New Yorker 130 Solid Fual Boiler

New Yorker 130 Solid Fual Boiler

PostBy: wannabwarm On: Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:34 am

Does anyone have experience with the New Yorker WDC Fuel Saver Boiler. It is hand fired but has a combustion fan. Comes in 90K and 130K BTU. I am waiting for the dealer to get backto me for $$$ and delivery date. Any info would be most appreciated.


http://www.newyorkerboiler.com/products ... al_wood/wc
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Stove/Furnace Make: New Yorker Coal Boiler WC90
Stove/Furnace Model: oil (ouch)

Re: New Yorker 130 Solid Fual Boiler

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:20 am

That looks like a nice unit, how much are they? A few members have New Yorkers, I'm sure someone will chime in about their experience.

There is are some nice drawing for plumbing two boilers together in their PDF files for those looking.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
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Re: New Yorker 130 Solid Fual Boiler

PostBy: wannabwarm On: Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:25 pm

Thanks for the post, I am looking forward to hearing from Forem members on this boiler.

90K $4200, 130K $4700

I understand they recently redesigned their grate system to allow better air flow also they have a combustion fan connected to aquastat to drive the heat level
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Stove/Furnace Make: New Yorker Coal Boiler WC90
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Re: New Yorker 130 Solid Fual Boiler

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:57 pm

It looks like the whole firebox has been redesigned to a much more anthracite friendly unit.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
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Re: New Yorker 130 Solid Fual Boiler

PostBy: wannabwarm On: Thu Jul 17, 2008 7:19 am

yes, they even say in the manual that you should not need to shake the coals as the ask should fall thru. The ash will protect the grate from excessive heat. I have not seen a aquastat controled combustion fan on hand fired boilers before. Have you?
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Stove/Furnace Make: New Yorker Coal Boiler WC90
Stove/Furnace Model: oil (ouch)

Re: New Yorker 130 Solid Fual Boiler

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Thu Jul 17, 2008 7:50 am

Yes, mine has one as does most. They just don't want you to shake too much, you need a nice thick layer of ash to control the fire. Shake it down until you see a few live coals drop in the pan and then stop. It won't be long before you will enjoying your new home entertainment center. :)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: New Yorker 130 Solid Fual Boiler

PostBy: wannabwarm On: Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:59 pm

well coaledsweat tell me, what size boiler and home do you have and how often do you need to fill the grate? I am new to this and hope I do not need to fill it every 8 hrs
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Stove/Furnace Make: New Yorker Coal Boiler WC90
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Re: New Yorker 130 Solid Fual Boiler

PostBy: coal berner On: Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:29 pm

I think he has one of this that he is burning

http://www.energyking.com/hot-water-furnace-specs.htm
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Re: New Yorker 130 Solid Fual Boiler

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Thu Jul 17, 2008 10:20 pm

It is very similar to that, the blower is on the back on mine. It was made by Steel King around '72. They are still around, but they built the last one in the late '70s and haven't had parts in a very long time.

I would say mine was in the 90,000 BTU range. I have a 2200 foot colonial with lousy windows and insulation and keep it '72-74* with no trouble at all. It is actually so much more comfy on coal because the cellar and floors are warm as toast, my wife can tell if we are on oil or coal just by stepping in the back door. :) In the early and late winter when it is fairly warm, I can go 24 hours on a service. Once it gets cold, I load it up twice a day. When it gets bitter cold, say below 15*, I switch to a three times a day schedule. Not because I need to, it just increases my margin of safety considerably and keeps the fire closer to its sweet spot in the burn.

Try not to worry about this stuff, your biggest problem will be explaining the ridiculous grin on your face all the time this winter. :)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
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Re: New Yorker 130 Solid Fual Boiler

PostBy: wannabwarm On: Sun Jul 27, 2008 11:16 am

Thanks for your hand fired info. My wife keeps reminding me that due to my job I could be away for several days at a time. So a stoker boiler is where we are headed. With delivery dates out to spring of 2009 looks like it will be next year. I will get by with my wood/coal stove and a pellet burner I picked up on sales last spring. Here's wishing you a warm coal burning season.......
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Stove/Furnace Make: New Yorker Coal Boiler WC90
Stove/Furnace Model: oil (ouch)

Re: New Yorker 130 Solid Fual Boiler

PostBy: IBSacres On: Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:42 pm

Ok, due to AA being out of my price range, I have ordered a New yorker WC-90. At current pricing I figure I can use this boiler for a few years then sell it to help fund a stoker purchase. I think I come out ahead, even if I don't I will be buying American, both heat and product. So, oil producing countries will not get my money, errr... well not more than I have to give them.

I will be having this installed along side my oil fired boiler. This way I can use coal in cold months and oil in warm months for hot water. My class A chimney showed up today. No clear delievry date on boiler (Oct/Nov). I am getting away with this cheap, my brother will be installing it. I just will provide the vocal support :D He does this for a living, so it will be a very professional install.

I need to find and outside place to store my coal. My basement is a cellar, and only under the original house. It will be very crowded, 2 boilers, fuel tank, coal bin, water pump and expansion tank. I will hate moving coal from outside to inside cellar during peak of winter, so any outside storage advice will be appreciated.

Also, any good advice on the New Yorker boiler that is coming would be great.

DOug
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Re: New Yorker 130 Solid Fual Boiler

PostBy: wannabwarm On: Tue Aug 05, 2008 7:13 am

Thats great, congradulations!!! What delivery date and price did they give you??? Coal can stay outside all winter, just keep it under cover so it doesn't get too wet to freeze solid.
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Stove/Furnace Make: New Yorker Coal Boiler WC90
Stove/Furnace Model: oil (ouch)

Re: New Yorker 130 Solid Fual Boiler

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:54 am

Congrats! It'll be a bit of work, but well worth the effort.

Yup, just cover the coal so it doesn't get wet and freeze into a lump. Maybe you can find space for a certain amount and instead of bring in coal each day, bring it in once a week on a nice sunny day. One way or another, you'll find a system that works.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
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Re: New Yorker 130 Solid Fual Boiler

PostBy: danzig On: Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:26 am

look at marathon heater company (logwood boiler) @ marathonheaterco.com they make a fine boiler or furnace. They have true coal grates and the firebox design is made for coal. I have one and I burn both anthracite, and Bit coal. I also burn wood as well. I have my unit fitted with a domestic hotwater coil.
The ycob (large unit) can hold 220# of coal in one firing. The boiler is a natural draft unit that requires no electricty to operate during a power outage. I am very pleased with the unit
please check them out.
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