Pictures of your stove

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: Devil505 On: Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:12 pm

franco b wrote:My Franco Belge.

Richard



Nice looking setup!
You burning wood or coal in there? (if coal, why the fireplace screen on the stove?)
Devil505
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: coal berner On: Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:14 pm

Devil505 wrote:

Nice looking setup!
You burning wood or coal in there? (if coal, why the fireplace screen on the stove?)

The screen is so you do not touch the hot glass
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: coal berner On: Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:15 pm

franco b wrote:My Franco Belge.

Richard
Nice but where is your baro
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520


Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: franco b On: Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:37 pm

coal berner wrote:
franco b wrote:My Franco Belge.

Richard
Nice but where is your baro


I knew somebody would ask that. Very observant. I did use a baro in past years but found that the stove is tight enough and the thermostat sensitive enough to control the fire very well. If the draft control were manual it certainly would need one.

The screen was not on my 1980 model 10 475. The picture is of an 1984 model 10 1375. As has been pointed out, I guess that the screen was added as a safety measure. A heat shield on the bottom was also added.

Richard
franco b
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: greta325 On: Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:12 pm

Hello. I'm new posting to the forum, but used it for some research since last summer and now. Ordered the boiler in August, but due to production delays and the December ice storm here in MA, it just got installed this past week. As of last night, I converted my house from oil to coal by having an efm Stoker Boiler Unit installed, Model DF520. I also have a hot air furnace to convert, which will happen within the next month and at the same time, my DHW will be generated by the boiler instead of natural gas. I'll be monitoring my usage for the rest of this winter - 3700 sq. foot house that would use between 2000 and 2500 gallons of oil a winter, so I estimated that would equal 12 ton of coal and so I've got 15 ton of coal on hand, 3 extra ton "just in case." So far, it looks like I'll have one ashcan per day to empty and possibly be using more coal than anticipated, but it's really cold right now and will be for this coming week. I'm excited about the switch and don't mind the extra labor if it saves me money. If you want to see the transformation in my basement, you can look at the pictures I posted to my Flickr account: http://www.flickr.com/photos/greta325/s ... 732468437/. This forum was very helpful to me in making my decision to switch and in estimating usage, finding a coal dealer, etc. So thanks!
greta325
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM Stoker Boiler
Stove/Furnace Model: Model DF520

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: coal berner On: Sun Jan 11, 2009 6:44 pm

Nice Install greta325 I did look at all the pics. I do believe there a few things that you can do improve your coal
consumption and you ashing valume. Try a setting of 4 Teeth and 4 air your setting of 6 teeth & 6.5 Air is alot for what your heating even at 3700 Sq ft. 6 teeth is 15lbs Per hr of coal and 6.5 is way to much air EFM recommends a Air setting of 5 1/4 with a 6 teeth feed rate. If 4 teeth and 4 air does not give you the heat out put you need then go to 5 teeth & 4.5 Air.There is alot of Big houses around my area that have 520 in them that are over 4000 Sq Ft that use the 4 teeth feed rate and 4 air setting. And use half the amount of coal usage 5 to 6 tons all year long heating and making hot water So try these setting for a day or two. And see how it works for you if not you can always go back to your setting

except move your air back to 5 1/4 air. The heat out Put will also depend on what coal your are bruning not all coal is = in btu's output And ash content Your say your filling a 1 Bushel ash tube in one day well there are two reason why 6 teeth feed rate 15lbs Per hr is one.The other would be the ash content in the coal that you are using . Also what temps to you have your water at High & Low setting . Another thing that I could not see in the pics did you seal the boiler top & base with either boiler putty or a high temp silicon / cement . Very important that everything is sealed around the top of base and all three plates two side and the rear flue plate. Also around the auger tube on both ends Everything must be air
tight . Also did you install a Baro a Field control M model or a RC model on the stack pipe . And ifso was it setup with a draft gauge or a Manomenter. Another thing very important to much draft will consume more coal and heat out your chimney . Try the new setting and let us know how you make out . Take care and keep warm .
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: NHcoalburner On: Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:37 pm

Here is a picture of my Key-Stoker install
We are very happy with the results and savings
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Stove/Furnace Make: KeyStoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KeyStoker 105

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: endinmaine On: Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:38 pm

Here is a picture of one of my stoves , a Margin Gem cook stove from Canada. It heats my 2500 sqft home when the temps in southern Maine are above 10*. When colder I also fire up my Harman Mark III in the basement which has a "jacket" around 80% of it and the captured heat is blown into the 1st/2nd floors.
We also use the cook stove for the majority of cooking needs. I have used my IR gun to measure the surface temps and they run around 650-700* when the stove is cruising.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Margin Gem Cook Stove and Harman Mark III
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman and Margin Gem
Stove/Furnace Model: Mark III and CookStove

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: Dann757 On: Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:04 pm

Ed that's really nice! I like your cabinets too and the countertops. Did you do the rockwork behind the stove? I want to do something similar behind mine.
Dann757
 

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:56 pm

endinmaine wrote:Margin Gem cook stove from Canada.


Now that is coal *censored*! :)
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: Pete69 On: Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:09 pm

I'm drooling, great looking stove in what looks to be an authentic timber frame home.
Pete69
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Baker/Vermont Castings/Chubby
Stove/Furnace Model: fireside /VigilantII/Chubby

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: cbc6 On: Sat Jan 24, 2009 7:27 pm

after seeing that,mine are too ugly to post :)
cbc6
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Hyfire II
Coal Size/Type: rice

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:16 pm

If it makes heat and saves you money,, it's a BEAUTY !!! regardless of how 'photogenic' it is or isn't..

Greg L
LsFarm
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: endinmaine On: Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:11 pm

Thanks everyone for the compliments. It does heat the house very nicely eventhough the great room to the right has a 26' ceiling. No, I did not do the stone work,, a guy from central Maine who also did the foundation work did it. The chimney and stone work is not a true masonary chimney,, it's weight would have been massive. Instead it is a plywood box 10'x6' with the stones cemented on but still has the look and feel of a conventional masonary chimney. It still has some weight to it and is supported in the basement with columns. The cook stove exhaust pipe connects to a metalbestos pipe that run up inside the box and through the roof. I did not need a baro because the smoke/fumes run under the cooktop, around the oven , down the right side and under then exit up the stainless steel pipe at the rear.
Regarding the question to the timbers ,, the vertical ones are 8"x8", the horizontal ones 8"x14".

Eric
endinmaine
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Margin Gem Cook Stove and Harman Mark III
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman and Margin Gem
Stove/Furnace Model: Mark III and CookStove

Re: Pictures of your stove

PostBy: steveyrock On: Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:15 pm

Thanks for all the pictures (so far) everyone.I enjoy looking at the many nice set ups.I even like looking at the ugly boilers like mine.
steveyrock