cover for stokers

cover for stokers

PostBy: franpipeman On: Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:32 am

Does the cover of the520 stoker mechanism , not the boiler jacket have any real world function other than dust avoidance and sound attenuation, I like mine open to observe the beauty of motion when the 520 is operating, my particular install place has no dust debris or other contaminants. I know there is decades of experience here. Thought i just fire up the forum a little
franpipeman
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: efm 520 stoker fitzgibbons pressure vessel
Hand Fed Coal Stove: harman, russo
Coal Size/Type: rice

Re: cover for stokers

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:35 am

I think it is mainly for dust control and safety. It doesn't seem to do much for sound control.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: cover for stokers

PostBy: Pacowy On: Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:12 pm

I'm surprised at you guys. If you invert it, it will hold a couple of bags of ice and cold beverages for you and whatever guests you might invite to view the stoker in action. Isn't that in the manual anymore? :lol:

Mike
Pacowy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: H.B. Smith 350 Mills boiler/EFM 85R stoker
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/anthracite

Re: cover for stokers

PostBy: franpipeman On: Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:03 pm

wow that is creativity, the thought never crossed my mind. and if you hook up a bottle opener to the rachet arm
franpipeman
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: efm 520 stoker fitzgibbons pressure vessel
Hand Fed Coal Stove: harman, russo
Coal Size/Type: rice

Re: cover for stokers

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:24 pm

Pacowy wrote:I'm surprised at you guys. If you invert it, it will hold a couple of bags of ice and cold beverages for you and whatever guests you might invite to view the stoker in action. Isn't that in the manual anymore? :lol:

Mike


That's what the extra ash tubs are for. :D

...or you could follow my example and have a beer fridge next to the boiler.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: cover for stokers

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:52 pm

My cover has never been installed, the boiler is too close to the furnace. It will have to wait until I get rid of the oil burner.
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: cover for stokers

PostBy: stoker-man On: Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:07 am

For one, it keeps abrasive coal ash dust from mixing with the oil that lubes the stoker. Since it was made before safety rules came into effect, I think it was done for beauty.
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

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