Insulation

Insulation

PostBy: Short Bus On: Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:38 am

I always thought I burned a lot of coal, when hand firing, and with my stoker. This summer my dad came up and while we finished wall boarding and putting a kitchen in the former warehouse end of my building, we hired someone to finish wrapping the house in 3/8" plywood, 1 1/2" of Styrofoam, building wrap, and then t1-11 siding. While he was at it we replaced a 3X4 window that was that old wavy glass, it was two windows framed into the same hole but the outer one had some broken panes.

I have a back up propane non electric wall furnace that we decided to move from the old kitchen into the new kitchen, since there would be no plumbing to protect in the new bedroom. Anyway when we removed the furnace I finally looked inside my wall, 1/2" wallboard, 1" foam board, three layers of 1/2" ship lap boards with tar paper between them, 4" air space, and 1x12 board and bat siding, and that was it. I always thought at -30 my base board sure stayed hot, and at -40 it didn't always hold 70 very well, depended on the wind. I realize that 3/8 plywood, 1 1/2" Styrofoam, building wrap, and 5/8 T1-11 is not really much insulation but I have at least doubled my insulation, on that end of the house. The other end of the house was an unheated, uninsulated warehouse, we reframed that with 2X6s' full of glass and then it was also wrapped with the rest of the house. I'm ready to burn less coal this year. :)
Short Bus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Kewanee boiler with Anchor stoker
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut / Sub-bituminous C
Other Heating: Propane wall furnace back up only

Re: Insulation

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:17 am

You will see a noticeable difference, especially if the wind can't blow in.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Insulation

PostBy: Wiz On: Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:21 am

Every little bit helps, you'll notice the difference.
Wiz
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker Ka 6
Coal Size/Type: Casey Junk Coal :(


Re: Insulation

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:00 am

Good project! You'll enjoy the benefits for sure.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Insulation

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:15 am

Damn SB, you're goin & getting all uptown on me :clap: toothy Nice my friend :) You got a camera, right????????? ;)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Insulation

PostBy: rockwood On: Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:59 am

Sounds like you're ready :)

Did you get the garage area all enclosed/insulated where the boiler is?
rockwood
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Stokermatic coal furnace
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Rockwood Stoveworks Circulator
Baseburners & Antiques: Malleable/Monarch Range
Coal Size/Type: Soft coal: Lump and stoker (slack coal)

Re: Insulation

PostBy: Short Bus On: Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:53 am

Garage is still a sad situation. Darn near need a twenty foot shipping container to empty it out so I can work in it. Work is going strong now, and time is short, I hope I can get something done out there. Brush is starting to turn yellow, and red.
Short Bus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Kewanee boiler with Anchor stoker
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut / Sub-bituminous C
Other Heating: Propane wall furnace back up only

Re: Insulation

PostBy: rockwood On: Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:32 pm

Oh well.... you got lots of other stuff done :)
rockwood
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Stokermatic coal furnace
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Rockwood Stoveworks Circulator
Baseburners & Antiques: Malleable/Monarch Range
Coal Size/Type: Soft coal: Lump and stoker (slack coal)