Yellow Flame, A Christmas Stoker Boiler

Re: Yellow Flame, A Christmas Stoker Boiler

PostBy: StokerDon On: Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:41 pm

LOOK OUT!!!

THE 100 FOOT PEX SNAKE GOT LOOSE!!!

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The PEX is now relaxing in my garage. I have installed the shuttoffs and unions on the boiler end. I have decided to just U clamp the PEX to the garage ceiling. Then through a 4" piece of PVC through the wall into the breezeway then into the basement. Tomorrow I will connect the zone, I have a loopback at the end. The I will bleed out the air and pump boiler water through it. That should make it a little more complient.

A WORD ABOUT SAFTEY:

Remember, when using a knife, always cut AWAY form your hand. DON'T do what StokerDon did, or you might have to spend a few hours in the emergency room getting sewed up too!
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Yup, that blade went pretty much all the way in there. Don't ask how, It was just stupid.

-Don
StokerDon
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Yellow Flame "Competion Series" 3 grate boiler, Losch 475
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Stoker1? can't figure out these dern Alaska names!!! It's a big old black one.
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Harman SF3500
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Noth'in but COAL! Well, Maybe a little tiny bit of wood

Re: Yellow Flame, A Christmas Stoker Boiler

PostBy: tsb On: Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:04 pm

You no die from that. Get back to work.
tsb
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Binford 2000
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Pioneer top vent
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Saey Hanover II

Re: Yellow Flame, A Christmas Stoker Boiler

PostBy: StokerDon On: Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:11 pm

OK, but I think I will do some sleeping first.

-Don
StokerDon
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Yellow Flame "Competion Series" 3 grate boiler, Losch 475
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Stoker1? can't figure out these dern Alaska names!!! It's a big old black one.
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Harman SF3500
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Noth'in but COAL! Well, Maybe a little tiny bit of wood

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Re: Yellow Flame, A Christmas Stoker Boiler

PostBy: KLook On: Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:33 pm

Looks like it is swelled up? :| Nasty cuts with those things. Occupational hazard with me.

Kevin
KLook
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF 3000
Coal Size/Type: rice, bagged, Blaschak
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman (Back In Maine)
Stove/Furnace Model: VF 3000

Re: Yellow Flame, A Christmas Stoker Boiler

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:50 pm

Remember, when using a knife, always cut AWAY form your hand.


Told to me over and over by my dad back when I was a yute.

Only 3 stitches??? Get the hell back to work!!!

You get a tetanus shot?
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: Yellow Flame, A Christmas Stoker Boiler

PostBy: plumb-r On: Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:12 am

They make cutters for pex and other plastic pipe that are maybe 10-12 bucks. Cheaper than a hospital visit. I can't say much, been there done that. Hope it heals well. :)
plumb-r
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 608 Energy Master I Stoker

Re: Yellow Flame, A Christmas Stoker Boiler

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:56 am

Ouch! I knew a guy who was unpacking boxes and opening them with a box cutter. He sliced through his femoral artery. He could have bled to death in a minute. Fortunately he was a doctor and knew how to stop the bleeding until the ambulance arrived. Always cut away from your body!
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: Yellow Flame, A Christmas Stoker Boiler

PostBy: Sting On: Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:07 am

These little interludes in life do make it somewhat more difficult to post drivel on your favorite heating board -

Yes Been There
Done That
Got the Tee Shirt

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Sting
 
Other Heating: OBSO Lennox Pulse "Air Scorcher" burning NG

Re: Yellow Flame, A Christmas Stoker Boiler

PostBy: StokerDon On: Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:54 am

Yes, I did get a Tetinus shot to go with the stiches. Yesterday on the way home form work i bought a PEX cutting tool.
The other night when I got home form the ER at about 10:00, the hand felt fine so, I finished what I was doing and got the pipe routing started.

Anestesia is a wonderful thing.

-Don
StokerDon
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Yellow Flame "Competion Series" 3 grate boiler, Losch 475
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Stoker1? can't figure out these dern Alaska names!!! It's a big old black one.
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Harman SF3500
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Noth'in but COAL! Well, Maybe a little tiny bit of wood

Re: Yellow Flame, A Christmas Stoker Boiler

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:59 am

Better living through chemistry!
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: Yellow Flame, A Christmas Stoker Boiler

PostBy: StokerDon On: Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:16 pm

Today I ran the PEX through the garage.

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Through the Breezeway.

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Through the laundry.

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And into the basement.
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StokerDon
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Yellow Flame "Competion Series" 3 grate boiler, Losch 475
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Stoker1? can't figure out these dern Alaska names!!! It's a big old black one.
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Harman SF3500
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Noth'in but COAL! Well, Maybe a little tiny bit of wood

Re: Yellow Flame, A Christmas Stoker Boiler

PostBy: StokerDon On: Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:23 pm

I also got the heatexchanger mounted in the plenum.

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Good thing I will have this heatexchanger up and running tomorrow, my basement coal bin is about empty!

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If this works out, I will only have one mouth to feed!

Only minor cuts today, no major injuries to report.

-Don
StokerDon
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Yellow Flame "Competion Series" 3 grate boiler, Losch 475
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Stoker1? can't figure out these dern Alaska names!!! It's a big old black one.
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Harman SF3500
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Noth'in but COAL! Well, Maybe a little tiny bit of wood

Re: Yellow Flame, A Christmas Stoker Boiler

PostBy: tsb On: Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:23 pm

Ya gotta love a man and his dream !
tsb
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Binford 2000
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Pioneer top vent
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Saey Hanover II

Re: Yellow Flame, A Christmas Stoker Boiler

PostBy: StokerDon On: Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:21 pm

Today I went out and got 1.4 ton of rice coal. To my suprize, it was crowded! I had to wait in the street for a while! I've never seen a crowd at a coal suplier before.

Anyway, I also went and got more plumbing supplies. I plumbed the PEX to the heatexchanger with shuttoffs and temp gauges. On the return side I installed a "T" with a ball valve to bleed the air out when filling that long run of PEX. I also installed a Temp/Pressure gauge in the return. This way I should have a very good idea of what is happening in that zone, weather I'm in the garage or in the basement.

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I wired the blower in the Alaska 140 to a relay controled by the house thermostat. I still need to do the same with the zone pump, it is currently running all the time.

Well thats it! A little more wiring and more supports for the PEX along the ceiling and it will be done, for now.

My house, garage and breezeway are now being heated by one central boiler! The Alaska 140 is shutdown now. the ugly old Alaska in the garage has been shutdown for 2 weeks now.

I only have ONE hopper to fill!!!!!!!!!!!

Agian, thank you all for your help on this project, I never would have made it without you.

-Don
StokerDon
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Yellow Flame "Competion Series" 3 grate boiler, Losch 475
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Stoker1? can't figure out these dern Alaska names!!! It's a big old black one.
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Harman SF3500
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Noth'in but COAL! Well, Maybe a little tiny bit of wood

Re: Yellow Flame, A Christmas Stoker Boiler

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:40 pm

Excellent work, you have done a great job!!!
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

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