Futura boiler

Futura boiler

PostBy: Charlie Z On: Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:02 am

Surveying the central market I came across a stoker boiler I hadn't seen. Anyone know anything about the "Futura"?
http://www.cozyheat.net/futura.htm
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
It looks like an import (Poland?).

As mentioned elsewhere, my oil burner has seen it's last season and the quote came in at $8900(!) for a 215-3 Buderus, indirect superstor heater (40gal) and a new double-wall Roth tank. A US Peerless knocks $500 off.

All to burn $2.50/gal oil.

Considering going stoked boiler. I had been planning on the hand-fired boiler with the oil-burner backing it up.
Charlie Z
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Coalbrookdale
Stove/Furnace Model: Darby

Re: Futura boiler

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:38 am

Charlie Z wrote:Surveying the central market I came across a stoker boiler I hadn't seen. Anyone know anything about the "Futura"?
http://www.cozyheat.net/futura.htm
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
It looks like an import (Poland?).


I haven't seen that one either, but it is pricey. I think I would go with an Axeman or AHS before one of those.
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Apr 23, 2007 9:15 am

Yes, that or some other product made in the U.S. I'm all for buying U.S. when possible but there's other reasons too, consider parts... Purchasing a stoker boiler is like getting married, it's for life. Something on that breaks is it going to cost you a fortune or be available at all? I could see if there was a significant savings but you're not saving anything there.

Secondly I wonder why they have the hopper enclosed?

Anyhow I'd also price the EFM's, Keystoker's etc, there's a lot to choose from.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

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PostBy: LsFarm On: Mon Apr 23, 2007 9:26 am

Hi Charlie, Cozy heat is here in Michigan. A friend of mine bought a gasification wood boiler from them. They are pricey, but well made. I question the wide range of coal listed. I can't imagine an auger capable of crushing nut size coal to feed an underfed firepot [retort].

I'd look seriously at a used EFM 520, or as you mentioned an AHS or AxeAnderson.

What is wrong with the oil heat system?? Often the focus by the heating contractor is to sell a new unit, not to repair.

Greg L

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LsFarm
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

PostBy: Matthaus On: Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:00 am

Hey Charlie, this is the season for removal of stoker boilers from the NE. I have recently purchased two gentleman Janitor units for a total of $500!

Both units are functional and just need a good cleaning and going over. If you want to consider a little extra work and the ability to save thousands that would be one other option to consider. Plus I like to salvage the pieces of history that still can serve a useful purpose. :)

let me know if you are interested and I can keep my eyes open for you. Right now there are several EFM units that are rebuilt and ready to go for less than $1,800. You can look here:

http://www.thepapershop.com/ Look under heating and plumbing, I have a subscription or you can get one yourself for a minimal cost.

See what got started when you picked up that coal fired boiler! :deathlyobsessed: :lol:
How do you think I ended up with several stoker stoves and two stoker boilers?
Matthaus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite

PostBy: coal_kid On: Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:18 pm

Oh no, you let out thepapershop.com Now everyone is going to search there for coal burners! Haha, just kidding.

I’ve been looking at my newspaper's classified selection for "coal" once a week, usually with little results. Same with the Scranton newspapers. I’m always amazed at the papershop. There normally a _selection_ of used coal burners. I almost called about your new boiler a few months ago. I guess that low price was for-real.
coal_kid
 

PostBy: Matthaus On: Mon Apr 23, 2007 11:24 pm

Yeah, the paper shop is the best place to find the stuff, guess I had to leak it to keep me from buying more! :rofl:

The sad thing is I just missed a new looking Van Wert that went out as scrap! I could have gotten it for free if my buddy a couple blocks over had known I was looking for a stoker boiler. :onfire:
Matthaus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite

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