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
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!
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..
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.
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.