stoker cut top and water tank welded on

Re: stoker cut top and water tank welded on

PostBy: wnycoalier On: Thu May 01, 2014 11:32 pm

So smitty am i right that this is a boiler upper grafted onto the alaska? Also I can see your ceiling height makes the venting difficult, if you had a more traditional venting path do you think you'd have the same cleaning needs on the vent?
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Stove/Furnace Make: alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: channing iii?, keystoker 60?

Re: stoker cut top and water tank welded on

PostBy: blrman07 On: Fri May 02, 2014 7:17 am

I thought that boiler looked familiar!!! It's a Columbia Emerald series model 110 from Columbia Boiler in Pottstown Pa. From the nameplate it is National Board registered, code constructed, code stamped and 100% safe with the proper pressure relief valve installed on it.

Very nice work on mating the boiler to a coal burning unit. Per the previous comment you truly have an all fuel boiler for hot water heating or domestic water production or both at the same time.

Very good job!!

Happy burning!!!

Rev. Larry
New Beginning Church
Ashland Pa.
blrman07
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant Casting 2310
Baseburners & Antiques: rebuilding a 1906 March Brownback Double Heater, reblacking a UMCO 1920's Pot Belly
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

Re: stoker cut top and water tank welded on

PostBy: Sting On: Fri May 02, 2014 9:41 am

SMITTY wrote: This time of year I have to vac those tubes and bump the turbulators every 5 days, or else CO starts coming out of the hopper ....


Just the voices in my head so please do what you find best but.....

This time of year I might remove a few or all to keep the draft up - yes efficiency will drop a lot but ??? It Depends :D
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Re: stoker cut top and water tank welded on

PostBy: Pacowy On: Fri May 02, 2014 10:14 am

AFAIK most of the EFM tube boilers were originally equipped with turbulators, but most users over time determined that the efficiency improvement wasn't worth the extra cleaning effort. One of the benefits of a vertical tube is elimination of surfaces where ash can accumulate. The turbulators I have seen provide such surfaces. I also have heard anecdotes about poor maintenance of turbulators eventually contributing to tube failures, though I have no way to tell whether the real problem was the turbulators or just the poor maintenance practices.

In any case, I agree that they can work, but probably require a dedication to much more frequent cleaning than otherwise would be needed.

Mike
Pacowy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: H.B. Smith 350 Mills boiler/EFM 85R stoker
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/anthracite

Re: stoker cut top and water tank welded on

PostBy: Sting On: Fri May 02, 2014 11:02 am

Dedication???

=

Burning Coal!

You get out what you put in
Sting
 
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Re: stoker cut top and water tank welded on

PostBy: wnycoalier On: Fri May 02, 2014 12:16 pm

that Baltimore stove had been sold a while.
wnycoalier
 
Stove/Furnace Make: alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: channing iii?, keystoker 60?

Re: stoker cut top and water tank welded on

PostBy: StokerDon On: Fri May 02, 2014 9:31 pm

Hummm,

It still shows up in my searches. I guess they sold it and never deleted the post.

Good, that means I don't have to go and buy it!

-Don
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Yellow Flame "Competion Series" 3 grate boiler, Losch 475
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Stoker1? can't figure out these dern Alaska names!!! It's a big old black one.
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Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Noth'in but COAL! Well, Maybe a little tiny bit of wood

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