I did it! Ordered my coal boiler

Re: I did it! Ordered my coal boiler

PostBy: pret On: Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:12 pm

15" wall is a good idea... Greg I do want to vent to the garage and duct work from boiler room to garage at ceiling height is another good idea. If venting without any help via a blower, etc., will I be creating a negative pressure in the basement drawing cold air in from the outside? If so, how can I minimize that. Greg you mentioned an in and out duct work - would this allow the air to be exchanged automatically preventing the negative pressure in the basement?

Would you vent using a 4" flexible pipe? The wall I believe will be a 2x6 as it will be adjacent to the garage, so there is room in the wall for a 4 or 5 in pipe.
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Re: I did it! Ordered my coal boiler

PostBy: LsFarm On: Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:53 pm

Your boiler will always be creating some negative pressure, because the chimney will be drawing hot air up the flue. You want to have this outside vent so that the make-up air comes from outside, not from the whole house.. The rest of the house will have it's own negative pressures as well, created by bathroom exhaust fans, kitchen exhaust fans, clothes dryers etc...

You can use a flexible pipe,, but if you just use the space between the studs, with drywall on each side, this 3.5"x14.5" or 5.5"x14.5" space is a rectangular tube as well.. just install a grill at the top of the stud-space and open it into the room on the other end in the basement...

Greg L..

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Re: I did it! Ordered my coal boiler

PostBy: gregolma On: Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:52 pm

Yanche wrote:
coal berner wrote:Here is the A-A with the Jacket & insulated Option The isulation is 2" Fiberglass wraped around the boiler the jackets covers it http://www.axeman-anderson.com/anthratube.html
J.C., There's no way the photo shown can be an Anthratube coal boiler. It must be one of A-A's oil fired boilers. Just compare the Anthratube pdf sales literature and look where the flue openings and ash pit door would have to be in the photo.


Sure it's an AA 130. Your clue is the ash drop door on the lower rear. The AA cover did not have the sight hole open.

By the way, the 130's are not blast furnaces. Mine keeps my uninsulated basement comfortable at best. My radiation is all upstairs so the Basement uses the residual; heat from the boiler and piping to warm it.

My suggestion is that you wait to see, before you worry about it.
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Re: I did it! Ordered my coal boiler

PostBy: pret On: Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:15 pm

I spoke with my builder, the garage floor will be sloped away from the house... does this take care of the fume threat?

Greg, I will talk to my builder about your idea to see if we can work that in.
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Re: I did it! Ordered my coal boiler

PostBy: LsFarm On: Mon Apr 28, 2008 7:26 pm

You still want to have a raise ledge around the window well, I'd have it at least 12-15".. better safe than sorry.. Do a google search for gasoline fumes and see if you can find more info.

There was a Discovery Channel or similar show on House fires and safety,, They set up a 'lab' and filmed the fumes from a coffee can of gasoline sitting on a workbench, it flowed up out of the can, about 3" deep, flowed like molasses or syrup out of the can, over the workbench top, down to the floor and flowed across the floor.. it was eerie. The fumes are definitly heavy and flow unaided by air currents..

I'd put up a raised ledge and put a plywood cover over it.. use a layer of carpet padding as a foam seal around the edge of the plywood cover...

Greg L

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Re: I did it! Ordered my coal boiler

PostBy: Usavebob On: Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:25 pm

Groups,

how are you all doing with your new boilers now that its been about one season?

Bob
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Re: I did it! Ordered my coal boiler

PostBy: e.alleg On: Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:34 am

I've got an EFM I installed last summer, I couldn't be happier. It's still lit and provides cheap domestic hot water every day. By far, this thing is the best money I have ever spent on my house, in one season it has already paid for itself (I bought used though) and is now earning money while keeping us warmer than we have ever been.
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