1929 Weil Coal Converted OilBurner - crumbling fire bricks

1929 Weil Coal Converted OilBurner - crumbling fire bricks

PostBy: Lindybowers On: Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:14 pm

:shock: Is this dangerous? My heat is still off. Will I have to remove the crumbling bricks, and buy fire bricks and re-mortar them in with refractory cement? thank you. Linda
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Stove/Furnace Make: 1929 Weil McLean
Stove/Furnace Model: 0 - 367 Series 1


Re: 1929 Weil Coal Converted OilBurner - crumbling fire bricks

PostBy: McGiever On: Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:39 pm

To add, here is some background info from previous discussions:

Old WEIL-McLAIN Coal/wood/oil Boiler
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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: 1929 Weil Coal Converted OilBurner - crumbling fire bricks

PostBy: franco b On: Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:49 pm

Burning oil, you want a new chamber of insulating firebrick.

You should get a modern burner as well which will be far more efficient and cleaner. With a modern burner you could probably go with a precast chamber and backfill with vermiculite (mica pellets).

The burner is sitting in the ash pit, so all those heavy firebrick are of no use. the chamber wants to be insulated so it is not heating the ash pit. All those deteriorated bricks are just so much rubble and don't mean much. The existing chamber is still in one piece.
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