Chappee hand fired boiler

Re: Chappee hand fired boiler

PostBy: Chappee28 On: Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:47 pm

I purchased a Chappee 28 this summer and installed it. The damper controll was shot so I found one at a local plumbing supply store, 150.00, but it works great. I have burned about 6 cords of wood so far and I think probably 8 will do it for this year. I have never burned coal, everone around here seems to burn wood. Thanks for the copy of the manual I've been looking for the manual since I bought the boiler....
Chappee28
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Chappee
Stove/Furnace Model: 28

Re: Chappee hand fired boiler

PostBy: Chappee28 On: Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:55 pm

I have found a supplier for the damper controll in New york they only charge $135.00 and they are readily available. "The Boiler Man" needs to get a life he's ripping everyone off :mad: ............. The controls can be ordered over the phone with a credit card and shipped UPS. I am new here so I don't know if I can post the information but if I can I will. I have the very same controller on my Chappee 28 and it works PERFECTLY..
Chappee28
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Chappee
Stove/Furnace Model: 28

Re: Chappee hand fired boiler

PostBy: TheBoilerMan On: Thu Oct 01, 2009 2:39 am

1st The Damper Controls are sold under different manufactures !!!! Quality is the issue. My cost is over $200 and if you had a real supplier of quality it would be posted here. These controls are made in Germany and Sweden and other places! I have been in business for over 35yrs.I am a Master of Boilers, I have seen junk, Have even purchased some of these cheap controls and later to find no parts available. No service or warranty. I sell a high quality Thermostatic Damper Control and have even the Originals available at times but they have to come from over sea's !!! This is a major ordeal, Case Lots and allot of paper work and middlemen involved to get, Importing is not easy. Manufactures will not deal with someone who wants one or a few ! So show me were a high quality or originals can be purchased under $200 and i will investigate.. I have truly 3 yrs researching and calling over sea's for the two original Damper Controls, If you find something its most likely been sitting on a shelf for many years or in some old hardware store old inventory! I receive hundreds of calls / emails a season. I sell allot and no issues. I have owned - sold most of these boilers many years ago, If you need a Quality Thermostatic Damper Control at a fair and reasonable price i have them. But after 2 ordeals of constant boiler over heating, No proper Dump Zone and burning out controls ( 2 in 4yrs ) and the manufacture telling me it blew apart or burn't up as a result of over heating we lost money and no longer expect credit cards and do not feel we should be responsible for Harry the Home Owners Mistakes and should not have to pay for said mistakes. This is why we take US Postal Money Orders or as i travel as i teach and instruct thru out the USA, I have to take wire transfers at rare times! RARE.. Not often !!! So if you need my High Quality Control it comes with a limited warranty, I ship US Priority Mail and you have within 3 days. If installed properly and not over heated the manufacture will replace. There is no set warranty period. I will warranty it for the season or 6 months and replacement only. The warranty process is 3 days to 2 weeks. If constantly over heated it will not be replaced. Get a dump zone and avoid this issue! TheBoilerMan.Biz
TheBoilerMan
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Chappee, Simple Multi Therm, +


Re: Chappee hand fired boiler

PostBy: markc On: Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:51 am

3 years ago i was burning a large clayton forced air basement furnace for about 5 years on ky bit lump coal i would have a dump truck deliver about 5 tons at 80.00 per ton the size was anywhere from gravel to 6 foot chunks i would just take a axe and wack it and it would bust up in nice pieces about the size of a brick or smaller and man you talk about heat my wife ask why we had to be cold the previous years and work our but off fooling with wood it would hold a fire all night long with no problem and in the morning open the draft shake the grate and she would start chugging but when you went outside and looked up it looked like a john wayne movie where the indians were chasing the locomotive black smoke like crazy and fly ash, had to clean pipe 2-3-times per season,no problem building or holding a fire that baby would run you out ,i was heating 3300sq ft plus a basement,so i changed to bit stoker coal in a outdoor boiler
coal is now 100 per ton delivered and they auger it into a shed
mark
central ky
markc
 
Stove/Furnace Make: coalman,coal, biomass, pellets
Stove/Furnace Model: 400,000 btu, soft coal stoker

Re: Chappee hand fired boiler

PostBy: djcouturier On: Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:41 am

Hi I have goten a chappee c-28 wood boiler and was looking for a part that runs the air control does anybody know where I can find the part?
thanks
Darian
djcouturier
 
