New Pocono Owner in Maine

New Pocono Owner in Maine

PostBy: Cold_Mainer On: Sat Jun 28, 2008 11:09 pm

I recently ordered a new Pocono and expect it to be in the basement in about 6 weeks. I ordered the domestic coil, barometric damper, and extra ash pan. Any comments or pointers for a newbie just getting into coal burning? I plan to heat my domestic water with it as well. I'll be looking for piping schematics for this as well.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Pocono BV 90,000 BTU
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Re: New Pocono Owner in Maine

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Jun 29, 2008 4:15 am

As far as piping the DHW you can utilize your current hot water heater and use a themal siphon loop which is my preferred method. Theres a diagram and the basics here: http://nepacrossroads.com/kb/Hot_Water_Coil
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: New Pocono Owner in Maine

PostBy: Cold_Mainer On: Sun Jun 29, 2008 10:12 am

I don't have an exisitng electric hot water tank so I will be in the market for one. I don't plan to use it at this point with electricity so it will serve mostly as a storage tank. We are a family of 4 with 3 women in the house(teenagers) so I think I will get a 40 gallon tank and start from there.
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Re: New Pocono Owner in Maine

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Jun 29, 2008 10:22 am

Ahhh the ladies will love that, if you hook it up like that diagram its practically endless hot water. :D

The electric won't come out to much if you hook that up because it will rarely come on. You'd either have to have poor circulation between the tank and the coil or use a lot of hot water. The other benefit is if you shut the furnace down for maintenance or whatever you still have hot water.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: New Pocono Owner in Maine

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sun Jun 29, 2008 10:29 am

2 Teenagers = 80 gallon tank. Recovery time is not quick with a coil so if you want the electric to stay off you need storage.
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Re: New Pocono Owner in Maine

PostBy: Cold_Mainer On: Sun Jun 29, 2008 10:36 am

Hmmm..............so with the electric on will the 40 gallon tank suffice?
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Pocono BV 90,000 BTU
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: New Pocono Owner in Maine

PostBy: Razzler On: Sun Jun 29, 2008 2:12 pm

Just installed one 4 weeks ago, with 4 people (3 wemen) in the house we have not ran out of hot water yet. http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1260 ... er+Heaters ;)
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Re: New Pocono Owner in Maine

PostBy: Cold_Mainer On: Sun Jun 29, 2008 2:53 pm

how big is the tank?
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Pocono BV 90,000 BTU
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: New Pocono Owner in Maine

PostBy: Razzler On: Sun Jun 29, 2008 8:32 pm

55 gallon
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