Newyorker wc90, Good coal burner?

Newyorker wc90, Good coal burner?

PostBy: efo141 On: Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:01 pm

Does anyone burn coal in a Newyorker wc90? Going to look at a used one tomorrow.
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Stove/Furnace Make: New Yorker/Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: WC90-----/Kaa-2

Re: Newyorker wc90, Good coal burner?

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sat Aug 30, 2008 7:09 am

Couldn't find much on New Yorker but what I did find sounds like they are more wood burners that can burn coal, Here's one link http://hearth.com/econtent/index.php/fo ... ead/20423/ mainly on the WC130 but it does ay this about the WC90:
WC-90 = 90k BTU/HR @ 55%? eff. = 49,500 NET IBR BTU/HR
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Stove/Furnace Model: TLC-2000

Re: Newyorker wc90, Good coal burner?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sat Aug 30, 2008 9:04 am

There are a few members here with New Yorkers IIRC.
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Re: Newyorker wc90, Good coal burner?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Aug 30, 2008 7:28 pm

From what I've read about them on this forum they burn coal well. If the firebox sides are roughly vertical and it has shaker grates it should be a good candidate for coal burning.
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Re: Newyorker wc90, Good coal burner?

PostBy: efo141 On: Sat Aug 30, 2008 8:23 pm

Just bought it today. It does have vertical sides in the fire box and shaker grates. Looks like i will be learning the art of running a hand fired coal boiler. Looks like ill have plenty of time since my Keystoker Kaa2 that was due in Sept is pushed to Dec/Jan. Now i have 24 tons of rice/buck and no nut coal. The wife thinks iam nuts, she might be right!
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Stove/Furnace Make: New Yorker/Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: WC90-----/Kaa-2

Re: Newyorker wc90, Good coal burner?

PostBy: Razzler On: Sat Aug 30, 2008 8:29 pm

Looks like it will be a good hand fired boiler http://www.newyorkerboiler.com/products ... al_wood/wc
Did you get any pictures??
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Re: Newyorker wc90, Good coal burner?

PostBy: efo141 On: Sat Oct 11, 2008 3:02 am

Lets here from some New yorker boiler owners. Getting ready to hook up a Wc90 and would like to know if i should buy coal or brun wood?
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Stove/Furnace Make: New Yorker/Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: WC90-----/Kaa-2

Re: Newyorker wc90, Good coal burner?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sat Oct 11, 2008 8:46 am

efo141 wrote:The wife thinks i am nuts, she might be right!


She will find out how nuts you are when you light it up.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: Newyorker wc90, Good coal burner?

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Oct 11, 2008 9:42 am

Hi efo, there are not many New Yorker boiler owners on the site.. maybe less than five,, and I don't remember any from last season.. so you may be on your own for info..
But the boiler does look like a nice unit,, compare it to the Harman hand feed boilers.. very similar..

Greg L
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Re: Newyorker wc90, Good coal burner?

PostBy: efo141 On: Sat Oct 11, 2008 8:17 pm

I am a little worried about the coal level label on the front of the boiler. About 4" above the grates 40 lbs. Thats only half way to the bottom of the door. The coal level line is where the fire brick ends. From what i have read coal likes a deeper bed than that. I might have to bring fire brick up to the door level.
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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: Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:14 am

That is a very good idea, many forum members have raised their firebrick level to increase the burn time and efficiency..

Greg L
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Re: Newyorker wc90, Good coal burner?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:52 am

I wouldn't put it along the water jacket though if it is down to the firebrick there now, just at the front and rear plates.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
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Re: Newyorker wc90, Good coal burner?

PostBy: danzig On: Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:42 am

new yorker good coal unit. It will burn coal very well. I know someone who has one. It has vertical walls like my marathone logwood boiler. this unit will serve you well
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Re: Newyorker wc90, Good coal burner?

PostBy: efo141 On: Mon Oct 13, 2008 5:12 pm

coaledsweat wrote:I wouldn't put it along the water jacket though if it is down to the firebrick there now, just at the front and rear plates.

Are you saying that as long as there is water against the steel it would not hurt it to fill past the fire brick?
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Stove/Furnace Make: New Yorker/Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: WC90-----/Kaa-2

Re: Newyorker wc90, Good coal burner?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Mon Oct 13, 2008 6:55 pm

Right, that is what I do when it gets very cold out. When I reload, I will go two or three inches up into the steel and mound it up in the center. The coal settles a little as it burns so you don't really ever get serious hot burning coal against the steel and the water pulls the heat right out of it anyway.
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