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 Post subject: Leisure Line 220K Coal Boiler
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:24 pm 
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I think some of the coal guys on the forum will be proud. Here is one of the new projects I have ventured into. You might be able to consider this a byproduct mining project. In any event, I have ventured into some new territory here to both keep the house warm and keep it there at the most cost efficient price. I've done a lot of research on this and came up with pretty good setup. While the project is partially complete, I am posting up progress photos on the job.

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The boiler is a Leisure Line 220K (220 BTU) dual burner Stroker Boiler. It has two 110,000 BTU burners on it which with both enabled, will give you full 220,000 BTU for when the temperature warrants it. As my house has a decent number of square feet and I eventually want to build a new garage which I will put heat in, I went with the larger boiler. It holds 42 gallons of water and has a 320 pound hopper on it for holding Anthracite coal. As it has a hopper, it feeds in the coal as it needs it to provide an almost oil like on / off capability to heat the house when there is a call for heat. More information is available on http://leisurelinestoves.com/boiler-and ... ducts.html

To discuss these photos please click here:

http://www.ironminers.com/mineforum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=22400

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This is the pressure vessel. Weights almost 700 pounds, where the water is heated and stored.


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View of the boiler tubs with the top off. The fire is in the chamber under the large tube.


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This is the base where the whole unit will sit. This is near the final resting place.


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These are the burners for the boiler. As for Anthracite to burn properly, air must be fed from underneath the lit coal bed, these blow the air to keep the fire lit.


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View of the ash pans and parts for the boiler.


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First ton of coal in my basement.


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To conserve existing mining methods, coal (even if bagged) must be properly chuted.


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Look up chute.


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View of the entire loading operation.

More to follow...

Miner Greg


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 Post subject: Re: Leisure Line 220K Coal Boiler
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:58 pm 
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Here is an update to my Coal Boiler installation. Please see below:

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This is the base for the boiler. The combustion chamber is to the right showing the burners with fire bricks around it.



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The back of the base showing the flue pipe.



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The crane used to lift the boiler pressure vessel.



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Pressure vessel being lifted. This unit weighs almost 700 pounds.



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Below you can see the boiler tubes and the combustion chamber.



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Boiler in final resting place.



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Insulation to keep heat inside the boiler.



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Case on boiler, ready to be wired and plumbed.

Miner Greg


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 Post subject: Re: Leisure Line 220K Coal Boiler
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:41 pm 
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Here are the latest photos on my Leisure Line 220k coal boiler. See below:

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Boiler hooked up, operational, and ready to keep us warm.


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Another view of the boiler.


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Partially around the back of it.


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The main accustat for the boiler


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A hopper full of anthracite!


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This is the shutoff tapping into the supply side of the existing hot water lines.


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This is taping into the return line of the existing system.


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Let there be fire! This is the anthracite coal fire running from both burners of the boiler.

To discuss this, please go here:

http://www.ironminers.com/mineforum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=22400

Miner Greg


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