LL AA-220 Max Draft Burn With Power Vent Please Help!

Re: LL AA-220 Max Draft Burn With Power Vent Please Help!

PostBy: swyman On: Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:50 am

windyhill4.2 wrote:
So I was right !!!!!!! Now look what you have done,

AGAIN!!!!

You need a project to work on !!!!


Right you were my friend! I'll get is straightened back out in the morning.
swyman
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line AA-220

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Re: LL AA-220 Max Draft Burn With Power Vent Please Help!

PostBy: blrman07 On: Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:08 am

Arghhhh.....you finally got to where your at by..,.. NOT TOUCHING IT!!!!

Let the controls do what they were designed to do.

When I was onboard ship we had BIG experimental boilers. They were named pressure fired because they had super chargers on them that were powered by the exhaust gases coming out of the boiler. The end of the supercharger had a compressor that supplied the boiler with combustion air. The boiler was designed to operate in automatic mode.

In the school we had to attend before being assigned to that ship we were challenged to take the land based training boiler out of auto and put it in manual. Then they would do load changes and the operator was to make the necessary changes to keep the pressures and temps within operating parameters. Every time the boiler would get outside parameters the auto trips would take it off line.

No one ever operated those boilers faster or better than the automatic controls.

Moral of this story.......You cannot operate that boiler more efficiently than the automatic controls on it unless your going to sit right next to it 24/7/365

LEAVE IT ALONE and get a hobby.

If you have to do something, split and stack wood and then sell it.
blrman07
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant Casting 2310
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

Re: LL AA-220 Max Draft Burn With Power Vent Please Help!

PostBy: swyman On: Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:22 am

I have 2 trailers at my shop waiting for a little fab work. I'll just go over there and make some extra money to buy coal! Was surprised to come home to the boiler within set temps at lower feed and combustion levels with 27* outdoor temps!
swyman
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line AA-220

Re: LL AA-220 Max Draft Burn With Power Vent Please Help!

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:30 am

swyman wrote:I have 2 trailers at my shop waiting for a little fab work. I'll just go over there and make some extra money to buy coal! Was surprised to come home to the boiler within set temps at lower feed and combustion levels with 27* outdoor temps!


You have warm temps there,

We had 18* this a/m.

Big warm up + rain

tonite & tomorrow
55* for the high
flooding possible.
We shall see what takes place,so far our temps are lower than the forecast, day & nite.
Looks like another week with no threat of any snow storm :D
windyhill4.2
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both

Re: LL AA-220 Max Draft Burn With Power Vent Please Help!

PostBy: CoalisCoolxWarm On: Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:05 am

Starting a GoFundMe campaign for Swyman. Something like this is what I had in mind.

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:rofl:

Just kidding. Go have fun with your trailers :cheers:
CoalisCoolxWarm
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: old Sears rebuilt, bituminous- offline as of winter 2014
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Buckwheat
Other Heating: Oil Boiler

Re: LL AA-220 Max Draft Burn With Power Vent Please Help!

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:12 pm

CoalisCoolxWarm wrote:Starting a GoFundMe campaign for Swyman. Something like this is what I had in mind.

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:rofl:

Just kidding. Go have fun with your trailers :cheers:


Love it. I think we need to include that with every unit we sell. :D
Flyer5
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Pioneer

Re: LL AA-220 Max Draft Burn With Power Vent Please Help!

PostBy: swyman On: Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:15 pm

You guys are awesome!! :clap:
swyman
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line AA-220

Re: LL AA-220 Max Draft Burn With Power Vent Please Help!

PostBy: CoalisCoolxWarm On: Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:46 pm

swyman wrote:You guys are awesome!! :clap:


Glad you accept our sometimes twisted sense of humor, LOL!
CoalisCoolxWarm
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: old Sears rebuilt, bituminous- offline as of winter 2014
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Buckwheat
Other Heating: Oil Boiler

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Re: LL AA-220 Max Draft Burn With Power Vent Please Help!

