Anthratube boiler on Ebay, Not mine

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Mon Jun 25, 2007 8:55 am

LsFarm wrote: Then the 'fun' begins, setting it up, plumbing, wiring etc.


When thats done the real fun begins, two trips a week to the power house? You better start looking for another project, your winter could get boring. :)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

PostBy: Matthaus On: Mon Jun 25, 2007 1:17 pm

Greg, here are a couple of pics to help you plan the palletization for the trip home.
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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: coaledsweat On: Mon Jun 25, 2007 1:27 pm

Did you guys get any feeling about the date it was made/how long it has been in service?
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PostBy: coal berner On: Mon Jun 25, 2007 2:02 pm

Hello everyone First of all I just would like to say it was my pleasure to work and see you all again it was a great and a long day for me and matthuas I arrived back at home at 12:15 am and left at 6:20am And I must say if was well worth it just to see that A-A 260m and all of it's 1410lbs. WOW. I know i said this before but i must say it again what a Great bunch of guy's Matthaus Yanche and of course gaw I can't wait until we can get together again and toss a few cold ones OH I must mention about mathaus and myself G.P.S. Experience we had in the morning WOW what a EYE opener they where some " Crazy " Roads we where on IF you can call them roads I wish we would have video that part of the trip Everyone would of had A good laugh well I hope we can get together again in the fall for another buiness meeting I would love to show you all some more coal breakers / mines tours and this time they will be all Operating . Oh ya gaw I am sorry i forgot to take some of that shoofly pie back with me maybe next time when i see you. Well i hope that the 260m works out for you Greg and remember if you need some help loading it up just give me a ring i will be there. Take care Everyone and I hope to see you all soon see ya. One more thing Yanche HURRY UP with the photo's just kidding Yanche see ya soon :)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

PostBy: coal berner On: Mon Jun 25, 2007 2:18 pm

I forgot to say This on my last post THANK YOU to MATHAUS for showing me his bike / stove & stoker shop Double "WOW" what a bunch of great and neat stuff THANKS again mathaus and for a girlie man :flower: your alright in my book take care and be safe on your trip talk to you soon . :)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

PostBy: Yanche On: Mon Jun 25, 2007 2:28 pm

Here's some photos
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Alternate Heating Systems S-130
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea

PostBy: Yanche On: Mon Jun 25, 2007 2:31 pm

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. :-)

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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.

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Rolling the boiler towards the steps. The concrete floor was uneven a rough but we made it.

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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.

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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.

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This is the boiler being pulled up on the tilt trailer by the winch.

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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.

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This shows the outside of the blower. This casting is what the hot gases hit when they make a 180 degree turn.

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

PostBy: Yanche On: Mon Jun 25, 2007 2:32 pm

Still more
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Alternate Heating Systems S-130
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea

PostBy: Yanche On: Mon Jun 25, 2007 5:37 pm

On it's way
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Alternate Heating Systems S-130
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PostBy: gambler On: Mon Jun 25, 2007 7:37 pm

You guys have all of the fun!!
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

PostBy: coal berner On: Tue Jun 26, 2007 12:07 am

Thank you Yanche for Urinal joke I forgot to mention it on my post earlier that was deffintly a different experiences for me or maybe I was trying to forget it HA HA must be a local thing never seen or herd of mint leaves being used in that matter let alone a whole plant / bush :shock: Take care talk to you later
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

PostBy: LsFarm On: Tue Jun 26, 2007 3:28 pm

I have the custom-made heavy duty pallet made. A dozen or so of ratchet straps, and an empty [mostly anyway :) ] pickup bed. And a helper along with me.

I'm in NW Massachusetts at an antique car get-together. I drove a non-stop from Michigan to Massachusetts last night through this morning. I did snooze for a few hours in a truck stop parking lot. I'm stopping at Matthaus' on the way back home.

I'm planning on setting the boiler on the pallet, strapping it down, setting the combined lump in the pickup truck bed, sliding if fully foward and straping that to the bed. I think the truck needs some ballast anyway, it's loafing with only the car-hauler and car behind, only about 8000#, much lighter than the 11,500 of coal and trailer a few weeks ago!.

I'll post photos next week when I get back, I forgot the camera-chip reader at home. So I can only take photos, not download them to my computer. :?

The weather here is in the mid 90's, the gasoline is boiling in the carburetor of the 1933 car, it doesn't like gasoline with ethanol in it !!

Greg L

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

PostBy: LsFarm On: Wed Jun 27, 2007 4:23 pm

I moved the gasoline, valve seat, lead-in-fuel comments to this thread in the general topics.

I'll post photos of the car meet there when I get back home.

http://nepacrossroads.com/viewtopic.php?t=1787

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

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Jul 01, 2007 8:06 pm

I stopped on the way home from the Pierce Arrow car meet to pick up the Axeman-Anderson boiler.

Matthaus was expecting me, so it only took a little less than two hours to finish constructing the heavy duty pallet for the boiler, setting the boiler in place, straping and blocking it in place for the long, bouncy ride to Michigan.

Putting the boiler-on-pallet in the truck, and loading in the augers, ash pans full of wiring and controls took some time and planning, then I hooked the car-hauler trailer to the truck again.

The drive home took 15 hours, 4 hours of it sleeping in truck stops. I started from Matthuas' home at 9:30 PM and arrived at my home about 20 minutes after noon. I'm a 'bit tired', but will survive.

Thanks again to the 'removal crew': JC, Matt, Yanche and Gary. Looking at the boiler I can see that it would have been a challenge to extract it from it's basement location.

I'll post photos and info as I go through the refurb of the unit.

Hope everyone has a safe and fun 4th of July.

Greg L

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Loaded in the back of my truck, along with the feed augers, combustion fan and other items for the boiler instalation.
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The loaded truck, with attached car-hauler in front of the shop.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

PostBy: keyman512us On: Sat Jul 21, 2007 1:09 pm

I take a break from the forum figuring my fellow coal burners wouldn't be up to much in the warmer weather and miss all the fun...lol
Glad to hear this project went well hope everyone is enjoying "the off season" lol
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