Fan Motor is Done and It's 10 Degrees Outside

Re: Fan Motor is Done and It's 10 Degrees Outside

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:25 am

dchartt wrote:going to AHS they are going to get me a complete fan recplacement


The fan is usually destroyed during removal. Best to get the entire assembly.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

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Re: Fan Motor is Done and It's 10 Degrees Outside

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:28 am

Rob R. wrote:The fan is usually destroyed during removal. Best to get the entire assembly.


You've got to be referring to the direct drive fan and motor assembly here. That doesn't occur for the belt driven fan.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: Fan Motor is Done and It's 10 Degrees Outside

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:30 am

lsayre wrote:
Rob R. wrote:The fan is usually destroyed during removal. Best to get the entire assembly.


You've got to be referring to the direct drive fan and motor assembly here. That doesn't occur for the belt driven fan.


Yes.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Fan Motor is Done and It's 10 Degrees Outside

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:36 am

For my own future reference regarding the belt drive fan motor, would the inexpensive Grainger/Dayton model 3K199 that I dug up work as a drop in replacement for the Marathon B317?
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: Fan Motor is Done and It's 10 Degrees Outside

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:08 pm

Don't you have this boiler for sale? If so, maybe the blower died from a broken heart. ;)
EarthWindandFire
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Lil' Heater.
Other Heating: Oil Furnace and Kerosene Heaters.

Re: Fan Motor is Done and It's 10 Degrees Outside

PostBy: dchartt On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:01 pm

hahaha! broken heart maybe but the motor died on me once last winter before I had it up for sale, this boiler is no longer for sale, I want a hand fired wood and coal combo and while the CEO of AHS and I were talking in their factory today we struck up a deal on trading mine in on one of their multi fuels, I cant say enough good things about how I was treated today and Jeff is an awesome guy who was willing to do whatever it took to get me up and running, Im glad its in the original owners hands now and my coalgun is up and running, shes got a uphill struggle ahead of her seeing how its 50 degrees in my house right now but Im sure shell handle it, thank you all for all your help
dchartt
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS 130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glacier Bay

Re: Fan Motor is Done and It's 10 Degrees Outside

PostBy: dchartt On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:50 pm

anybody out there currently running one of their multi fuels...the one im looking at is the WC55, I was just wondering what kind of burn times you can achieve with wood and what your thoughts are on yours
dchartt
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS 130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glacier Bay

Re: Fan Motor is Done and It's 10 Degrees Outside

PostBy: McGiever On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:37 pm

dchartt wrote:anybody out there currently running one of their multi fuels...the one im looking at is the WC55, I was just wondering what kind of burn times you can achieve with wood and what your thoughts are on yours


Yes, *Dennis* is one for sure.

Dennis
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

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Re: Fan Motor is Done and It's 10 Degrees Outside

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:31 am

Phil May had a WOC70 until he swapped it out for an EFM.

Real Rating BTU
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Fan Motor is Done and It's 10 Degrees Outside

PostBy: Dennis On: Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:19 am

McGiever wrote:
dchartt wrote:anybody out there currently running one of their multi fuels...the one im looking at is the WC55, I was just wondering what kind of burn times you can achieve with wood and what your thoughts are on yours


Yes, *Dennis* is one for sure.

Dennis

yes I have to WOC55,ask away iI will give you all the info you need,been burning coal 4 yrs.,but never used wood.I'm glad Jeff has returned to get his business back in order,and I believe Jeff owns and uses a WC40 himself.
Dennis
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size

Re: Fan Motor is Done and It's 10 Degrees Outside

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:26 am

I can't imagine going from the once a day tending of a stoker to every 4-8 hrs with a wood unit. :(
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy


Re: Fan Motor is Done and It's 10 Degrees Outside

PostBy: Dennis On: Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:04 am

Rob R. wrote:I can't imagine going from the once a day tending of a stoker to every 4-8 hrs with a wood unit. :(


yup,I totally agree,i'm planning to get a stoker
Dennis
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size

Re: Fan Motor is Done and It's 10 Degrees Outside

PostBy: dchartt On: Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:10 am

4 to 8 hours? Ive banked over 60 year old hand fired boilers that werent even working correctly longer than that...Jeff showed me the house he is heating with the wc40, and with any boiler he wants to chose sitting in his shop hes still heating with a 30 yr old wc40????
dchartt
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS 130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glacier Bay

Re: Fan Motor is Done and It's 10 Degrees Outside

PostBy: dchartt On: Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:13 am

what kind of burn times are you getting with coal then Dennis? I was told with wood as long as you don't care about creosote forming from letting it smolder you can achieve long burn times, shovel full of coal afterwards will clear that up

I can understand the once a day thing but it seems like once a month I spend all day fixing it!
dchartt
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS 130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glacier Bay

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