I'll try to put all the pictures in sequence. It was a 120 mile one way trip for me, so by the time I arrive the boiler was disconnected. I had no trouble finding the right house, I just looked for the Dodge RAM diesel pickup with the 6 inch dia exhaust. Matthaus burns rice coal in it, you know.
This shows 2x8's under the boiler and Matthaus getting ready to strap the boiler to the planks. The plan is to roll it on pipes to the stairs.
Rolling the boiler towards the steps. The concrete floor was uneven a rough but we made it.
This shows the boiler being pulled up the steps with a battery powered winch. It's boards sliding on boards. No pipe rollers. Lots of friction. Kind of like snow skis, but nothing could slip back if the cable broke. Getting it up the steps took over an hour. The steps were uneven flat stones.
This shows the boiler finally out of the basement. Note where the chains are. This is where the hoist was attached, near the CG of the boiler. Note how the boiler is strapped to the planks. The combustion blower mounts to the boiler where the large round opening is. The internal heat exchanger for the domestic is the front plate at the top front of the boiler. Note the opening between the two straps at the top left. This is where the coal feed auger mounts.
This is the boiler being pulled up on the tilt trailer by the winch.
Close up of the internal side of the combustion blower. Hot combustion gases are drawn into the center hole of the fan (into the photo). They turn 180 degrees and come out of photo. Both the in and out combustion gases are surrounded by water jackets.
This shows the outside of the blower. This casting is what the hot gases hit when they make a 180 degree turn.
The boiler on it's way. First leg of it's journey to Michigan.
I had a good time and enjoyed working with the rest of the guys. We went to dinner at a local bar. Good food and good company. I also saw how to organically scent a urinal. Think room freshener and mint leaves. I've used them all over the world but never seen one with an organic hockey puck substitute! Inside joke