Anthratube boiler on Ebay, Not mine

Anthratube boiler on Ebay, Not mine

PostBy: Highlander On: Sat Jun 09, 2007 8:45 am

Just spotted this older Anthratube boiler on the Bay, Here is a link to it:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Coal-Furnace-not-wood-or-oil-Hot-Water-Boiler-heater_W0QQitemZ280123112767QQihZ018QQcategoryZ41987QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.

Its located in Carlisle Pa. I know several of the members here have been lookng for one of these.
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PostBy: e.alleg On: Tue Jun 12, 2007 12:06 am

cool, thanks for the link. I never considered the A/A because of the cost but this might work, we'll see what happens. How many BTU's is this thing?
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PostBy: coaledsweat On: Tue Jun 12, 2007 7:14 am

It is 130,000 BTUs and weighs 930#.
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PostBy: LsFarm On: Tue Jun 12, 2007 9:32 am

I'm bidding on it, I have the 'removal crew' all set up. [they volunteered] Thanks Guys!!

I need to try one of these AA boilers to see if I can cut my coal use some, I burn about 3.5 tons per month with my current boiler, I'd like to cut that back by 30-40%

Greg L
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PostBy: europachris On: Tue Jun 12, 2007 9:42 am

Greg, is that 'little' boiler going to be enough to heat your house and garage?

I can only imagine though that it will be rather more efficient than running your current stoker setup inside that enormous boiler you have. That firepot looks totally lost in there!

Chris
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Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 350/Iron Fireman
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PostBy: coaledsweat On: Tue Jun 12, 2007 10:08 am

The plot thickens!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

PostBy: LsFarm On: Wed Jun 13, 2007 5:25 am

What I'll do is to run the AA as the primary heat source, and keep the big monster boiler idling during cold weather so that if the AA can't keep up the Big Boiler can stoke-up and make up the BTU shortfall.

All I have to do is set up the AA in the shop, use the exsisting underground piping, and I can set up a HUGE coal bin so the AA can have a month's worth of coal or more in the bin. I have some 6" bean auger for an ash removal system, if I find time I'll make a 'once-a-week' boiler operation.

Greg L

Now all I have to do is be the successful bidder.....

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Last edited by LsFarm on Thu Jun 14, 2007 5:04 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
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PostBy: Yanche On: Wed Jun 13, 2007 9:34 am

With your high ceiling in your shop, I'd not use the coal feed auger on the A-A and make a huge gravity feed funnel on top on the boiler. You can fill it with your front end loader. I'd put the boiler on a base high enough to park the loader bucket under it. Just another way to get to the illusive goal, reliable unattended operation. Good luck on the bidding. I'm looking forward to making a trip to Carlisle. :-)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Alternate Heating Systems S-130
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PostBy: Matthaus On: Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:34 am

Yanche wrote:I'm looking forward to making a trip to Carlisle. :-)

Guess we have the next meeting of the Coal Country Jamboree if Greg wins the bid! :lol:
Should be a fun project yanking that nice peice of engineering out of the basement. :scratch: #-o
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PostBy: coaledsweat On: Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:56 am

There is 1 day left and the price is still VERY reasonable, good luck Greg!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
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PostBy: coal berner On: Wed Jun 13, 2007 2:40 pm

Well guys if Greg gets it i will be there to help move the monster A-A 130m with no jacket is 930lbs. with jacket 1000lbs. and the A-A 260m is no jacket 1410lbs with jacket 1530lbs so remember to eat a good breakfast I myself will be eating 2 bowls of rice coal instead of my one bowl every morning you know it is good for the heart and it keeps you regular so eat up HA HA HA hey matt PM me when you get a chance you to yanche hope to see you soon guys see ya :) P.S. it is only at 260.00 with a day 5 hrs. thats a very good price HOPE you get it GREG good luck
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PostBy: Duengeon master On: Wed Jun 13, 2007 6:06 pm

let me know were there dude! :boxing: between all of us we can get it out
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harmon Mark III
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PostBy: coal berner On: Wed Jun 13, 2007 10:10 pm

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 :)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
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PostBy: Yanche On: Thu Jun 14, 2007 8:31 pm

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. ... SNIP ...
Well the Ebay auction has ended and LSfarm is the winner. Looks like we will be making a trip to Carlisle. Congratulations Greg! Did you use snipe?
Yanche
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Alternate Heating Systems S-130
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea

PostBy: gaw On: Thu Jun 14, 2007 10:08 pm

Hey guys, I can’t promise but when you all have a day let me know and I can help if possible. I’m about 60 miles from Carlisle. If it works out on a day I can help I could also help out with some tools, planks, pipes etc. Keep me posted.

I have a stoker so that makes me a “girlie man” so I can’t contribute any brute force but I do have a white hard hat and can supervise all of you “real men” :director: :evil3:
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