New WL 110 Boiler

New WL 110 Boiler

PostBy: hcarlow On: Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:58 pm

This will be my first year of burning coal and I would like to thank all you guys for all the info on the forum and the many pm's to and from so many of you . The 110 is up and running today for the first time . I did lose my first fire but restarted and made a few adjustments and it seems to be doing good now . The plumber had to call Matt and Dave a couple times as this was his first coal boiler set up and they were right there with the answers . I do have a manometer set up along with carbon monoixde detectors also . I never could have done this without all your help . I would especially like to thank Rob as he has answered so many of my questions .
Have a great winter burning coal .
Herb
hcarlow
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL 110

Re: New WL 110 Boiler

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:22 pm

hcarlow wrote:This will be my first year of burning coal and I would like to thank all you guys for all the info on the forum and the many pm's to and from so many of you . The 110 is up and running today for the first time . I did lose my first fire but restarted and made a few adjustments and it seems to be doing good now . The plumber had to call Matt and Dave a couple times as this was his first coal boiler set up and they were right there with the answers . I do have a manometer set up along with carbon monoixde detectors also . I never could have done this without all your help . I would especially like to thank Rob as he has answered so many of my questions .
Have a great winter burning coal .
Herb



And don't call us ever again. :D Just kidding, anytime you have questions give a call. The phone has been crazy so be patient. Thanks, Dave
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
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Re: New WL 110 Boiler

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:05 pm

You bought a great boiler, Herb!

Glad to hear things are going well, feel free to ask any future questions you might have.
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Re: New WL 110 Boiler

PostBy: hcarlow On: Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:01 am

The fire kept going all night so that was a plus for sure . I had the ll set at 160 and the hl at 180 which for this time of year seems a little high as the boiler seems to stay in the 190's when not calling for heat, but never hit the dump zone at 210. Burning coal isn't dropping off the end of the grate but pretty close at times. Timer is set for 45 sec. on 5 min off right now . I burned quite a bit of coal for the 24 hrs. not sure exactly how much as I didn't have the hopper full . I backed off the feed 1 turn this morning and the hl to 175 .
hcarlow
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL 110

Re: New WL 110 Boiler

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:08 am

hcarlow wrote:The fire kept going all night so that was a plus for sure . I had the ll set at 160 and the hl at 180 which for this time of year seems a little high as the boiler seems to stay in the 190's when not calling for heat, but never hit the dump zone at 210. Burning coal isn't dropping off the end of the grate but pretty close at times. Timer is set for 45 sec. on 5 min off right now . I burned quite a bit of coal for the 24 hrs. not sure exactly how much as I didn't have the hopper full . I backed off the feed 1 turn this morning and the hl to 175 .



I would keep 180. I also keep 165 for low. Going to 190 is not a problem. You should also only use the timers for the idle don't use the feed screw unless not enough fire on full or too much. Once that is set don't change it you will make yourself nuts chasing it.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110
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Re: New WL 110 Boiler

PostBy: hcarlow On: Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:33 pm

Thanks , It was burning a little hot as hot coals would be right to the edge of the grate after a call for heat . I did notice the feed screw was turning all by itself as it was feeding so I hung a small weight on the end of it to keep that from happening and will mark the setting . It seems to be running very good this morning after I backed it off 1 turn .
hcarlow
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL 110

Re: New WL 110 Boiler

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:16 am

hcarlow wrote: I would especially like to thank Rob as he has answered so many of my questions .


You are quite welcome. I'm glad you got it up and running before the snow flies.

Use your feed adjustment screw to get the btu's you require and a proper fire/ash appearance on the grate on long burns. The idle will be turned separately.

From a different thread:

Flyer5 wrote:The way I found works the best is just put the timers close enough so you don't lose the fire, not worrying to much about dumping into dump zone in the beginning. Then take your time to get the screw adjuster set properly checking it through a few cycles then once you are happy with the full grate of fire consider that fixed and not to be touched. It is only for adjusting the full fire nothing else.
Only after the full fire adjustment is stable. Then I will proceed to adjust for the idle fire using only the timers, once it is close the rheostats can be used for very fine tuning.
Rob R.
 
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Re: New WL 110 Boiler

PostBy: hcarlow On: Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:29 am

I am quite pleased the way things have gone thus far Rob as it has been easier than I thought it would be . I don't have any overshoots to come close to the dump zone at 210 . I think I have the feed screw adjustment where it needs to be but I'm not really sure what the ashes should look like . I will have to do a search on here to see some others for comparison .
hcarlow
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL 110

Re: New WL 110 Boiler

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:53 am

It is the amount of fire and ash on the grate that is important. There will be some unburned coal in the ash, especially during long periods of low demand.

Did you use the tankless coil in the 110? Or just circulate through the oil boiler?
Rob R.
 
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Re: New WL 110 Boiler

PostBy: hcarlow On: Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:48 pm

I just used the coil in the oil boiler .
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL 110

Re: New WL 110 Boiler

PostBy: hcarlow On: Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:51 pm

I was wondering about the unburned coal as I definately have some of that .
hcarlow
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL 110

Re: New WL 110 Boiler

PostBy: jpen1 On: Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:13 pm

Herb the unburnt in the ash pan most likely has more to do with the quality of the coal itself. The od timers called what you are seeing "bone". I would venture to guess that even if you heated most of those pieces up with a oxyacytlene torch they wouldn't even burn.
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Re: New WL 110 Boiler

PostBy: hcarlow On: Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:39 am

Thanks, that is good to know as I was going to try and fine tune things so I could burn most of those also .
hcarlow
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL 110

Re: New WL 110 Boiler

PostBy: whistlenut On: Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:36 am

jpen is absolutely correct, and it is GREAT advice to take a handful of unburned ant try to light it up ....safely with a torch. You will find that it won't burn with a 2000 degree flame directly on it.
It is a coast defective test to prove that just because it is black, does not mean it will burn. For the less 'time sensitive', simply spread out the ash where it gets rained on, and you can see the black left after a couple rain showers.
I've never see it go completely to powder, however some hand fed units sure do a fine job with complete burning.

How's the fire bed dong today? ....learn as you burn...... :idea:
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Re: New WL 110 Boiler

PostBy: hcarlow On: Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:48 am

The fire bed is looking pretty good but still very close to the end of the grate after it comes up to temp . Like Rob has mentioned to me after a long burn time it will be easier to tell if my feed is still to fast . I did stretch out my off time to 6 min. from 5 and will see how that works out .

I burned about 30 lbs. of coal in the last 24 hrs. . Over night temps. down to 30 , a couple quick showers , and a nice warm house .
hcarlow
 
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