blrman07 wrote:It was stated earlier on that they burn wood. Wrong advise to install a barometric damper. In the event of chimney fire the baro will just feed lots of air to the chimney fire. Standing rule of the thumb and all 8 fingers is no baro when burning wood.
Hello Reverend Larry,
I burned wood and coal both in the same boiler. The Harman SF260 and SF360 were designed to burn wood and coal.
They lack the following
1. manual damper
2. FIREBOX REDUCER
3. dump zone
4. a new gauge American Made Gauge
5. perhaps new fire and ash pit doors and gaskets on the boiler
After all this and if it were ME I would want to change all three of the aquastats mounted on the boiler just in general principle as the over temp single aquastat is not activating the circulator to dump the heat from what she has explained.
I would also be concerned if the aquastat wells were also the wrong size which was the case in my initial installation.
My 8 by 12 tile lined chimney had two clay thimbles cemented in place , one 8 inch clay thimble and one seven inch clay thimble that entered the tile lined 8 by 12 inch block chimney.
The Switzer hand fed used an 8 inch flue pipe and flue breech and the buderus oil boiler used a 6 inch flue breech that used an 6 inch automatic weighted barometric damper that transitioned to a 6 to 7 inch increaser/decreaser adapter that mated with the 7 inch clay thimble that was above the 8 inch clay thimble that was used for the Switzer hand fed that was piped directly in line to the 8 inch thimble.
If their retailer does not have a firebox reducer in stock they can quickly buy standard fire brick and a piece of channel iron the width of the fire box and half its length like I did by filling the firebox volume half full fire brick to the flue breech like I did and I had excellent results and the firebrick held heat in the boiler longer and shed heat back into the firebox to keep the fire hotter and smaller with little smoke while burning.
My thoughts anyway.
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