Anybody know about Energy King boilers?

Anybody know about Energy King boilers?

PostBy: szembek On: Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:19 am

My buddy is getting an energy king hand fed wood/coal boiler, intending to burn anthracite coal in it mostly, wood in warmer weather. He wanted a stoker boiler, but availability is a problem right now. Anyway, he wanted me to see if anybody has heard anything about these, or has one that they're using. The thing weighs 1100 pounds, sound pretty rugged to me.
szembek
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: A120

Re: Anybody know about Energy King boilers?

PostBy: LsFarm On: Mon Jul 28, 2008 1:15 pm

Has your buddy looked at this boiler:
http://www.newyorkerboiler.com/products ... al_wood/wc

This one is designed to burn coal.. and of course wood, the Energy King boiler is meant to be a wood burner FIRST and a coal burner as an afterthought. The 'V' shaped long narrow firebox is good for wood, poor for coal.. a good coal firebox is deep, and roughly square,, with grates covering the entire bottom of the firebox..

I hope he ordered the shaker grates, otherwise it is a woodburner.

Greg L
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

Re: Anybody know about Energy King boilers?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Mon Jul 28, 2008 2:57 pm

The shaker grates are an option on the Energy King. It does have an interesting variable speed draft control too.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

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Re: Anybody know about Energy King boilers?

PostBy: szembek On: Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:19 pm

Yeah, he's getting both grates so that hey can burn wood in milder weather then switch to coal during the coldest months.
szembek
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: A120

Re: Anybody know about Energy King boilers?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Mon Jul 28, 2008 7:37 pm

You don't need to switch them, the coal grates will work fine with wood. :)

The opposite way won't work however. :mad:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: Anybody know about Energy King boilers?

PostBy: DavidL On: Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:01 pm

I just bought an Energy King Model 480EK wood/coal hot air furnace. I haven't used the stove yet, but construction of the stove is extremely solid and well made. Energy King's customer support was also excellent.

I bought mine with the shaker grates and forced air draft
DavidL
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Energy King
Stove/Furnace Model: 480EK

Re: Anybody know about Energy King boilers?

PostBy: MAR On: Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:10 pm

DavidL wrote:I just bought an Energy King Model 480EK wood/coal hot air furnace. I haven't used the stove yet, but construction of the stove is extremely solid and well made. Energy King's customer support was also excellent.

I bought mine with the shaker grates and forced air draft


Unless I missed it, but what type of coal do you burn in the 480EK wood/coal hot air furnace ??
MAR
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska Stoker
Stove/Furnace Model: Auger Feed Model 140

Re: Anybody know about Energy King boilers?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:49 am

I would recommend nut.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: Anybody know about Energy King boilers?

PostBy: DavidL On: Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:43 pm

EK customer service recommend nut or larger.
DavidL
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Energy King
Stove/Furnace Model: 480EK

Re: Anybody know about Energy King boilers?

PostBy: MAR On: Sat Aug 02, 2008 12:48 pm

I'm possibly going to purchase the furnace, Those here who have them say they are a great unit, they burn well, and very solid in construction.
MAR
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska Stoker
Stove/Furnace Model: Auger Feed Model 140

Re: Anybody know about Energy King boilers?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sat Aug 02, 2008 4:13 pm

DavidL wrote:EK customer service recommend nut or larger.


I wouldn't bother with stove unless it is 0* or below or you plan on melting some steel with it. :)
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: Anybody know about Energy King boilers?

PostBy: szembek On: Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:20 am

Do they every put these things in basements? They weigh 1100 pounds!!
szembek
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: A120

Re: Anybody know about Energy King boilers?

PostBy: LsFarm On: Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:10 pm

Well you sure don't want it in your living room !! :D :lol:

Yes, it is a chore, and takes some planning and care, and some help. But most boilers and virtually all furnaces go into basements.. a boiler can be put in a garage, or outbuilding and the hot water piped through insulated pipes to the basement.. but a furnace has to be in the basement or in the house, because air is a lousy conductor of heat. water is a very good conductor.

Greg L
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

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