Cleaning LL110 Boiler

Cleaning LL110 Boiler

PostBy: johnniecuse On: Sat Mar 01, 2014 5:24 pm

Does anyone have any tips for cleaning the boiler? The flame is real lazy right now and I think under the grate is probably quite full of fines.Taking the combustion fan off & on is not fun with a hot boiler. I really don't want to shut the boiler down but I fear that may be unavoidable.
johnniecuse
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line 110K Boiler
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: Cleaning LL110 Boiler

PostBy: plumber On: Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:52 pm

No way to do it hot. If you burn year round, get a warmer day, let her cool and tear her down. If you shut down, spring is only a couple weeks away.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 350

Re: Cleaning LL110 Boiler

PostBy: johnniecuse On: Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:08 am

Would it make sense to drill a hole or two in the bottom of the pan to let the fines drop into the ash pan? You would also be able to hold a vacuum hose up to the hole.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line 110K Boiler
Coal Size/Type: Rice

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Re: Cleaning LL110 Boiler

PostBy: plumber On: Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:51 am

johnniecuse wrote:Would it make sense to drill a hole or two in the bottom of the pan to let the fines drop into the ash pan? You would also be able to hold a vacuum hose up to the hole.


I wouldn't that's just another place for precious combustion air to escape.
plumber
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 350

Re: Cleaning LL110 Boiler

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:19 pm

We have talked about adding a slide door or tray to the bottom but it may cause more trouble if it gets corroded or bent.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
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Re: Cleaning LL110 Boiler

PostBy: johnniecuse On: Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:28 pm

Normally it wouldn't be a problem, but I have noticed an increase in the amount of fines this coal is producing. I suspect the tray is quite full at this point in the season. A way to clean it out would be beneficial.
johnniecuse
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line 110K Boiler
Coal Size/Type: Rice

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