Addition of Leisure Line Stove

Re: Addition of Leisure Line Stove

PostBy: mooseman100 On: Wed. Mar. 22, 2017 12:32 pm

Yes the * degree drop is in boiler bucket boiler. Boiler sets app 110' from house and then one zone is right there, the basement zone, the main house zone is appx 50' away running thru partial basement and partial crawl space. Pipes are 1" pex and have pipe insulation on them

I have no idea how guys do these in their basement. My furnace room is black withal dust, can not imagine that in my house anywhere.

I have considered buying 2 leisureliness as I already have 2 chimneys and using them and supplement with LP/heat pump if need be

windyhill4.2 wrote:8* drop in the loop,what is considered to be the loop in this case ??
From boiler to house...,is that where the 8* drop is ??
Or is it from boiler outlet to boiler inlet where the 8* drop is ??

Only 2 ways to save coal & still heat all of your house...
Move the EFM into your basement, but you have already stated your dislikes with it's troublesome shear pins.

Buy a headache free & trouble free flatbed stoker ,install it into your basement & sell the EFM trouble maker. Easy street ahead. ;)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520
Stove/Furnace Model: EFM 520


Re: Addition of Leisure Line Stove

PostBy: mooseman100 On: Wed. Mar. 22, 2017 12:35 pm

That is easy to figure out the data points for that, is there a formula to enter in the data?
Since the bin is 8' long 4' deep and 5' wide, it is thought to tell how much coal is used. I can this weekend, when it warms u;p to 70, rake it level and get an idea that way

Rob R. wrote:You would have to know the length of the loop, size of the pipe, number of fittings, and the circulator that was installed. If you assume the temperature readings are accurate, you can calculate a BTU figure.

A quick and dirty method is to just let the EFM run for a day with the loop at temperature, and no heat calls from the house. Pretty much anything over 15-20 lbs is going into the ground.
mooseman100
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520
Stove/Furnace Model: EFM 520

Re: Addition of Leisure Line Stove

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed. Mar. 22, 2017 12:36 pm

What are you doing that creates all the dust???

An hour meter on the stoker motor is the easiest way to gauge how much coal you are burning.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Addition of Leisure Line Stove

PostBy: mooseman100 On: Wed. Mar. 22, 2017 12:38 pm

Well I lift the bag up in the air outside the building with skid steer and it then falls out of the bag into the coal chute I built. And then as it gets low in bin I have to shovel over to worm entry point once a week. Each time I open door and set fan there as it sucks some of the dust out, still have to wear mask.

Rob R. wrote:What are you doing that creates all the dust???
mooseman100
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520
Stove/Furnace Model: EFM 520

Re: Addition of Leisure Line Stove

PostBy: mooseman100 On: Wed. Mar. 22, 2017 12:39 pm

So a device that times how many minutes it runs in an hour?
I also have never but a manometer on this system

Rob R. wrote:What are you doing that creates all the dust???

An hour meter on the stoker motor is the easiest way to gauge how much coal you are burning.
mooseman100
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520
Stove/Furnace Model: EFM 520

Re: Addition of Leisure Line Stove

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Wed. Mar. 22, 2017 1:13 pm

[quote="mooseman100"]Yes the * degree drop is in boiler bucket boiler. Boiler sets app 110" from house and then one zone is right there, the basement zone, the main house zone is appx 50' away running thru partial basement and partial crawl space. Pipes are 1" pex and have pipe insulation on them

I have no idea how guys do these in their basement. My furnace room is black withal dust, can not imagine that in my house anywhere.

I have considered buying 2 leisureliness as I already have 2 chimneys and using them and supplement with LP/heat pump if need be

:confused: HELP!!!! I may be loosing my thinking capacity or I am too tired to think ??????
If coal dust would be an issue with EFM in your basement...

WHY WOULD COAL DUST BE A NON-ISSUE WITH A DIFFERENT BRAND STOKER/BOILER ?????? :what:

I must have missed something here in your story... :notsure:

Or, I am lost in the strong winds blowing here at my place. :help:
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: Addition of Leisure Line Stove

PostBy: mooseman100 On: Wed. Mar. 22, 2017 2:12 pm

windyhill4.2 wrote:
mooseman100 wrote:Yes the * degree drop is in boiler bucket boiler. Boiler sets app 110" from house and then one zone is right there, the basement zone, the main house zone is appx 50' away running thru partial basement and partial crawl space. Pipes are 1" pex and have pipe insulation on them

I have no idea how guys do these in their basement. My furnace room is black withal dust, can not imagine that in my house anywhere.

I have considered buying 2 leisureliness as I already have 2 chimneys and using them and supplement with LP/heat pump if need be

:confused: HELP!!!! I may be loosing my thinking capacity or I am too tired to think ??????
If coal dust would be an issue with EFM in your basement...

WHY WOULD COAL DUST BE A NON-ISSUE WITH A DIFFERENT BRAND STOKER/BOILER ?????? :what:

I must have missed something here in your story... :notsure:

Or, I am lost in the strong winds blowing here at my place. :help:


Ha! The wind is blowing strong here as well and it is slowing my business down! Stinks.
With a leisureliness I would have to feed the hopper with 5 gal bucket. If I am staying with EFM it better be as automatic and as need free as possible. That is why the 4 ton bin. I fill up twice a year, about 2-3 hours start to finish each time. So if it was in basement, it would be coming down a chute into a large bin. Plus my furnace room has a bit of sulfur/coal smell that I would not want in my house. Yes I know I would be filling hopper on stove every 2-3 days.
mooseman100
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520
Stove/Furnace Model: EFM 520