I think coaljocky has earned the title of "BIGFOOT" having ensnared the' ton and a half ' fire breathing
blackrock burning 1300. EFM's gentle giant keeps humming along in another building safe from mother natures winter furry. It's 15 degrees outside my door right now; my 520 ran 8.3 hrs in the last 24 hrs, the 900 ran 7.8 hrs and the sun is out. Plenty of smoke in sight right now from the outdoor boilers within viewing range......no oil boiler running in my basement, but it's at 170 degrees thanks to the 520.
Coal berner has given us the specs, now Tyler, get a photo with a person next to the boiler....there is a "Bigfoot" costume down in Georgia I hear. Hide the control section of the boiler, Freddie and the boys will be dissecting your plumbing, wiring, and safety procedures.
while you politely say: naw, not going there, they REALLY help us out! (Thanks guys)
Burning Coal is equivalent to the saying: "There is no substitute for cubic inches". Performs best without high RPMs, is efficient and cost effective AND has plenty of reserve power if needed. Don't need a 'tech in a white suit' with a laptop to diagnose the soot all over your computer controlled german boiler. (We do like those Riello burners however)
....now comes the replies from the 11,000 rpm crowd.....and I say: torque and horsepower aren't the same creature, but together.... Now, I hope this suggestion doesn't bring out the homemade boiler guys who created a 3500 horsepower 'power plant boiler' in the backyard....with a lincoln buzzbox and some 6013, that burns 2 tons per hour...heating all of NEPA through a single 24'" diameter pipe.....
Tyler, you have heard about the guy they called "boy", 18" ...... and a bucket of ...... (coal) and they still call him boy!!!!!!!!!! Charlie