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Re: oooooooo aaaaaaaahhhhh

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:12 pm

I left them off to try and get some radiant heat off the unit. I may stick them on and see if the basement cools off.
cArNaGe
 

Re: oooooooo aaaaaaaahhhhh

PostBy: billw On: Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:27 pm

When I fired mine up the basement went to 82. I had to insulate all of that pipe interconnecting the two boilers. I inadvertently built a 35 foot radiator. Once everything was insulated the temp went back to normal. Need to put the heat where it's needed, not where it wants to go.
billw
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 520
Stove/Furnace Model: GOODBYE OIL COMPANY

Re: oooooooo aaaaaaaahhhhh

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Thu Nov 20, 2008 10:00 pm

Its been in the teens and twenties for the last few days. My basement is probably around 55-60ish. Not bad as far as I'm concerned.
cArNaGe
 

Re: oooooooo aaaaaaaahhhhh

PostBy: e.alleg On: Sun Nov 23, 2008 4:54 pm

I used iron pipe for my install as well. I cut and threaded everything myself. What a load of extra work, I should have saved up my money and used copper. Anyone who hasn't the pleasure of cutting and threading pipe by hand cannot even come close to understanding what it feels like to measure 4 or 5 times, cut exact lengths, thread exact threads, and still end up an inch short. :(
e.alleg
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

Re: oooooooo aaaaaaaahhhhh

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Nov 23, 2008 5:17 pm

e.alleg wrote:Anyone who hasn't the pleasure of cutting and threading pipe by hand cannot even come close to understanding


You are a manly man! I've done my share, then one day at the junk yard we saw a Rigid electric. It needed a new cord. We bought it for the price of the aluminum. Heeheeee! I don't have it now...it stayed with the company I was working for.

Lowes & Home Depot will thread pipe for you. Ol' rule of thumb: Figure the distance between the two fitting, add 9/16" on each end for the threads.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: oooooooo aaaaaaaahhhhh

PostBy: billw On: Sun Nov 23, 2008 6:32 pm

What kind of tools did you use to thread the pipe manually? I'm thinking of making a few small mods this summer and don't want to tear out a ten foot length and throw it out because I can't shorten it and thread it myself. When I built my system I bought the pipe threaded at Home Depot.
billw
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 520
Stove/Furnace Model: GOODBYE OIL COMPANY

Re: oooooooo aaaaaaaahhhhh

PostBy: Yanche On: Sun Nov 23, 2008 9:39 pm

Buy a manual ratcheting pipe treader at Harbor Freight Tools.

See: http://search.harborfreight.com/cpisear ... &Submit=Go

Find the closest retail store here:

http://www.harborfreight.com/storelocator/location/map

Their tools are made in China, low priced and acceptable quality for home use.
Yanche
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Alternate Heating Systems S-130
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea

Re: oooooooo aaaaaaaahhhhh

PostBy: billw On: Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:09 am

Thanks Yanche,
This off season I'm adding a DHW coil to my coal unit and changing the boiler piping to parallel instead of series so I can isolate the oil unit. After two months of heating with coal I realized keeping all of that water in the oil unit and interconnect piping is pretty much a waste of heat. I'm going to keep the oil unit in place but will have to turn it on manually in case of emergency or long term travel.
billw
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 520
Stove/Furnace Model: GOODBYE OIL COMPANY