Time to get with the repiping

Time to get with the repiping

PostBy: blrman07 On: Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:57 am

The only thing I have to do to get ready for the "burning season" is new gaskets on the top door and the ash door for my old Leisure Line Econo 1 stove. At the beginning of spring I cleaned it out, scraped it down and since it is in the Dining room there was not a lot of humidity to affect it. Now that they are calling for the low to mid 50's at night now it won't be long till I light that first fire.

I have decided I am going to re-pipe my little coal fired water heater which sits in the basement. I am going to repipe it in series with the oil boiler and also heat our DHW. If it works it should provide just enough heat for the shoulder months and provide us with DHW. I have been heating only our hot water by firing it up only when we want hot water. I currently have it piped to get cool water from the bottom of a 30 gallon water heater tank, through the coal fired water heater and then back into the tank at the old safety valve opening. After lighting the coal fired water heater we will have made enough hot water for four showers before I let the fire go out and it cools down again. I will get some pics as I am doing the repipe and test firing. :D

Rev. Larry
blrman07
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant Casting 2310
Baseburners & Antiques: rebuilding a 1906 March Brownback Double Heater, reblacking a UMCO 1920's Pot Belly
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

Re: Time to get with the repiping

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:19 am

Sounds like a good project to me. Get 'er done!


blrman07 wrote: and then back into the tank at the old safety valve opening


I trust there's a new one too? Oh, good!
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Time to get with the repiping

PostBy: blrman07 On: Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:53 am

Yepper there is a safety relief valve properly sized, rated, and installed in the tank. It's protected. Spent 27 years as a boiler inspector and saw too many homes, schools, and business locations that were remodeled by a water heater with a stuck shut safety valve. :mad:

Rev. Larry
blrman07
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant Casting 2310
Baseburners & Antiques: rebuilding a 1906 March Brownback Double Heater, reblacking a UMCO 1920's Pot Belly
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

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