Yanche wrote:I saw some of the UL approved 130's when I was at the factory last summer (2009). At that point UL testing was done and they were awaiting the paperwork approval.
The design has be improved to make loading coal easier. The coal funnel is now square rather than round. It also sits lower into the boiler. Both design changes reduce the funnel height above the floor making filling the hopper easier. The new square funnel still has the same volume as the old round one. The bearings on the grate crank are also improved. They are now pillow blocks, rather than pressed-in bronze bushings.
I also don't think Patrick works for AHS anymore.
You are correct, Yanche. I no longer work there. But, it looks like they have someone who is willing to answer your questions. Jeff is still with the company as well, all though not as CEO (go figure? guy builds the company and then gets demoted). The other big loss is Carl Forney who was an expert on the boilers. He had been involved with them for years and was one of the best technical guys I have ever met. He too, has moved on to greener pastures. In any case I am going to attempt to be on the board as much as possible and will try to answer any of your questions that I can.