PostBy: swyman On: Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:25 am

Still nothing to report but a boring coal boiler running flawlessly. I hardly even look at the fire anymore, just top off the hopper everyday and dump the ash every other. Season winding down and I have about #1500 left. So I lit it up around end of Nov and the 6 ton I purchased will get me well into March. Granted a mild year and was a painful experience early on but now I can say it has been great. I truly don't know how I ever had time to cut and split all that wood for all those years. My next venture with coal is figuring out the best way to transport/store as I am going bulk from here on out. I think I am going to use the IBC totes. Judging by the size of the 330 gallon, it should hold about #2500 so my plan is to get about 8 and make 1 trip per year for my coal supply. I need to figure out a way to efficiently get the coal out from the bottom, my plan is to build a stand above the hopper and set a whole tote on it and feed the boiler that way. Would get me over a month without doing anything but dumping ash! Plus with multiple totes it would be easy to try both rice and buck and keep them separate. If anyone has done this or has any ideas, I would love to hear it! I had the perfect tote which was bulk seed totes that have a lid, tapered bottom with a door but the seed companies keep a tight inventory and are to expensive to buy new at the cost of $600 each. I have found the 330 gallon IBC totes for $50 each.
-Shane
swyman
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line AA-220

Re: LL AA-220 Max Draft Burn With Power Vent Please Help!

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:37 am

swyman wrote:Still nothing to report but a boring coal boiler running flawlessly. I hardly even look at the fire anymore, just top off the hopper everyday and dump the ash every other

swyman wrote:. Granted a mild year and was a painful experience early on but now I can say it has been great. I truly don't know how I ever had time to cut and split all that wood for all those years.


We told ya!!! :) :)
waldo lemieux
 
Stove/Furnace Make: efm
Stove/Furnace Model: s-20

Re: LL AA-220 Max Draft Burn With Power Vent Please Help!

PostBy: CoalisCoolxWarm On: Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:40 pm

swyman wrote:Still nothing to report but a boring coal boiler running flawlessly. I hardly even look at the fire anymore


Lost the key to the lock, eh? :rofl: toothy

Glad to hear she's doing her job :up:
CoalisCoolxWarm
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: old Sears rebuilt, bituminous- offline as of winter 2014
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Buckwheat
Other Heating: Oil Boiler

Re: LL AA-220 Max Draft Burn With Power Vent Please Help!

PostBy: blrman07 On: Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:52 pm

Excellent post!!!! Ain't it great!!!!
blrman07
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant Casting 2310
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

Re: LL AA-220 Max Draft Burn With Power Vent Please Help!

PostBy: swyman On: Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:09 am

blrman07 wrote:Excellent post!!!! Ain't it great!!!!


Can't wait to try some Buck. I can see now how coal can vary, my last pallet of coal was from a later shipment that my dealer received and although from the same company (Blaschak) the sizing was a lot more consistent, less fines and larger size.
swyman
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line AA-220

Re: LL AA-220 Max Draft Burn With Power Vent Please Help!

PostBy: Lightning On: Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:25 pm

Has the coal consumption been more reasonable thru the cold spells?
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Overmodified/Bored out Clayton 1537
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Awesome Size

Re: LL AA-220 Max Draft Burn With Power Vent Please Help!

PostBy: swyman On: Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:38 am

Lightning wrote:Has the coal consumption been more reasonable thru the cold spells?


Yes, been averaging #120/day with #200 on the coldest. It is pretty amazing considering I am heating 3 buildings (house and 2 garages) plus domestic hot water. But on nights like tonight when I get 20+ mph West winds when it's 25* or below I now turn on the furnace and run together to get through. Do to my setup inefficiencies and air infiltration through the wall due to West winds the boiler temps will drop to around 145-155*. Everything just works better when it's up to 175-185* so I simply turn the furnace on for the night. I am hoping switching to buck might get me a little more output on those windy days but will have to wait till next season to find out. Also when I run the furnace with boiler on those cold days I will only burn #80-120. Overall everything works and I know I could make things more efficient but do I really want the hassle as others have stated? If I could increase draft just another .02-.04 I could run a hotter fire and the unit would keep up when it gets cold and windy but other than adding another direct vent or a 40' chimney there is no way to get any more out of it. On a side note, if I get a North, East, South wind I am fine, my house just has an issue on the West side that I cannot figure out. I am planning on building a living room addition on the West wall and I figure when I do that, should take care of my problem.....whenever that day comes!
swyman
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line AA-220

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