Looking to install a boiler

Re: Looking to install a boiler

PostBy: oliver power On: Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:16 am

Nice looking boiler Anthony!!! I knew by reading your posts, that you were an aggressive learner. Doing your research, and nose to the ground, I knew you'd find your boiler. Good job........ Oliver
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Stoker Coal Boiler: KEYSTOKER Kaa-2
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93 & 30-95, Vigilant (pre-Vigilant-II)
Baseburners & Antiques: MANY (Mostly when burning wood)
Stove/Furnace Make: HITZER / KEYSTOKER
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93 & 30-95 , Kaa-2

Re: Looking to install a boiler

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:33 pm

Each boiler I reviewed has its pro's and con's, Im glad I was able to jump on the Van Wert when the opportunity arose. I have alotta work yet, raising the height of the chimney, running baseboard, installing a walkout basement door, plumbing.... list goes on. Lots more work yet.
anthony7812
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Nut/Anthracite

Re: Looking to install a boiler

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Fri May 09, 2014 7:10 pm

Hydrolevel 3250 and remote mounting kit ordered! About another month I should see all this come to life. For now, Monday the backhoe is gonna dig my new walkout basement door, boy thats gonna make life easier. Then the boiler will be placed from the garage to basement!
anthony7812
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Nut/Anthracite

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Re: Looking to install a boiler

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri May 09, 2014 8:35 pm

anthony7812 wrote:Hydrolevel 3250 and remote mounting kit ordered!


That will really make things simple. What are you using for a timer?
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Looking to install a boiler

PostBy: Lu47Dan On: Sat May 10, 2014 10:48 am

Anthony, do not skimp on valving.
Buy Full Port ball valves.
Every circulator should had a Full Port ball vale on each side of it to allow for easy removal and replacement of it.
All zones should have their own valving also.
Install boiler drains on each zone to allow you to drain the zone if there is a problem in the future. One on the return and one on the supply.
Install Key Vents or Coin Vents at every piece of radiation equipment to allow for bleeding the air out of the system also.
Look into a true recirculating loop on your DHW to save on water. A true recirculating loop needs a return leg to feed the water back to the water heater. There are a few systems out there that use the cold water piping to feed the hot water back to the water heater, all those systems do is switch the waste from waiting for the hot water to get to the faucet, to waiting for the cold water to cool down. Since you are ripping and tearing to install the zones for heating than you could add the recirc leg right now also.
Asa to DHW production, a stand alone boiler mate type system would be alright, a plate or tube heat exchanger (w/controls) installed to heat the water going into the water heater and maintain the water temperature in the system would also be okay, as would the DHW coil in the boiler.
Since you are outnumbered in the household you should plan for massive hot water use in the coming years before it becomes a tie again. :lol:
Remember. It is better to spend the money now and install valving than to have a leak in the system in the middle of January on a Sunday night @ -8°F and have to shut the whole system down until you can get the parts to repair the leak.
Dan.
Lu47Dan
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Sears circulator air tight stove.
Other Heating: Crown 115,000 BTU oil fired boiler(house) Weil Mclain 150,000BTU oil fired boiler(Shop)

Re: Looking to install a boiler

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sat May 10, 2014 12:40 pm

Rob R. wrote:
anthony7812 wrote:Hydrolevel 3250 and remote mounting kit ordered!


That will really make things simple. What are you using for a timer?


S400B honeywell
anthony7812
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Nut/Anthracite

Re: Looking to install a boiler

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sun May 18, 2014 10:24 pm

Doors installed! What a freakin job that was. Finally getting around to get boiler up on the blocks and get her leveled up. Scott learned me something, once I get it all shimmed properly im gonna use some leveling cement and see how that works out. Found an old schaefer beer can in the wall, wonder why the damn walls arent plumb!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Nut/Anthracite

Re: Looking to install a boiler

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sun May 18, 2014 10:52 pm

Well This ought to pay you some fine dividends this coming Winter! Carry On ! :up:
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
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Re: Looking to install a boiler

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sun May 18, 2014 11:00 pm

Just being able to take the ashes out vs dumping them out the window quickly before i get a facefull will be gosh darn nice!
anthony7812
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Nut/Anthracite

Re: Looking to install a boiler

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:07 pm

One rad just about done.. One more to clean up.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Nut/Anthracite

Re: Looking to install a boiler

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:38 am

Nice! Those radiators sure beat the fin-tube type hot water baseboards in my house hands down for looks. They no doubt will outlast a fin-tube baseboard also.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: Looking to install a boiler

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sun Jun 08, 2014 1:09 pm

Just a couple for my basement zone. My basement isnt very damp but damp enough to not want to fork out bookoo dollars for new fin and tube baseboards. These had an affordable price tag, got some new bushings and air vents now im in business. Holy balls they are heavy!
anthony7812
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Nut/Anthracite

Re: Looking to install a boiler

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Jun 08, 2014 1:55 pm

Be very careful moving those radiators. An appliance or drum cart and a helper make a big difference.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Looking to install a boiler

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sun Jun 08, 2014 7:18 pm

Rob R. wrote:Be very careful moving those radiators. An appliance or drum cart and a helper make a big difference.


I can walk 'em to back and forth to where im painting them but no way i can move them into my basement alone or without some motorized assistance. I have a 4x8 utility trailer, figured im gonna lay 'em down in that on some old blanket(its an open metal grate cart) and hook up to the four wheeler. Bastards are heavy.
anthony7812
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Nut/Anthracite

Re: Looking to install a boiler

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sun Jun 22, 2014 8:54 pm

6 rooms with radiators mounted and the primary loop complete. 1/2 way their.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Nut/Anthracite

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