: Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:31 am

just about to order my boiler replacement for my owb I've decided on the wl110, as it's asme & ul certified for the most part. Getting sticker shock or whatever as the old owb is still running fine. spending money sucks. just want to give my family the best heat at a good price, and maybe make it easier on me.
I'm waiting another week anyway as maybe theoutdoor coal boiler may be in my best interest? from leisure line of course! any thoughts on whati should do? my only other consideration was pellet boiler as pellets are so prevalent up here?
nuthcuntrynut
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: wl110 leisure line
Coal Size/Type: rice
Other Heating: ussc pellet stove
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: WL 110

Re: I'm in a funk!

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:58 am

If you can put the boiler in the house do it. As far as the wl110 my brother has one and he has no complaints except nit picky stuff. :lol: ...and that's saying something.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
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Re: I'm in a funk!

PostBy: dcrane On: Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:17 am

Richard S. wrote:If you can put the boiler in the house do it. As far as the wl110 my brother has one and he has no complaints except nit picky stuff. :lol: ...and that's saying something.


I don't know all the costs involved and potential issues with lines, structure, efficiency, protection, maintenance, etc. of moving your heating system outside but I tend to agree with Rich here (why do it if you don't have to?)
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Re: I'm in a funk!

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:51 am

Do you want to burn a third more coal than necessary? Depending on how well the outdoor boiler is insulated, how well the piping is insulated, and how far it is located from the home, you will burn a LOT more coal due to standby losses to the environment.

Anthracite burns clean, so that takes the chimney fires out of the equation. I suggest you put the boiler in your basement, and focus on a good control system and piping layout.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: I'm in a funk!

PostBy: nuthcuntrynut On: Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:44 am

that's exactly what i needed someone to say as i already knew it from experience with the owb.
As well Piping , controls etc are located in the north east end of the basement, I'll have to move it allto the south end of the basement, so as it is the only place to put a chimney, or power vent and room next tothe coal bin i have planned.
I could run two pipes 30 foot to existing zone manifold from boiler, but that's no good in my book, so better get cracking as evenings are already getting cooler.
nuthcuntrynut
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: wl110 leisure line
Coal Size/Type: rice
Other Heating: ussc pellet stove
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: WL 110

Re: I'm in a funk!

PostBy: Lightning On: Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:54 am

nuthcuntrynut wrote:I could run two pipes 30 foot to existing zone manifold from boiler, but that's no good in my book,


I wouldn't think that distance would be an issue provided the pipes are WELL insulated.. 8-)
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: I'm in a funk!

PostBy: nuthcuntrynut On: Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:23 am


I wouldn't think that distance would be an issue provided the pipes are WELL insulated.. 8-)


i don't like the design that's there now anyhow, looks messy
if i temp. it in for now it'll just end up being permanent, re piping won't be so hard as all the runs are pex for the zones, the manifold is reusable, just cut and remount.
nuthcuntrynut
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: wl110 leisure line
Coal Size/Type: rice
Other Heating: ussc pellet stove
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: WL 110

Re: I'm in a funk!

PostBy: Lightning On: Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:29 am

nuthcuntrynut wrote:

I wouldn't think that distance would be an issue provided the pipes are WELL insulated.. 8-)


i don't like the design that's there now anyhow, looks messy
if i temp. it in for now it'll just end up being permanent, re piping won't be so hard as all the runs are pex for the zones, the manifold is reusable, just cut and remount.


Right on partner, there is an ironic statement that keeps me in check. There is never enough time to do it right the first time but there always seems to be enough time to do it twice :lol: I usually end up doing things twice :roll:
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Size Mix

Re: I'm in a funk!

PostBy: nuthcuntrynut On: Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:49 pm

me too! 49 think I'd figure it out by now?
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Stoker Coal Boiler: wl110 leisure line
Coal Size/Type: rice
Other Heating: ussc pellet stove
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: WL 110

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