Anthratube boiler on Ebay, Not mine

PostBy: LsFarm On: Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:48 pm

Save your energy Chris, you can come to Michigan and help with the install in the boiler building!! [Just kidding, I have a lot of planning to do]

On a serious note, it is heartwarming and amazing that a group of guys are going to spend their Sunday driving around Pennsylvania moving a big hunk of boiler iron for me. I'm humbled and grateful for your friendship and help.

PLEASE be carefull guys!! There isn't a boiler or deal good enough to get hurt over!!

Greg L

I feel another Pennsylvania Pilgramage coming!! :) :lol:
LsFarm
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

Re: Congrats on winning the Boiler

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Jun 18, 2007 9:14 pm

Highlander wrote:I was a bit amazed how much the price shot up towards the end of the bidding. Good luck with it.


LOL, maybe they knew there was interest, second result on Google for anthratube is this thread. :)
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

PostBy: europachris On: Mon Jun 18, 2007 9:25 pm

This is quite the amazing group. I've not felt at home or as much genuine friendship in any of the many other groups I frequent. I suppose it's the very small niche we are in. All of us must be rather unique personalities to be interested in coal burning, as it's not exactly mainstream.

Lemme know when you're ready to put that boiler in, Greg. I'd probably be able to swing a trip over there and help out. It's only 6 hours and about 7 gallons of diesel for the Jetta....... :bounncy:

chris
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PostBy: Matthaus On: Mon Jun 18, 2007 9:47 pm

LsFarm wrote:On a serious note, it is heartwarming and amazing that a group of guys are going to spend their Sunday driving around Pennsylvania moving a big hunk of boiler iron for me.

Yeah any excuse to have a business meeting! :lol: :lol: :occasion5: :occasion5: I think this is the way it was meant to be, man helping his fellow man to stay warm and survive the harsh winter. There is nothing more basic and satisfying than being self sufficient to bring basic comfort and warmth into the home (of course, nothing better than sticking it to those big greedy energy brokers with their hands in our pockets too!). :onfire:
It is my pleasure to be associated with you guys :) we will get together afterwards and raise a glass all the fun we get to have! :wav:
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 berner On: Tue Jun 19, 2007 12:26 am

I concur matthaus that's what makes this forum so great everyone has a common goal trying to stay warm with the cheap good stuff and helping there fellow man and sticking it to the big oil man gas man and electric man too and you are right about the business meeting on are last one we just did not have enough time to talk about burning/mining coal and of course drinking all of that liquid gold stuff that comes in a bottle so after the move I think we will have to continue where we left off from are last meeting see ya on sunday 7am :)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

PostBy: Duengeon master On: Wed Jun 20, 2007 7:59 pm

coal berner wrote:I concur matthaus that's just did not have enough time to talk about burning/mining coal and of course drinking all of that liquid gold stuff that comes in a bottle so after the move I think we will have to continue where we left off from are last meeting see ya on sunday 7am :)
Gentlemen The buisness meeting simply did not last long enough. we need another. :occasion5: I will try to make it sunday but work may have other ideas! :^o I will try my best to make it.
Duengeon master
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harmon Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite pea and nut mix. Bituminous lump

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sat Jun 23, 2007 9:56 am

Have a safe and fun weekend with the project guys, I would love to be there but unfortunatly will be in Englishtown NJ for the NHRA Supernationals race.

I can't wait to see the video! :)
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

PostBy: Matthaus On: Sat Jun 23, 2007 10:11 am

coaledsweat wrote:..... but unfortunatly will be in Englishtown NJ for the NHRA Supernationals race.

Hey Ian, doesn't sound too unfortunate to me! Have fun, we will hoist a few for you (pounds and ounces)! :lol:
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: Duengeon master On: Sun Jun 24, 2007 12:03 pm

sorry I could not make it :( guys Ihave to work have one for me :occasion5:
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harmon Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite pea and nut mix. Bituminous lump

PostBy: gaw On: Sun Jun 24, 2007 8:01 pm

Well that big chunk of steel is out of Herndon! It is loaded up and on the first leg of its trip to Michigan. We had a few obstacles and challenges to overcome but overall the move went pretty good.

Matthaus was the chief engineer, Yanche the assistant engineer and photographer, coal berner and I were the laborers.

I hope Greg is happy with his new toy. It just needs a little cleaning and some minor repairs and maybe a paint job (candy apple red!) and Greg should be in coal burning Heaven.

Matthaus, Yanche, and coal berner it was fun working with you all, hope you all had safe trips home. Maybe I’ll see you guys again at the fall/winter meeting.:occasion5:

Duengeon master wrote:sorry I could not make it :( guys Ihave to work have one for me :occasion5:

I had one for me, one for you and one for the road.
gaw
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice from Schuylkill County

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sun Jun 24, 2007 10:37 pm

Was she a 260M? Did you move it in one piece? Where's the video? :)
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

PostBy: Matthaus On: Mon Jun 25, 2007 1:09 am

coaledsweat wrote:Was she a 260M? Did you move it in one piece? Where's the video? :)

Yes it is a very fine example of a well taken care of 260M, just needs a little TLC, and the increased weight proved to give us a run for the money getting it up uneven stone and morter steps into a garage that would not accomodate any of our vehicles that could provide a winch point.
Yanche took some pictures, and I forgot my camera, so you all are going to have to endure endless tales of our exploites with no video footage to back it up! :roll:
yanche, gaw, JC and I worked well together despite a few challenges and a long day (over 16 hours for JC and I). Most importantly no one got hurt and we were able to hoist a few at the end of the day :) :occasion5:
Here is a little map of how the boiler traveled to finally come to rest on the trailer.
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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: gaw On: Mon Jun 25, 2007 1:25 am

Matthaus wrote:Yanche took some pictures, and I forgot my camera, so you all are going to have to endure endless tales of our exploites with no video footage to back it up! :roll:

Video only contradicts the "truth"

Matthaus wrote:Here is a little map of how the boiler traveled to finally come to rest on the trailer.

Nice map Matthaus, and very accurate.
gaw
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice from Schuylkill County

PostBy: europachris On: Mon Jun 25, 2007 8:03 am

Sweet! Nice job! Sounds like a heck of a day! Bet the :occasion5: tasted REAL good at the end of the day! It's a amazing that people here will go so far out of their way (and time) to pull together and so something like this!

Greg, can't wait to come visit your place again and check that puppy out. 260K BTU should be enough to heat your entire 'palace', no? Might relegate your current boiler/stoker setup to backup duty only? It will be very interesting to see how the two units compare in coal usage this winter.

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

PostBy: LsFarm On: Mon Jun 25, 2007 8:25 am

I too am looking forward to seeing the AA boiler in service. I'm hoping to see a significant drop in coal use this season. I probably will keep the current boiler in place as a backup and for additional BTU's if needed [doubtfull].

Thanks again to the 'removal crew'. I really appreciate you taking a day to go retrieve this hunk of iron from that basement and maze.

If all goes well, I should have the boiler home next sunday, the 1st. Then the 'fun' begins, setting it up, plumbing, wiring etc. Planing and Logistics...


Can't wait to see some photos Yanche!

Greg L
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
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