My "New" Gentleman Janitor

My "New" Gentleman Janitor

PostBy: prophead On: Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:36 am

OK...Here they are....as promised....PICS!

Front of furnace...covered with 2 layers of "foil lined" bubble wrap. Amazing how well that insulates the boiler.
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This was an "as is" unit I purchased from Glen Harris. While the motor ran it has some issues that prevented it from starting reliably. I took it to a local motor shop and they called me back with a "I really don't know where to start fixing this motor..." message. Seems it had worn out sleeve bearings (which are not replaceable) and other worn out parts. A new double shafted motor is almost three times more costly than a single shafted motor. So...being the frugal man that I am, this is the result.
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Notice the oil spots on the floor....seems the transmission doesn't hold as much oil as I thought. :)
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My permanently connected Manometer
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Coal side view. No, that wet spot below the relief valve tube is not the result of the furnace venting or leaking. It is the result of me finally cleaning up my mess from installing.
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My "Coal Bin"
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AH....Coal Heat!
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prophead
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Gentleman Janitor GJ-61
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat
Stove/Furnace Model: Gentleman Janitor GJ63

Re: My "New" Gentleman Janitor

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:46 am

Nice job on the motor modification and the install.
No, that wet spot below the relief valve tube is not the result of the furnace venting or leaking. It is the result of me finally cleaning up my mess from installing.

Yep, things can get messy during the installation!
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: My "New" Gentleman Janitor

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:51 am

How 'bout some Gentleman Jack, with your Gentleman Janitor! :D :D :D

http://www.jdcollectorspage.com/Gentlemanjack1.html
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

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Re: My "New" Gentleman Janitor

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:40 pm

Is their a foil covering on the inside face of the insulation ? Those supersacks are a great idea.
AA130FIREMAN
 
Stove/Furnace Make: axeman anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 anthratube

Re: My "New" Gentleman Janitor

PostBy: dave brode On: Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:04 am

I like the motor!

I have submitted your application to the cheap sob club that I belong to. :)

Dave
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KAA-2
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: used to have a 5 section Red Square
Coal Size/Type: rice anthracite

Re: My "New" Gentleman Janitor

PostBy: prophead On: Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:05 am

dave brode wrote:I have submitted your application to the cheap sob club that I belong to. :)


LOL!

Is their a foil covering on the inside face of the insulation ?


Yes indeed...foil covers both sides.
prophead
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Gentleman Janitor GJ-61
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat
Stove/Furnace Model: Gentleman Janitor GJ63

Re: My "New" Gentleman Janitor

PostBy: whistlenut On: Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:32 am

Great 'think quick' on the motor dilemma. .....a bag of 'speedy dry' is an essential part of the install project.
Short money for a quick cleanup!
When you buy an 'as is used anything' there sure seems to be lots of twists and turns before making it to the open road.
Nice resolution to getting it fired up. Many years of affordable enjoyment await you. :idea: :!:

PS: I thought Smitty had been in admiring your handiwork and had 'Christened' the GG like a new ship........then reality steps in and why would he waste a perfectly good bottle of whiskey?.......I could have been a pint of Slutty Nose Fall Wheat Brew, however. :D :idea:
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska,Gibraltor,Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
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