Home made heat exchanger

Re: Home made heat exchanger

PostBy: rocketjeremy On: Sun Oct 18, 2009 4:47 pm

Stoker...a picture is worth a thousand words once again! That is exactly what I'm picturing in my head! I basically want to make the same just maybe try and take the homemade approach. Unless maybe I find a nice cheap modine somewhere. I already plumbed the start of a new loop into the boiler this summer during the upgrades so I wouldn't even have to drain the boiler. Just pex out to the garage...put a modine or homemade heat exchanger in place and pex it back to the boiler. I already have an extra L6006C to set up the electric. Thanks for the great pic! I also like the chain hoist in the background. Made one of those for my dads shop a few years back out of 2 big @$$ pieces of u-stock welded together to make an I-beam for it.
rocketjeremy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF-520
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: Home made heat exchanger

PostBy: stoker-man On: Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:34 pm

That's an old Ingersol pneumatic. Leaks air, but works great.
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: Home made heat exchanger

PostBy: e.alleg On: Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:57 pm

take stoker man's setup but mount it inside forced air furnace ductwork and that's what heats my house. I bought a new 20x22" (or close) heat exchanger off ebay, it was $200 so not free but they aren't terribly expensive and it has 3/4 inch piping in it. Rated at 240k btu's. A homemade job would work but you have to watch to make sure it will flow enough hot water over the finned area to give up the heat you need and not send your efm up to high limit.
e.alleg
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

Re: Home made heat exchanger

PostBy: Dann757 On: Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:36 pm

That is impressive! Got enough bar clamps?
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Re: Home made heat exchanger

PostBy: stoker-man On: Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:04 am

Some projects required all of them.
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