Stove/Furnace Make: chappee
Stove/Furnace Model: c28

Re: Chappee hand fired boiler

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:22 am

djcouturier wrote:Hi I have goten a chappee c-28 wood boiler and was looking for a part that runs the air control does anybody know where I can find the part?
thanks
Darian


Those came with a "Calorstat", like the one listed for sale here: http://www.theboilerman.biz/calorstat_d ... ontrol.htm

A more cost effective solution is a Samson 5D Draft Control, like the one used on EFM's hand-fired boiler. Contrary to what the "boilerman" posted earlier the Samson unit is Made in Germany, and is a quality item. I installed on on my Itasca hand-fired boiler and it worked excellent. You can find it online (http://www.boilerroomequipment.com/prod ... cts_id=986) or call an EFM dealer and ask for the draft control used on their WCB-24 hand fired boiler.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Chappee hand fired boiler

PostBy: gerry_f_g On: Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:35 pm

I've had a C-28 since 1987. That unit was bigger than required by the sq footage of my house, but had a 24" deep firebox....better for wood, and allowed for a future addition and/or heating the garage. Burned wood, six chords of white & red oak each winter for first 5 or 6 years....I over-sized the baseboards by an additional 50% (if room needed 12', I installed 18'). Consequently I had to burn a 'cold' fire, running water at only 140deg or got chased out from the heat. Note that I don't have electric zone valves. I use manually adjusted gate valves. I got too old and lazy to mess with that much wood, so for the last 20 yrs I burn wood in spring and fall, and coal all winter.

I only burn Bit coal, especially after seeing the aftermath of unattended or poorly attended boilers and anthracite coal. A friend of mine TOTALLY MELTED 3 cast iron grates when he inadvertently neglected to tightly close the bottom door after removing ash. The worst that ever happened to me from that nishap was popping-off the pressure valve.

I have burned too many different types of coal to mention, but I will tell you this. If you can find a coal-yard or private individual with an open strip on his property that is what is referred to as Nine-Foot Pittsburgh coal, you will get maximum heat, minimal ash, little or no 'grate clogging' slag or slate, and it is CHEAP !!.. as of winter 2013/2014, 'private' 9' goes for $60/ton, and 'coal-yard' price is $70. Nine ft run-o-mine with about a 50/50 mix (half slack (fine) coal and the rest from gravel to lump) is what you want. Do not let the appearance fool you. It looks horrible....like a dirt-filled mistake with yellow sulfur stains and thin flaky layers, but it will burn you out of the house. Very little soot in the pipes and chimney, and the ash is about 1/3 of the coal. That 'pretty' bright, shiny screened, 'nut' coal looks nice, but it is all about performance.....isn't it?

I live in the PA mountains about 20 miles from the highest point in PA (Mt Davis).... It has been between zero and 13 BELOW ZERO for the past 3 days and I burned an average of three and a half (3 1/2) 5 gallon buckets per 24 hrs. In typical winter temps (teens to 30's) I burn 2 to 2 1/2 buckets per 24 hrs. Coal is in a bin outside and I bring in buckets as necessary. FYI, the perfect 'loader' for the Chappee is NOT a shovel. It is a rectangular plastic kitchen trash can cut on a 45 degree angle with a utility knife. It holds one 5 gal bucket of coal, fits perfectly in width of the small Chappee door, and loads the firebox on an angle from front to back in one quick shot....perfect 'banking' to burn all day and again all night. The door is only open for a few seconds, so if any smoke blows back it is minimal. A 'commercial' 8" dia. kitchen exhaust fan with a cable operated trap door outside takes care of the rest. Home centers have them. Don't burn coal without one. I never close the trap door.... I enclosed the boiler in a seperate space w/ cement-board walls and steel tile ceiling, and the open fan pipe supplies air for the boiler w/o pulling it thru every leaky door and window in the house.

Pgh 9'.... light it up.
gerry_f_g
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Chappee Bermuda

Re: Chappee hand fired boiler

PostBy: ptcouturier On: Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:00 am

where i central michigan does one find coal, I have been burning a lot of ash wood, it burns very well just doesn't last very long.
My stove is a 24" long, My house is about 2400 sq ft. I have my stove hooked up with a coil on top of my gas furnish. I would like to tre coal.
ptcouturier
 
Stove/Furnace Make: chappee
Stove/Furnace Model: c-28