Base for stoker boiler

Base for stoker boiler

PostBy: nuthcuntrynut On: Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:00 pm

While waiting on delivery of the boiler I've got the coal bin finsished, complete with drop gate door for pail filling. Pulled all my zone plumbing to new location and controls now I'm wondering on a base. Some folks just use blocks , or patio cubes. I figured on nothing as I have a nice flat dry concrete floor down in the cellar. Some folks say get it off the ground a couple of inches. I may just pour a slab, Any thoughts on this.
nuthcuntrynut
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: wl110 leisure line
Coal Size/Type: rice
Other Heating: ussc pellet stove
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: WL 110

Re: Base for stoker boiler

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:13 pm

4" blocks are a cheap and simple solution. Someday when you have a little water in the cellar you will be glad the boiler is elevated.
Rob R.
 
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: Base for stoker boiler

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:25 pm

Never on the floor...
Elevate any way you wish...
You could tint the concrete...
To match the Boiler...
CapeCoaler
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

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Re: Base for stoker boiler

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:31 pm

I have an extremely dry basement and my Buderus oil boiler is off the slab 2 inches. 4 inches should help less bending when checking things out and doing maintenance. Precast pad, 4 inch termite block, or pour a pad.
2001Sierra
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent

Re: Base for stoker boiler

PostBy: nuthcuntrynut On: Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:46 pm

precast is how i do most all boilers and furnaces up here, just wanted advice on coal appliances, as this is my first.
i didn't know if it's open on the bottom and may need to be air tight? so blocks would leave small air space?
nuthcuntrynut
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: wl110 leisure line
Coal Size/Type: rice
Other Heating: ussc pellet stove
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: WL 110

Re: Base for stoker boiler

PostBy: nuthcuntrynut On: Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:09 pm

coal is ordered too! delivery in two weeks
nuthcuntrynut
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: wl110 leisure line
Coal Size/Type: rice
Other Heating: ussc pellet stove
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: WL 110

Re: Base for stoker boiler

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:29 pm

I know that this response will draw fire but..... I used two 4x6 pt rails to allow air underneath. I know its flammable but its more likely monkies will fly outa your butt! Concrete blocks or slabs condensate in humid weather and offer the chance of rust between the base and the slab/block. pt wont do that.... imho
waldo lemieux
 
Stove/Furnace Make: efm
Stove/Furnace Model: s-20

Re: Base for stoker boiler

PostBy: dcrane On: Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:30 pm

nuthcuntrynut wrote:precast is how i do most all boilers and furnaces up here, just wanted advice on coal appliances, as this is my first.
i didn't know if it's open on the bottom and may need to be air tight? so blocks would leave small air space?


Its not open on the bottom anymore than a conventional boiler is, so don't worry about that... simply lay down some 2" thick precast solid flats

P/T ive never seen done (that cant be legal :lol: ), paint the concrete with dry lock to match your floor or boiler.
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

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