Coal Gun now UL listed

Coal Gun now UL listed

PostBy: PatrickAHS On: Mon Oct 05, 2009 3:42 pm

Underwriter’s Laboratories testing of the Coal Gun(TM) coal stoker boiler was completed earlier this year and UL listed versions of the popular stoker boiler will be available for shipment on October 9, 2009.

Alternate Heating Systems now manufactures one of a select few UL Listed coal stoker boilers presently available. The Coal Gun has demonstrated that it meets rigorous UL standards for safety. These standards have been created to provide assurance of safety regarding fire and electrical hazards associated with solid fuel boilers.

Many states and municipalities require safety agency tested boilers and now there is a solid fuel alternative that meets this requirement. The Coal Gun stoker boiler burns Anthracite coal, graded in the pea or buckwheat sizes. Anthracite coal, also known as hard coal, is mined in northeast Pennsylvania and is widely available throughout the northeastern United States.
PatrickAHS
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alternate Heating Systems LLC

Re: Coal Gun now UL listed

PostBy: whistlenut On: Mon Oct 05, 2009 7:12 pm

One more bit of good news for a fine product line! All you have to do is get folks to try one and they are hooked.
Hard work, great fabrication, and a long history of doing what needs to be done, then improving it constantly....try importing that! Nice to support your neighbors, right here in the USA.
:notworthy: :secret: :flex: :discuss: :band: :pepsi:
whistlenut
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks Boiler,Itasca415,NYer130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska,Gibraltor,Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck,Pea,Nut&Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB

Re: Coal Gun now UL listed

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Oct 05, 2009 7:14 pm

Wooohoooo!! That's great news!
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Coal Gun now UL listed

PostBy: tom69z On: Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:19 pm

SUPER ! I may hook mine up and see what all the fuss is about over these units. its the only way I'll know for sure just how well they work.....
tom69z
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Thermo-Dynamics HT Oil Boiler
Stove/Furnace Model: none currently

Re: Coal Gun now UL listed

PostBy: Yanche On: Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:57 pm

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.
Yanche
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Alternate Heating Systems S-130
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea

Re: Coal Gun now UL listed

PostBy: BENAHSMAN On: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:22 pm

Greetings from AHS!! I am Ben and I work for AHS. I would love to answer any questions you may have.
BENAHSMAN
 
Stove/Furnace Make: ALTERNATE HEATING SYSTEMS

Re: Coal Gun now UL listed

PostBy: PatrickAHS On: Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:16 am

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.
PatrickAHS
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alternate Heating Systems LLC

Re: Coal Gun now UL listed

PostBy: Paulie On: Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:17 am

Sounds like some house cleaning there. Hope it does not effect the product. Hope those who have jumped(pushed off?) ship
landed safely some where else.
Paulie
 
Stove/Furnace Make: leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer