Question RE : Height of AHS S130 Coal Gun to top of hopper

Question RE : Height of AHS S130 Coal Gun to top of hopper

PostBy: lsayre On: Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:55 pm

What is the overall height (to the top of the hopper) of the newer square hopper style S130 Coal Gun? What is the same for the older round hopper models?

Do those of you who own the Coal Gun feed the hopper manually, or have you installed an auger system of some sort?
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: Question RE : Height of AHS S130 Coal Gun to top of hopper

PostBy: tom69z On: Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:24 pm

the round 400# hopper unit is 69.5" high, the newer rectangular hoppers are 63" high.... They are not interchangeable I was told.
tom69z
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Thermo-Dynamics HT Oil Boiler
Stove/Furnace Model: none currently

Re: Question RE : Height of AHS S130 Coal Gun to top of hopper

PostBy: lsayre On: Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:27 pm

Thank you much tom69Z!!!
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

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Re: Question RE : Height of AHS S130 Coal Gun to top of hopper

PostBy: lsayre On: Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:22 pm

Now that it's arrived, I can directly answer this question. It's 59 inches to the top of the hopper. Will have to sit upon some blocks to raise it a bit off the floor though, so add a few inches for that.

A quick "extreme" outer dimension measurement yields roughly: 50" long x 33" wide x 59" tall. That accounts for all dangling appendages. The boiler proper is much tidier than that. Weight for shipping purposes was listed as 875 lbs.
Last edited by lsayre on Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:53 pm, edited 1 time in total.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: Question RE : Height of AHS S130 Coal Gun to top of hopper

PostBy: Yanche On: Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:46 pm

lsayre wrote:Now that it's arrived, I can directly answer this question. It's 59 inches to the top of the hopper. Will have to sit upon some blocks to raise it a bit off the floor though, so add a few inches for that.

A quick "extreme" outer dimension measurement yields: 50" long x 33" wide x 59" tall. That accounts for all dangling appendages. The boiler proper is much tidier than that. Weight for shipping purposes was listed as 875 lbs.


To Ben Witmer, Jeff Gingerich and Brian Wise of AHS could you explain why such an important height number is not listed on the AHS web site?

http://www.alternateheatingsystems.com/CoalBurners.aspx

The height that's listed is the assembled height = 42". So what up? A customer could have a very unpleasant surprise!!
Yanche
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Alternate Heating Systems S-130
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea

Re: Question RE : Height of AHS S130 Coal Gun to top of hopper

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:56 pm

My buddy built a little stair case. Up a couple steps to load it. Easy.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Question RE : Height of AHS S130 Coal Gun to top of hopper

PostBy: tom69z On: Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:21 am

AHS and AA also need to work on some serious marketing, until a year ago I never heard of a coal-gun. But I knew all about EFMs 20yrs ago. My inlaws house has two EFM 520 units in the basement (double house), and they run like swiss watches, never any issues. :shock:



Yanche wrote:
lsayre wrote:Now that it's arrived, I can directly answer this question. It's 59 inches to the top of the hopper. Will have to sit upon some blocks to raise it a bit off the floor though, so add a few inches for that.

A quick "extreme" outer dimension measurement yields: 50" long x 33" wide x 59" tall. That accounts for all dangling appendages. The boiler proper is much tidier than that. Weight for shipping purposes was listed as 875 lbs.


To Ben Witmer, Jeff Gingerich and Brian Wise of AHS could you explain why such an important height number is not listed on the AHS web site?

http://www.alternateheatingsystems.com/CoalBurners.aspx

The height that's listed is the assembled height = 42". So what up? A customer could have a very unpleasant surprise!!
tom69z
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Thermo-Dynamics HT Oil Boiler
Stove/Furnace Model: none currently

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