Greetings from AHS & Bio

Greetings from AHS & Bio

PostBy: BENAHSMAN On: Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:36 am

My name is Ben Witmer. I will be the one managing all the online information for Alternate Heating Systems. Just as a little Bio..I started in 1984 right out of High School working for Eshland Enterprises which was the founding Company of Alternate Heating. Along with Jeff Gingerich we ran the retail Hardware store and outlet for retail customers purchasing the Eshland Boiler products. I worked for Eshland untill 1991 at which time I purchased the Hardware store and expanded into Greenhouses, Nursery, and landscaping along with a Handyman Service. In 1992 our newborn son was diagnosed with a rare seizure disorder and passed away in 1998. That sort of took the wind out of my sails for a while and I eventually sold the store in 2001 and went to work in Corporate America. NEVER AGAIN!! Brian Wise, who bought the business from Jeff Gingerich happens to be one of my best childhood friends and brought me on board to take over the Sales Department last April. Praise the Lord, business has been on a steady incline and we have every intention of taking the business to the next level.
BENAHSMAN
 
Stove/Furnace Make: ALTERNATE HEATING SYSTEMS

Re: Greetings from AHS & Bio

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:37 pm

Ben,

Welcome to the forum.

It is really nice to have someone from the manufacturer participating here.



Rick
Rick 386
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work

Re: Greetings from AHS & Bio

PostBy: tom69z On: Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:51 pm

those coal guns are top quality units, thats a big 10-4
tom69z
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Thermo-Dynamics HT Oil Boiler
Stove/Furnace Model: none currently

Re: Greetings from AHS & Bio

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:26 pm

Hi Ben,

The Coal Gun is an amazing piece of equipment, no doubt about that!

When the weather warms up a bit I will take the family on a field trip to see the new showroom.

Do you allow 200 lb mastiffs that slobber and eat everything in sight?
EarthWindandFire
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Lil' Heater.
Other Heating: Oil Furnace and Kerosene Heaters.

Re: Greetings from AHS & Bio

PostBy: tom69z On: Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:14 pm

except for the puff backs when you dont have sufficient draft...... do a survey and you'll find alot of members had their baro dampers blown off a few times. They work well, or so I was told. Too bad their having a price increase soon, I dont see many of them selling for 8000+.



EarthWindandFire wrote:Hi Ben,

The Coal Gun is an amazing piece of equipment, no doubt about that!

When the weather warms up a bit I will take the family on a field trip to see the new showroom.

Do you allow 200 lb mastiffs that slobber and eat everything in sight?
tom69z
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Thermo-Dynamics HT Oil Boiler
Stove/Furnace Model: none currently

Re: Greetings from AHS & Bio

PostBy: Paisan On: Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:29 pm

tom69z wrote:except for the puff backs when you dont have sufficient draft...... do a survey and you'll find alot of members had their baro dampers blown off a few times


That just made me :lol: !! Is that true? Wow, that would suck.
Paisan
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: D.S. Circulator
Stove/Furnace Make: D.S.
Stove/Furnace Model: Circulator

Re: Greetings from AHS & Bio

PostBy: tom69z On: Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:11 pm

if your draft is not .04 or better all the time, you'll have problems. Dont get me wrong, they are a SUPER HIGH QUALITY made unit, VERY reliable and heat like no tomorrow from what I have read. I would own one if they were less $$$.


Paisan wrote:
tom69z wrote:except for the puff backs when you dont have sufficient draft...... do a survey and you'll find alot of members had their baro dampers blown off a few times


That just made me :lol: !! Is that true? Wow, that would suck.
tom69z
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Thermo-Dynamics HT Oil Boiler
Stove/Furnace Model: none currently