Newyorker wc90, Good coal burner?

Re: Newyorker wc90, Good coal burner?

PostBy: efo141 On: Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:46 pm

Thanks for the info. I will try that. Does your boiler have a combustion fan? If so does it work well with the coal? Does it bring the boiler up to temp alot faster than a natural draft boiler? Any tips or tricks will be helpful. I burned wood for 8 years in the 90s (7-8 cord a year) in a wood furnace not a boiler, but never burned coal. Thanks, Ed
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Stove/Furnace Make: New Yorker/Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: WC90-----/Kaa-2

Re: Newyorker wc90, Good coal burner?

PostBy: LsFarm On: Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:16 pm

A combustion fan will make a very big difference in the rate of the fire getting up to full fire.. I used a combustion blower in my 'Big Bertha' boiler.. it made a huge difference over just natural draft..

As for having the coal fire right up against the water-cooled steel water jacket, this is the way the firebox is designed in the Axeman Anderson and AHS boilers.. and my AA260 boiler is a 1950 model and there is no indication of any deterioration of the steel firebox.. Like 'coaledsweat' said, the water keeps the steel cool.

If you have a tall, strong-drafting chimney, you should be OK with just natural draft, but if not, a combustion fan is a good idea.

Greg L.
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
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Re: Newyorker wc90, Good coal burner?

PostBy: efo141 On: Wed Oct 15, 2008 5:26 pm

Good to know. My New Yorker has a combustion fan from the factory. I was hoping it would bring the coal fire up fast enough so my oil boiler wont kick on
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Stove/Furnace Make: New Yorker/Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: WC90-----/Kaa-2

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Re: Newyorker wc90, Good coal burner?

PostBy: IBSacres On: Sun Dec 07, 2008 11:16 pm

I have mine all installed. Very nice job by my brother (Does heating for a living). Thanks Brother!!

I was wondering if you found the blower strong enough. To me it isn't. If I close the ash cover forget it fire goes out! I don't need to keep it wide open but just enough so the seal isn't made.

Any advice?

Thanks,
Doug (the warmer)
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Re: Newyorker wc90, Good coal burner?

PostBy: IBSacres On: Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:14 pm

Never mind, my brother forgot to tell me something about the fan and its adjustment.. Not that he should have had to... but o' well.

Stay warm and burn coal!
Doug
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