Automatic Oil Back Up For Stokers

Re: Automatic Oil Back Up For Stokers

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:02 pm

I like the electric back up idea too! Something will need to spin the dust off the 'ole electric meter now that my electric hot water heater is dormant. I certainly would not want to keep 55 or more gallons of water at 180 degrees for any long period of time via electric resistance means but for a week or two every winter, it might make economic sense,....maybe. Of course, if I'm away, the house only needs to be protected from freezing so presumably the heating load would be much lower.
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: Automatic Oil Back Up For Stokers

PostBy: oilman On: Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:44 pm

I know a guy who works for an oil company that installs quite a few of these Toyo units. He says they have real good luck with them. This is not a new unit, they were out there 25 years ago.
oilman
 

Re: Automatic Oil Back Up For Stokers

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:30 pm

@ Oilman: nearest distributor to PA is in NY state. Makes sense they put a lot in near there. I'm still researching the idea but the bigger Toyo unit looks promising. Hey,...it's just a bitty oil burner,....how complicated could it be?!!?
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

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Re: Automatic Oil Back Up For Stokers

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:41 pm

Found a dealer not too far away. $1599.00 for larger unit. Getting closer to a pull the trigger price! Lol!
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: Automatic Oil Back Up For Stokers

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:20 pm

Oil burner option for stoker boilers cost what,...$500.00 or $600.00??? If the Toyo works in this application I guess the cost of oil automatically keeping the boiler temps in the operational zone without any intervention or at most flicking a switch is about $1000.00. Your mileage may vary. I don't need to install this oil back up system but I'm so curious if it will work that I might consider it for yet another summer project. Maybe I can find one on Ebay, cheap! Lol!
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

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