Coal Gun Re-Clean

coal gun re-clean

PostBy: plumberman On: Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:42 pm

quick note to all, cleaned out boiler at end of year, aprilish, scraped,brushed, vacuum out, coated all with heavy layer of fluid film. left every thing open this year, bin off,blower off, smoke pipe off so air could get to it this year. went out in boiler room to check on things and was quite surprised, ton of flakey stuff in boiler, quick brush/scraping vaced out a pile of stuff, basically down to bare metal, and re oiled. next year plan a double clean?? real impressed how it looks now! :D :dancing: [rip,wn]
plumberman
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: coal gun 130
Coal Size/Type: pea
Other Heating: solar dhw/samsung mini split/oil

Re: coal gun re-clean

PostBy: greenftechn On: Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:24 am

What precisely did you use to coat the surfaces?
greenftechn
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Coal Gun S130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska Kodiak
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: Wood Gun
Stove/Furnace Make: Alternate Heating Systems
Stove/Furnace Model: E100

Re: coal gun re-clean

PostBy: Freddy On: Fri Aug 21, 2015 5:56 pm

I leave a 60 watt light bulb in mine all summer. Just enough heat to keep it nice & dry.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: coal gun re-clean

PostBy: plumberman On: Sun Aug 23, 2015 5:38 am

a product that's been around for a long time, it's called fluid film. awesome stuff!
plumberman
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: coal gun 130
Coal Size/Type: pea
Other Heating: solar dhw/samsung mini split/oil

Re: coal gun re-clean

PostBy: greenftechn On: Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:32 am

Ah Hah... Fluid Film(TM), just like you said. Didn't recognize it. In environments where humidity is a concern, we do recommend a heat source, as Freddy indicated. Works great to limit off season corrosion. We have not engaged in testing products for treating the metal surfaces for mothballing the boiler during the summer.
greenftechn
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Coal Gun S130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska Kodiak
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: Wood Gun
Stove/Furnace Make: Alternate Heating Systems
Stove/Furnace Model: E100

Re: coal gun re-clean

PostBy: plumberman On: Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:35 pm

the boiler is located outside in a ''boiler room'', not a damp basement but I do get condensation when crazy temp/humidity occurs. don't really want to pay for light bulb or possible fan to run for 24-7 from may till November fire up. I think I like what I see so far with leaving it open and coating with the fluid film. time will tell.
plumberman
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: coal gun 130
Coal Size/Type: pea
Other Heating: solar dhw/samsung mini split/oil

Re: coal gun re-clean

PostBy: McGiever On: Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:41 pm

24-7 light bulb heat is overkill...a added thermostat or appliance timer can save some jing and still be effective against rust.
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

Re: coal gun re-clean

PostBy: greenftechn On: Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:34 am

McGiever wrote:24-7 light bulb heat is overkill...a added thermostat or appliance timer can save some jing and still be effective against rust.


By my calculations, a 40 W light bulb runs for about 12 cents a day. This is generally quite adequate for keeping things dry inside. Your electric rates may be higher than mine.
greenftechn
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Coal Gun S130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska Kodiak
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: Wood Gun
Stove/Furnace Make: Alternate Heating Systems
Stove/Furnace Model: E100

Re: coal gun re-clean

PostBy: McGiever On: Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:01 am

Thanks for doing the math. :)

A lot of people shutter when anyone mentions burning a incandesant bulb 24/7.
I was trying to give them a thrifty feeling by hinting toward cycling the power to reduce consumption.
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

Re: coal gun re-clean

PostBy: greenftechn On: Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:05 am

Thrift is good! That's why we burn coal. :D
greenftechn
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Coal Gun S130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska Kodiak
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: Wood Gun
Stove/Furnace Make: Alternate Heating Systems
Stove/Furnace Model: E100

Re: coal gun re-clean

PostBy: plumberman On: Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:49 pm

so in 2 months my can of fluid film is paid off and strarting to save me money?? ;) :idea:
plumberman
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: coal gun 130
Coal Size/Type: pea
Other Heating: solar dhw/samsung mini split/oil

Re: coal gun re-clean

PostBy: plumberman On: Sun Jul 31, 2016 2:46 pm

just bought a fluid film undercoating gun[air powered sprayer] so you can buy by the gallon[heck of alot cheaper than aerosol cans] worked sweet as can be for coating every thing :D
plumberman
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: coal gun 130
Coal Size/Type: pea
Other Heating: solar dhw/samsung mini split/oil