Well I tried to think of everything.....
I am putting a 520 Boiler in a 12 X 14 shed. I planned and planned and layed awake hours at a time in bed planning. Now I Have the boiler, and barrel set up and ready to go for plumbing..... then it hits me like a brick. It is not recommended that the furnace be set on a combustible floor..... Im guessing for fire safety reasons? And I have it set up on 3/4 inch Advantek wooden flooring with reinforcements underneath.
Well to get that sucker where it is I had to set the furnace up on the floor with a skid steer loader and built the building around it, because I knew the boiler would be too heavy to move in by hand.
I wanted to see what you folks think.... I figure I have too choices.... say the heck with it and leave it how it is or get a piece of plate steel under it somehow. I am leaning toward the second choice, as I would like to do it right. What do you guys think?
My only option to get a plate under there is to come in with an engine hoist and pick up the boiler off the base, slide the base out, place my steel, and then set the furnace back together on the plate.... which I guess isnt a real big deal.
How heavy of a plate should I use??? Would quarter inch be enough??
Thanks for any thoughts on this