Please be aware that the information provided below is intended to be a guide to help understand what is involved in a conversion to coal or bio-fuel pellets. Please call us to discuss your individual heating needs. There are many ways to carry out a conversion to coal or bio-fuel (wood) pellets, and with our experience we can determine a course of action that is right for you.
|Size||Rating||Approx. Heating Area||Height||Diameter||Chimney||Water Outlets|
|NAC20||500,000 BTU||16,000 ft2||114"||30"||8"||2" NPT|
|NAC24||710,000 BTU||23,000 ft2||120"||36"||8"||2.5" NPT|
|NAC30||1,000,000 BTU||30,000 ft2||126"||42"||10"||3" NPT|
|NAC36||1,600,000 BTU||55,000 ft2||132"||48"||12"||4" NPT|
|NAC40||2,300,000 BTU||80,000 ft2||144"||54"||14"||4" NPT|
The boiler house should have a port underneath the heater that allows ash to fall into an ash pit below the boiler. Our customers have found that building the foundation/floor first, and then setting the heater in place before the walls and ceiling is the easiest way to install the All Canadian Heater. Once the heater is in place it is easy to finish building the remaining walls and ceiling. Or, if you prefer to build the entire boiler house before installation of the heater, you must insure that you provide an adequate opening through a wall or ceiling to bring in and position the unit.
For servicing and maintenance of the All Canadian Heater, the following clearances are required:
- Clearance above the heater: 5'
- Clearance at the sides of the heater: 2'
- Clearance at the front of the heater: 5'
- Clearance from the end of the stoker (for stoker removal): 4'
Access space for stoker removal must be determined by the customer in relation to the system used. i.e., monorail, fork lift, trolley, front end loader, etc.
Finally, these units use squirrel cage blowers to facilitate combustion, so the boiler house must have a fresh air source. The All Canadian Coal-Fired Hydronic Heater requires 110 volt 12 amp and 220 volt 12 amp power. Provisions must be made in the heater house for an expansion tank to be mounted above the expansion tank connection on the heating unit.
The All Canadian Coal-Fired Hydronic Heater must be installed in accordance with all local building, electrical, plumbing and heating codes.
It is best to keep your coal protected from the elements in a roofed structure or in a storage bin. Customers tell us that it is best to have two coal bins. The first bin is a large storage bin located outside the boiler house for bulk storage. Your coal bin should be able to store the same amount of coal as your delivery truck. Thus, the capacity of the truck will help to determine the size of bin you will require.
The second bin is a smaller bin contained inside the boiler house (that gravity feeds the hopper on the All Canadian Stoker). This bin should be able to hold from two days to a week's worth of coal. With this configuration, coal bridging due to freezing is minimized and you always have a bit of reserve inside the boiler house if you run the outside bin dry.
- 500,000 BTU All Canadian Hydronic Heater - 50 lbs/hr
- 710,000 BTU All Canadian Hydronic Heater - 71 lbs/hr
- 1,000,000 BTU All Canadian Hydronic Heater - 100 lbs/hr
- 1,600,000 BTU All Canadian Hydronic Heater - 160 lbs/hr
- 2,300,000 BTU All Canadian Hydronic Heater - 230 lbs/hr
Alberta coal generates an average of 6% ash of coal volume.
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Additional expenses will vary for boiler house construction and installation in each individual application. For example, variables such as new or used building, concrete or steel floor, wood or steel frame, piping, pumps, radiators, ditching, new or used material, and the resources currently available to the customer will all have an impact on the overall cost of converting to coal. Depending on the amount of heat they use, customers report a one season to two year payback on their investment.