If Your Coal Stoker Had a Leak?

Re: If Your Coal Stoker Had a Leak?

PostBy: RS7 On: Tue. Mar. 04, 2014 11:51 am

Hopper stopped leaking. Cleaning flue solved the prob.

What causes the hopper lid to build up with water? Is it the hot air being forced back into the hoper evaporating the water on the damp coal?
RS7
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska model 140
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Oil backup


Re: If Your Coal Stoker Had a Leak?

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Tue. Mar. 04, 2014 12:20 pm

RS7 wrote:Hopper stopped leaking. Cleaning flue solved the prob.

What causes the hopper lid to build up with water? Is it the hot air being forced back into the hoper evaporating the water on the damp coal?


Pretty much yes. Glad you solved the issue.
Flyer5
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: If Your Coal Stoker Had a Leak?

PostBy: McGiever On: Tue. Mar. 04, 2014 1:24 pm

RS7 wrote:What causes the hopper lid to build up with water? Is it the hot air being forced back into the hoper evaporating the water on the damp coal?


H2O (water vapor) is one byproduct of combustion and the large flat hopper cover makes a great condenser .
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