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ARCOLINER 154-D OIL FIRED STEAM BOILER/SERIES 1BDJ1...SEE PHOTOS

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ww
ww Member Posts: 282
edited October 2015 in THE MAIN WALL
Need to rebuild the combustion chamber. The Lynn quickie 100 fits the 154T...will it fit the 154D?..The dimensions on the old chamber is a little different....what does the last letter indicate?

Has a beckett AF with 1.00 gph...no baffle. Will a smaller nozzle work and will the boiler be alot more efficient with the quickie since it gets hotter alot quicker?

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  • Aaron_in_Maine
    Aaron_in_Maine Member Posts: 315
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    I agree that boiler needs to be put out to pasture.

    There was an error rendering this rich post.

    Bob Bona_4
  • wcs5050
    wcs5050 Member Posts: 131
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    gross
    Bob Bona_4
  • lchmb
    lchmb Member Posts: 2,997
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    You want to fix that? Really? :/
    Bob Bona_4
  • BobC
    BobC Member Posts: 5,479
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    There's a yacht club just down the street that's looking for a good deadman for their floats.

    Bob
    Smith G8-3 with EZ Gas @ 90,000 BTU, Single pipe steam
    Vaporstat with a 12oz cut-out and 4oz cut-in
    3PSI gauge
  • Bob Bona_4
    Bob Bona_4 Member Posts: 2,083
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    Please.
  • vaporvac
    vaporvac Member Posts: 1,520
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    Whatever you decide, you need to keep that plate; it's amazing....stoker fire!
    Two-pipe Trane vaporvacuum system; 1466 edr
    Twinned, staged Slantfin TR50s piped into 4" header with Riello G400 burners; 240K lead, 200K lag Btus. Controlled by Taco Relay and Honeywell RTH6580WF
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,904
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    OK guys, not everyone can up and replace a boiler right away like a one-percenter. Sometimes we just have to make do with what we have.

    To WW, the OP...... as long as the dimensions of the firing zone are a bit but not substantially more than the Quickie 100's 11.50” wide x 11.00” deep, that firebox will work fine. It can go as low as 0.75 GPH if needed. However, the usual solid-cone nozzle may make the flame strike the rear of the chamber, which will cause sooting and shorten the life of the chamber, so you may need to use a hollow or semi-solid nozzle to produce a shorter flame. Also, unless you are experienced with oil burners, you must have a tech with a combustion analyzer dial it in.

    it is also possible to install baffles in the upper flueways of these boilers to slow the exiting flue gases so they give up more heat in the boiler. Again, that's a job for a pro.

    One thing about these boilers is that they came with insulated jackets, which kept at least some of the heat from leaving the boiler and overheating the basement. Do you still have yours?
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  • ww
    ww Member Posts: 282
    edited October 2015
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    No insulating jacket...do you know where they can be bought..probably nowhere for this one.

    Cleaned out the entire chamber since it was all crumbling..L is 17 3/4 & W is13..Looks like that 100 will fit. Told that the chamber is sized by nozzle gph..since 1.00 this 100 goes up to 1.25...


    Checked alignment with the Beckett and seems fine.

    ..seems like a crater in the middle of floor of chamber...was the bottom of chamber a steel plate before?

    Once this is figured out will get the insert. Seems like there is plenty of room to put the chamber in.
  • ww
    ww Member Posts: 282
    edited October 2015
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  • Eastman
    Eastman Member Posts: 927
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    I like these death resurrection projects. It would be cool to have a retro unit fully restored in the basement.
  • BobC
    BobC Member Posts: 5,479
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    It would be nice to look at but I'm not sure I'd like to feed it.

    Bob
    Smith G8-3 with EZ Gas @ 90,000 BTU, Single pipe steam
    Vaporstat with a 12oz cut-out and 4oz cut-in
    3PSI gauge
    Bob Bona_4
  • ww
    ww Member Posts: 282
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    This seems to be a dry base boiler since it looks like no water flows on the base of chamber...does this mean the other dry base insert should be used?...told that the quickie can be used for both wet or dry although they are designed for wet base boilers.

    can anyone verify?
  • billtwocase
    billtwocase Member Posts: 2,385
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    This is a wet base boiler. You can also line the old steel bathtub with wetpack to make quick work of it. Done that many times, as well as Quickies. You did say there was a steel chamber?
  • ww
    ww Member Posts: 282
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    ok..all i know is that the floor below the firing chamber is cement so was thinking it is a dry base. since there is no access panel on the bottom of the boiler i'm figuring out how to support the burner...have the adjustable legs but want to make something to support in the front. ..have you done something like that?

    the chamber was a mess so cleaned it all out. since the burner tube is 10 inches on center from floor will have to put 4 1/2 inch side of firebrick below the quickie chamber. with the 1/2 inch of the quickie chamber this will bring the center of the burner tube at 5 inches above the chamber floor...

    it seems that must have been nearly what it was since the feet on the beckett are adjustable starting from 8 1/2 inches from floor so seems by raising the chamber it must have been similar...will see what happens..

    i might rip this all out in the spring and put in a new one...who knows.