DS Machine Coal Boiler any feedback?

Re: DS Machine Coal Boiler any feedback?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:24 pm

The S260 is a beast. Forum member "watkinsdr" has one making LOTS of hot water and when I talked to him in late August he had a 22x44' in-ground pool at 87 degrees.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: DS Machine Coal Boiler any feedback?

PostBy: creosole On: Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:22 pm

i have been running d.s. machine #4 boiler for 5 years now no problem with unit super heavy duty ,problems arise when units are not plumbed correctly or set up right after install.trial and error once you have it ds works great.i video taped mine in action so others can see it ,when i installed mine there was no info on installation just people telling everyone how great units where.when you would ask hey could i see pictures you never get reply.so if anyone is interested check out my videos i was first ond to put on you tube it can be found on you tube type in bodyshop18336 to see please comment good or bad i dont care you can always learn something new
creosole
 
Stove/Furnace Make: d.s.machine
Stove/Furnace Model: #4 boiler

Re: DS Machine Coal Boiler any feedback?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:26 pm

Welcome to the FORUM my friend--thanx for that info:)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

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Re: DS Machine Coal Boiler any feedback?

PostBy: lsayre On: Thu Jul 11, 2013 5:48 pm

creosole wrote:i have been running d.s. machine #4 boiler for 5 years now no problem with unit super heavy duty ,problems arise when units are not plumbed correctly or set up right after install.trial and error once you have it ds works great.i video taped mine in action so others can see it ,when i installed mine there was no info on installation just people telling everyone how great units where.when you would ask hey could i see pictures you never get reply.so if anyone is interested check out my videos i was first ond to put on you tube it can be found on you tube type in bodyshop18336 to see please comment good or bad i dont care you can always learn something new


The videos I watched all had it being fired with wood. Have you ever burned anthracite coal in it?
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13 KW)

Re: DS Machine Coal Boiler any feedback?

PostBy: franco b On: Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:13 pm

Looks like an old fashioned dirty smudge pot wood burner to me.

Would have to see fire pot and grates to judge coal burning.
franco b
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

Re: DS Machine Coal Boiler any feedback?

PostBy: creosole On: Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:24 pm

wood has moisture in it no matter how long it drys,people that say oh my wood burner has electric driven turbine that spins at 10000rpm then injects air into primary chamber then secondary chamber before going out chimney.ok how much electric does it use to do all this,plus what happens when bearing for these high speed latest technology fails your on your hands and knees with a flash light like wow to many moving parts.other problem with these new stovers is to much electronic boards and sensors electronics dont like heat and water condensation and where are they on non d.s. machine stoves.plus with d.s you can burn coal and see nothing coming out chimney.everyones on this kick go green no smoke save earth bla bla bla .i had a 1992 geo three cyl car 50 mpg new toy elec car prius 40mpg with ton electric gen batteries ,that spewed more chemicals and smoke being built over in japan than basic 92 geo .new wood stoves are same deal lot smoke up peoples you no what.d.s.machines made in usa not assembled in usa with mexican parts. before buying d.s. machine i went on internet to see what was out there was not to impressed with to much maybe harman,so i asked plumbing guys hey who makes good boiler i heard d.s. called dist said give me like three people that bought from you called them no complaints,so i bought one.if they where junk than would i still be cutting wood to use every year,ask people with outdoor wood boilers how many cords wood do you use ,how much was unit installed how well insulated are they,take ride to distributor see how many are back getting rebuilt .when all the fancy eye wash is off boiler and you can see whats underneath far from impressive.you can build shed put d.s. in shed make bigger keep junk in summer for half what it cost compared to competition .how come comments are disabled on you tube of other boilers makers .type in on internet complaints from buyers of what ever stove you plan on buying and see for yourself.
creosole
 
Stove/Furnace Make: d.s.machine
Stove/Furnace Model: #4 boiler

Re: DS Machine Coal Boiler any feedback?

PostBy: franco b On: Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:42 pm

I agree with you there are bad designs in boilers. There are however some very good modern wood stoves that burn pretty clean with no moving parts or electricity. There were also some good ones hundreds of years ago. I suspect you are losing close to a third of your heat up the chimney in the form of smoke.

Why not just burn coal in your boiler?
franco b
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

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