Steel stoker cleaning brush

Steel stoker cleaning brush

PostBy: stoker-man On: Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:05 pm

This is the proper steel brush for cleaning the DF520 Stoker Boiler
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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

Re: Steel stoker cleaning brush

PostBy: e.alleg On: Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:22 pm

where can we get one?
e.alleg
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

Re: Steel stoker cleaning brush

PostBy: stoker-man On: Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:31 pm

I'll ask around, but Sid Harvey has a large selection of brushes.
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

Re: Steel stoker cleaning brush

PostBy: stoker-man On: Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:00 pm

Schaefer Brush has them for about $25, but the minimum order is $100 :(

I can't find anybody else who sells them.
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

Re: Steel stoker cleaning brush

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:12 am

I'll bet 60 years ago every hardware store in PA had those in stock.
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: Steel stoker cleaning brush

PostBy: oilman On: Thu Jan 24, 2008 8:54 pm

I can get u-brushes if anyone needs one. PM me. You use these in conjunction with a short chimney rod.They are 1/4" pipe thread. I also like to use a "scout" brush. It's sort of like a long handled scrub brush so to speak.
oilman
 

Re: Steel stoker cleaning brush

PostBy: stoker-man On: Sat Jan 26, 2008 6:13 pm

I'd like to get a new horseshoe brush. I used the old one in the picture to clean the scale in my boiler. I doubt that it was ever cleaned in 25 years. The scale was at least 3/16 on the crown sheet, but that brush breezed right through it like it was butter. The horseshoe shape is perfect.
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

Re: Steel stoker cleaning brush

PostBy: Dallas On: Sat Jan 26, 2008 6:22 pm

Dallas
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Modified Russo C-35
Other Heating: Oil Hot Air
Stove/Furnace Make: Russo
Stove/Furnace Model: Modified C-35

Re: Steel stoker cleaning brush

PostBy: e.alleg On: Sat Jan 26, 2008 11:20 pm

I'm going to check my semi-local old-tyme hardware store, if they don't have them maybe we can set up a group buy.
e.alleg
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

Re: Steel stoker cleaning brush

PostBy: europachris On: Sun Jan 27, 2008 10:15 am

I looked at McMaster-Carr, and they don't have them, although they do carry a good selection of tube brushes, etc. I was surprised, as usually they have everything.

It's possible that they could order some in, but I'd say going through a local hardware store on a group buy is the best bet.

You would think EFM would carry them and give you one with a 520 purchase, no?
europachris
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 350/Iron Fireman
Stove/Furnace Model: Custom bituminous burner

Re: Steel stoker cleaning brush

PostBy: gambler On: Sun Jan 27, 2008 1:20 pm

europachris wrote:

You would think EFM would carry them and give you one with a 520 purchase, no?


I have bought a pellet stove and a corn stove in my lifetime and that was one of the gripes that I had with both.
You would think that when you spend the money for a stove all brushes that the stove needs for maintenance
would be included. In my case neither of the stoves came with cleaning brushes.
gambler
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

Re: Steel stoker cleaning brush

PostBy: europachris On: Sun Jan 27, 2008 1:30 pm

Amazingly, it's those "little" things you get with a bigger purchase that really make you feel like you bought something substantial, not to mention that it removes one layer of excuse for the owner not to maintain it. It also makes you feel like the company really knows about their product and how it is supposed to work.
europachris
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 350/Iron Fireman
Stove/Furnace Model: Custom bituminous burner

Re: Steel stoker cleaning brush

PostBy: e.alleg On: Sun Jan 27, 2008 3:34 pm

To be fair to EFM , they sell through a dealer network so if you buy an EFM new it comes with the brush pre-installed in the installers toolbox, and he probably brushes it every year for you.
e.alleg
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

Re: Steel stoker cleaning brush

PostBy: stoker-man On: Sun Jan 27, 2008 6:25 pm

Thanks e.alleg. That's the way to put it.

Including a cleaning brush would add cost to the unit and most people wouldn't know what to do with it. I realize there are many homeowners who maintain their stoker, but probably 10 times that many who let it up to a pro.

By the way, I can't believe what a difference the cleaning made in the quantity of wood I am using. I was going through a Garden Way cart each day and now it's about 1/2 or less.
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

Re: Steel stoker cleaning brush

PostBy: Yanche On: Sun Jan 27, 2008 11:32 pm

stoker-man wrote:By the way, I can't believe what a difference the cleaning made in the quantity of wood I am using. I was going through a Garden Way cart each day and now it's about 1/2 or less.
Goes to say a lot about the advantage of the self cleaning design of the A-A, Eshland, AHS boilers. The internal combustion blower flings the fly ash at the boiler walls keeping them clean. Continuous self polishing. Even decades old boilers look clean in the combustion path!
Yanche
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Alternate Heating Systems S-130
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea