Van Wert

Van Wert

PostBy: lancenator09 On: Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:53 pm

I have an Anthratherm VA600 and was wondering how the air enters the pot. I looked at it and it appears that the the air enters thru the gaps in the rings of the pot. Please let me know if I'm right. Thanks.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert
Other Heating: oil boiler
Stove/Furnace Make: anthratherm
Stove/Furnace Model: VA 600

Re: Van Wert

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:55 pm

You are correct.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Van Wert

PostBy: lancenator09 On: Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:04 pm

Thanks. I wasn't getting equal air flow in my pot so I guessed and cleaned out the gaps in the rings. Thanks again
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert
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Stove/Furnace Make: anthratherm
Stove/Furnace Model: VA 600

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Re: Van Wert

PostBy: RAYJAY On: Sat Dec 22, 2012 1:14 am

there is a plate on the front bottom of the pot that needs to come of to get cleaned the fines do bulid up in there and stop some of the air flow,

Jeff
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Stoker Coal Boiler: VAN WERT - 600 VA HOT WATER
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN- MAGUM STOKER
Coal Size/Type: BUCKWHEAT ON BOTH
Other Heating: NG BOILER

Re: Van Wert

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:26 am

Yes, you should remove that plate a few times per season and turn the stoker on so the air blows out the fines.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Van Wert

PostBy: Pacowy On: Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:01 pm

I would like to offer a clarification:

Yes, you should remove that plate a few times per season, CLOSE THE ASH DOOR, and turn the stoker on so the air blows out the fines.

Just a suggestion. :lol:

Mike
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Stoker Coal Boiler: H.B. Smith 350 Mills boiler/EFM 85R stoker
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/anthracite

Re: Van Wert

PostBy: lancenator09 On: Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:27 pm

Can I remove the plate while I'm burning. I hate to stop the furnace at this time of year.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert
Other Heating: oil boiler
Stove/Furnace Make: anthratherm
Stove/Furnace Model: VA 600

Re: Van Wert

PostBy: RAYJAY On: Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:30 pm

lancenator09 wrote:Can I remove the plate while I'm burning. I hate to stop the furnace at this time of year.



i would not the 2 bolts that hold the plate have been know to break off ..... ask me how i know ...... :mad:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: VAN WERT - 600 VA HOT WATER
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN- MAGUM STOKER
Coal Size/Type: BUCKWHEAT ON BOTH
Other Heating: NG BOILER

Re: Van Wert

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:10 am

I never removed that plate in 30 years and even longer on my Grandmothers.

I wouldn't touch it if it's burning well or well enough. Wait until the Spring before messing with something like that unless you have too. ;)
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Van Wert

PostBy: lancenator09 On: Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:37 pm

Thanks for all the responses and suggestions. I'll tackle that chore in the spring. Furnace seems to be burning a lot better now. Are the bolts easy to replace if I snap one off? Thanks for any help.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert
Other Heating: oil boiler
Stove/Furnace Make: anthratherm
Stove/Furnace Model: VA 600

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