changing grates

changing grates

PostBy: stuffy On: Thu Oct 16, 2008 5:26 pm

Can anyone tell me the best way to replace grates on a S-15 with a small door?
stuffy
 
Stove/Furnace Make: efm
Stove/Furnace Model: s-15

Re: changing grates

PostBy: coal berner On: Thu Oct 16, 2008 5:37 pm

well with the small round door 350 or 520 it is not easy but take the auger and tube off then take the the 4 bolts out off the blower tube and slide the pot out from the tube you will have to do this threw the ash door on your back lower the pot replace the grates and put everything back or yo can pull the side blower plate of the base but you will have to remove the side jacket to do this good luck have fun
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: changing grates

PostBy: stoker-man On: Thu Oct 16, 2008 10:27 pm

Can't you remove the 6 outer bolts/nuts that hold the whole burner ring assy. to the pot and slip that ring with the plates down and out of the ash pit door? Or is the ash pan guide in the way?
stoker-man
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: 1981 efm wcb-24 in use 365 days a year
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Chestnut
Other Heating: Hearthstone wood stove

Re: changing grates

PostBy: coal berner On: Thu Oct 16, 2008 10:39 pm

You need to pull the whole pot out so you can replace the grates plus check all of the gaskets the ash ring should be taking out before you can drop the pot down threw the ash door also unscew the eye bolt under the pot that goes to the clean
out rod
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: changing grates

PostBy: Pa Dealer On: Fri Oct 17, 2008 7:45 am

Do yourself a favor and pull the whole stoker and pot assembly out. It is much easier to work on it exposed then trying to work through the round door or through the bottom. No big deal to pull it out. Two guys and a little muscle.
Pa Dealer
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 DF
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM DF 520
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker

Re: changing grates

PostBy: stoker-man On: Fri Oct 17, 2008 11:21 am

I agree. Do you disconnect the burner end pipe or just disconnect the worm at the coupler and pull the whole thing out?
stoker-man
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: 1981 efm wcb-24 in use 365 days a year
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Chestnut
Other Heating: Hearthstone wood stove

Re: changing grates

PostBy: coal berner On: Fri Oct 17, 2008 12:22 pm

Take the auger out & auger tube Take the blower side Jacket off turn the two scews on the base plate and pull the blower
& Pot threw the side of the base that is what I was saying in the first post For Option 2 The first Option would to
take the Auger & auger tube out then loosen the blower tube from the pot and drop the pot down threw the ash door
removing the ash ring and the eye bolt under the pot for the clean out rod
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: changing grates

PostBy: Pa Dealer On: Fri Oct 17, 2008 2:53 pm

Hey coalburner, why are you burning buck instead or rice?


Ry
Pa Dealer
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 DF
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM DF 520
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker