Timer Setting

Re: Timer Setting

PostBy: Rob R. On: Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:52 am

When the stoker runs the stack temp goes up, but of the stoker hasn't run in 20-30 minutes, there is very little change in stack temp. over the course of another hr or two. It is possible that my BBQ thermometer isn't sensative enough to monitor this sort of thing. :)
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Timer Setting

PostBy: McGiever On: Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:01 pm

I can grasp what you're saying about your personal set-up, but lf the members who do experience the out fires too often due to poor draft and have not found that sweet spot where the timer gets them past that point, then just maybe a perfectly timed cycle coming in response to the cooling of the stack would be just the ticket.

One could possibly try to set the timer to a more frequent interval and perhaps try to "cover all the bases" but that takes more coal and could lead to having to hit the "dump zone" if excess heat is made. What timer adjustment works today could be wrong any other day.
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Timer Setting

PostBy: cjm3 On: Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:44 pm

Scottscoaled wrote:Thought new EFM's came with a Wilburt timer.

Does anybody know how to set a Willburt 20350 timer? I can't find any instructions anywhere. I think mine is cycling on too often. Also, should the Winter settings be about 2 minutes every 30 minutes? ....CJ
cjm3
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: Timer Setting

PostBy: McGiever On: Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:44 pm

Same as 20350 in operation.



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McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Timer Setting

PostBy: Dave 1234 On: Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:37 pm

I was having some out fire issues too last year.
Talked to one of the veterans and he just said," give her more air."
It worked. :!:


Dave
Dave 1234
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

Re: Timer Setting

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:38 pm

Crazy new-fangled gadgets!!
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With the massive chimney here no amount of messing with the timer prevented out fires in the summer. It stays the same now, about 2 minutes once an hour. When I see a cold morning followed by a warm afternoon in the forecast, or when we get into the Summer months I switch on the draft inducer. It has been shut off for quite some time now.
In the photos it looks like I have it set for under 2 minutes, but that printed scale is not accurate. Actual run time is about 2 min. 10 sec.
The timer will run the stoker regardless of what's going on with calls for heat, etc., as stated, unless the boiler is at or above the high limit setting.
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: Timer Setting

PostBy: cjm3 On: Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:52 am

McGiever wrote:Same as 20350 in operation.



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Thank You.
cjm3
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: Timer Setting

PostBy: Mark (PA) On: Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:33 pm

Like your timer Wood N Coal

Have the same one on my unit. Pretty reliable little guy if I do say so.
Mark (PA)
 
Stove/Furnace Make: 1953 EFM SF-520 High Boy
Stove/Furnace Model: Fitzgibbon Boiler