Anthratube boiler on Ebay, Not mine

PostBy: gaw On: Thu Jun 14, 2007 10:25 pm

I think Greg needs a load of pea coal now. If you want maybe we could find a garage or shop with a block and tackle and set your new toy in the bed of the truck and you can haul a load of pea in the trailer. Another long drive back! :sleepy2:
gaw
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice from Schuylkill County

PostBy: coal berner On: Thu Jun 14, 2007 10:33 pm

Hey gaw no he is just going to bring a bigger trailer put the boiler on and maybe 6 or 7 tons i think it will be his triple axels this time would you be interested in helping if so pm me ill give more info to you take care talk to you later
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

PostBy: Duengeon master On: Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:28 am

coal berner wrote:
Duengeon master wrote:let me know were there dude! :boxing: between all of us we can get it out
Hello D.M. we sure would like your help if GREG gets it so far it will be Matthaus Yanche and myself the unit is in carlisle pa. so from you it would be about 138 miles 2hrs 21 min matthaus will be meeting me at the 901pub off I-81 at the minersville EXIT you know the place we had are meeting there so if you can meet us there I will let you know what day later thank you for you offer to help if you could make it it will be 103miles 2hrs. 3min from you local to the 901pub take care and i will talk to you later THANKS AGAIN :)
J.C. I can meet everyone in carlisle and skip the meeting. All I request is the minuites. :occasion5: The move will have to be on a sunday in order for me to help. sorry I have to work most sat. Congradulations Greg on your new toy. :lol:
Duengeon master
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harmon Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite pea and nut mix. Bituminous lump

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PostBy: LsFarm On: Fri Jun 15, 2007 11:00 am

Thanks for cheering for me, I sure hope this boiler lives up to it's reputation and hype!! The owner claims to have burnt only 7 tons for a whole year, even running it for the summer for domestic hot water. That's about what I burn in two months in the winter!!

The seller has not contacted me yet, I have to arrange payment, get directions and arrange a time. I know it won't be this weekend, a good chance for next weekend.

I have a tri-axle trailer that I've considered putting sides on and hauling coal in, it is quite long, so I think I could put the boiler up front on the bed, and the coal 'box' behind, over the axles and carry 6+ tons of coal. I need to do some preliminary measuring and engineering this weekend when I get back to Michigan.

Thanks again for all the support and help.
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: coaledsweat On: Fri Jun 15, 2007 11:33 am

LsFarm wrote:Thanks for cheering for me, I sure hope this boiler lives up to it's reputation and hype!!


I somehow feel personally responsible for this choice you made, so if it doesn't work out I'll be happy to take the load of scrap off your hands! :P

You are going to have a lot more free time (and money) this winter Greg, enjoy it. :)
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

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PostBy: Highlander On: Sun Jun 17, 2007 2:38 pm

:) Congratulations on winning the Boiler Greg, I was hoping somebody on the forum would win it, I was a bit amazed how much the price shot up towards the end of the bidding. Good luck with it.
Highlander
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000 Sold
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Castings Resolute
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: VF3000 Stoker Boiler

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Jun 17, 2007 9:34 pm

I too was surprised to see the final price, but I was still a bit below my max bid. I'm pretty sure this boiler is the 260K model which is more desireable for my application. The measurments given by the seller match the 260K boiler.

I will probably get the boiler home within a few weeks, I'll take lots of photos when I'm checking it out. The cut-away drawings on the AA website and the AHS site do not clearly show how everything is set up and how the boiler water flows and the coal heat flows. So I'm looking forward to a little 'informative disection'.

Greg L

I fixed it JC :)
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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: coal berner On: Mon Jun 18, 2007 12:47 am

I think you mean 260m and 260 B.T.U. Greg I know you are excited but we must accurate :lol: talk to you later see ya
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

PostBy: LsFarm On: Mon Jun 18, 2007 6:09 am

Yep I did mean 260K, long day yesterday.

GL
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 Jun 18, 2007 10:56 am

Duengeon master wrote:I can meet everyone in carlisle ....

Current plan is 8:30 AM meet in Carlisle... one of us will E-mail you with the address... more to follow... should be about 3/4 ton of fun! :lol:
Matthaus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel, natural gas
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite

PostBy: Matthaus On: Mon Jun 18, 2007 5:33 pm

OK, big update! The unit is on the Susquehanna in a little town called Herndon (zip 17830). It is on Riverside Ave. (17th house on the right, address unknown by the owner!). The appointed meeting time is still 8:30 Sunday morning June 24th, Gary the owner is going to meet us.
Should be a fun exercise for those in attendance! :lol: :shock: :roll:
Matthaus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel, natural gas
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite

PostBy: europachris On: Mon Jun 18, 2007 5:36 pm

Somebody PLEASE take a lot of pictures. I want to see this all in it's gory detail!

Chris
europachris
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 350/Iron Fireman
Stove/Furnace Model: Custom bituminous burner

PostBy: Matthaus On: Mon Jun 18, 2007 5:42 pm

europachris wrote:Somebody PLEASE take a lot of pictures. I want to see this all in it's gory detail!

Chris

Hey Chris, just fire up the Jetta and take a little road trip! :lol: Will post the pics next week, should be quite an interesting sight! :wink:
Matthaus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel, natural gas
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite

PostBy: Yanche On: Mon Jun 18, 2007 6:10 pm

I plan to. There is a lot to compare with an AHS coal gun. The claimed improvements in the Eshland/AHS design are a ceramic heat shield at the combustion blower, pipe thread type domestic hot water coil, different internal water passages to keep heat away from the blower shaft bearings and separate grate motor. All that said the A-A antratube has had many years of reliable service for many, many customers. It will be the first time I've seen one. Worth lifting a few pounds. :-)
Yanche
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Alternate Heating Systems S-130
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea

PostBy: europachris On: Mon Jun 18, 2007 7:35 pm

Matthaus wrote:
Hey Chris, just fire up the Jetta and take a little road trip! :lol: Will post the pics next week, should be quite an interesting sight! :wink:


Oh man, I'd love to come along to this coal boiler 'geek fest', but I just can't get away from work right now - too busy getting the '08 model year into production.....

On top of that, I've got my own Keystoker project to finish up and start getting installed down in the basement.

Chris
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Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 350/Iron Fireman
Stove/Furnace Model: Custom bituminous burner

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