Wood/Coal boiler

Re: Wood/Coal boiler

PostBy: Marcuss On: Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:47 pm

Boiler temp 182f and water temp 172f so it seems the issue is resoved.
Marcuss
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Itasca wood/coal boiler
Stove/Furnace Model: WCB 415

Re: Wood/Coal boiler

PostBy: Lightning On: Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:11 am

Rob R. wrote:Perhaps your draft isn't very strong. Try leaving the manual pipe damper open. With 100+ pounds of coal in that boiler, it should create a WILD fire with enough air.

The other question is if the boiler is undersized?


I agree with Rob here.. Have you tried leaving the ash pan door open to let it get burning good? Just MAKE SURE you don't leave it unattended, it could get dangerously hot very quickly or could take 30-45 minutes depending on how strong the draft is.
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: Wood/Coal boiler

PostBy: Marcuss On: Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:24 pm

Outside temp 36f inside temp 73f and everything is working the way it is supposed to. Water temp 183f at oil boiler and Itasca boiler temp 215f for 2 hours, radiant tubing is heating the floor as expected. I still have 30 psi boiler pressure,I tried to lower pressure but it seems that will not be possible because air pockets develop in the system. With 2600ft of tubing and 500ft of fin tube and copper feed lines along with at least 100ft of additional copper piping it seems things are working the way they are supposed to.

I do not close ash pan until the water temp is 180, once the water temp is there maintaining temp for a few hours is not a issue any longer.

What I am curious about is how much coal usage other people are using with their units per month.
Marcuss
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Itasca wood/coal boiler
Stove/Furnace Model: WCB 415

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Re: Wood/Coal boiler

PostBy: Dennis On: Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:58 am

Marcuss wrote:I still have 30 psi boiler pressure,I tried to lower pressure but it seems that will not be possible because air pockets develop in the system.

In your one pic you posted,it looks like you need a larger expansion tank.Go with a #90 or larger with your hand fired boiler.I had a smaller #30 and psi was always near 28 psi no matter what I did,since I installed a #90 it's stays at 12psi to 15 psi dependeing on boiler temp.
Dennis
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size

Re: Wood/Coal boiler

PostBy: Dennis On: Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:31 am

Marcuss wrote:Water temp 183f at oil boiler and Itasca boiler temp 215f for 2 hours, radiant tubing is heating the floor as expected.
Marcuss wrote:With 2600ft of tubing and 500ft of fin tube and copper feed lines along with at least 100ft of additional copper piping it seems things are working the way they are supposed to.

With pex tubing your running the boiler too hot now,you don't want to melt your pex lines and have a major problem with only an expensive fix.Now that you have heat in the boiler you need to control that heat.Glad your on your way to a warmer winter.
Dennis
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size

Re: Wood/Coal boiler

PostBy: joeromero On: Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:05 pm

Hi.
Do you have technical books of this boiler model (WCB415)?
I'll appreciate if you can share this info because I have one of this boilers, and I can't install it.
joeromero
 
Stove/Furnace Make: ITASCA
Stove/Furnace Model: WCB415

Re: Wood/Coal boiler

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:22 pm

joeromero wrote:Hi.
Do you have technical books of this boiler model (WCB415)?
I'll appreciate if you can share this info because I have one of this boilers, and I can't install it.


Why can't you install it?
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/buck
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Wood/Coal boiler

PostBy: Marcuss On: Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:07 pm

I have no books. I can walk you through the installation of the system if needed.
Marcuss
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Itasca wood/coal boiler
Stove/Furnace Model: WCB 415

Re: Wood/Coal boiler

PostBy: joeromero On: Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:18 pm

Ok. Let me know.
joeromero
 
Stove/Furnace Make: ITASCA
Stove/Furnace Model: WCB415

Re: Wood/Coal boiler

PostBy: Marcuss On: Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:40 pm

I sent you private msg with no reply.
Marcuss
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Itasca wood/coal boiler
Stove/Furnace Model: WCB 415

Re: Wood/Coal boiler

PostBy: joeromero On: Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:45 pm

I'll sell that boiler.
joeromero
 
Stove/Furnace Make: ITASCA
Stove/Furnace Model: WCB415

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