Woohoo!!! My Coal Gun has arrived!!!

Re: Woohoo!!! My Coal Gun has arrived!!!

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:48 pm

I wish I was on this site years ago. The opinions are priceless, just like the money we are saving. Can you imagine asking questions of your challenges and getting soo many free answers :!:
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
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Re: Woohoo!!! My Coal Gun has arrived!!!

PostBy: oliver power On: Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:59 pm

I'm excited for you.......... I know exactly how you feel. Oliver
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Re: Woohoo!!! My Coal Gun has arrived!!!

PostBy: watkinsdr On: Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:56 am

I'm upgrading my system to a coal boiler this summer too. So far I'm leaning towards the new Leisure Line 110; or, a Keystoker KA-6. What's the typical dealer price for a new AHS-130?

Thanks in advance...
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Re: Woohoo!!! My Coal Gun has arrived!!!

PostBy: whistlenut On: Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:29 am

The dealer price is not known, but you can call Ben at AHS and he will quote your specs. The sale is just over I think, ended the 15th. 7K would be a good round number for a baseline 130.
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Re: Woohoo!!! My Coal Gun has arrived!!!

PostBy: Joeski On: Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:10 pm

Thank You lsayre for all the great info you gave me in the PM. :D
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Re: Woohoo!!! My Coal Gun has arrived!!!

PostBy: lsayre On: Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:52 pm

I must say thank you to all of you who are sharing in my boiler project for your encouragement, support, technical assistance, and enthusiasm. This forum is fantastic, and the people who participate on it are also!!!

As is my habit I have just thought of another question: The S130 Coal Gun has returns on both sides. To maintain uniform boiler temperature would it be wise to send the return to both sides simultaneously, or can one return safely be capped off?
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: Woohoo!!! My Coal Gun has arrived!!!

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:29 pm

lsayre wrote:I must say thank you to all of you who are sharing in my boiler project for your encouragement, support, technical assistance, and enthusiasm. This forum is fantastic, and the people who participate on it are also!!!

As is my habit I have just thought of another question: The S130 Coal Gun has returns on both sides. To maintain uniform boiler temperature would it be wise to send the return to both sides simultaneously, or can one return safely be capped off?

Using one is common and should not be a problem but the "proper" way is both returns be plumbed.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
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Re: Woohoo!!! My Coal Gun has arrived!!!

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:34 pm

If you do connect both returns, keep clearance to remove the asher, I believe it would be like an axeman. The stove pipe side may see more heat, if you do 1 return, that may be the best side.
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Re: Woohoo!!! My Coal Gun has arrived!!!

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:14 pm

Read the manual, I believe it says to install a boiler drain in the unused return port.

-Rob
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
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Re: Woohoo!!! My Coal Gun has arrived!!!

PostBy: Mrbtu On: Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:33 pm

Good Luck with it , from what I hear your going to love it !!! P.S. I ordered my ahs-130 last week !! :D :D :D
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Re: Woohoo!!! My Coal Gun has arrived!!!

PostBy: lsayre On: Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:33 pm

markviii wrote:Read the manual, I believe it says to install a boiler drain in the unused return port.

-Rob


That would be a handy way of handling the boiler drain situation.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: Woohoo!!! My Coal Gun has arrived!!!

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:48 pm

You always want a drain, preferably at the lowest point in the system. On my Axeman, I have one return plugged and the one that feeds has a drain.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
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Re: Woohoo!!! My Coal Gun has arrived!!!

PostBy: mikeandgerry On: Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:38 am

Summer installation project? whaaaa?

We have done our part here on the forum, sooooo......get moving on this project. We need periodic progress pics too.

Late spring? That is simply unacceptable. :no1: :nono: :down: :chop:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman-Anderson Anthratube 130-M

Re: Woohoo!!! My Coal Gun has arrived!!!

PostBy: Sting On: Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:52 am

lsayre wrote: As is my habit I have just thought of another question: The S130 Coal Gun has returns on both sides. To maintain uniform boiler temperature would it be wise to send the return to both sides simultaneously, or can one return safely be capped off?


And as habit -- Ill annoy you with my advice. Contrary to others, maybe even factory - I have found piping both returns works slightly better to keep the vessel from stratifying in the corners. NOW, be sure to make both of these branches EXACTLY the same length and configuration, so the flow in each branch is the same. Do this in a way so your not tripping on the pipe or having it in your way for service. To handle the drain aspect - use a tee as the last fitting to each return port and put a drain in at least one. Some applications simply don't allow both to be pipes due to space considerations, but "It Depends". Use pipe and fittings THE SAME SIZE as the boiler tapping. If you don not use both - Don't just jam a f-in plug in one - use at least a 3 inch nipple with a cap, or a nipple and turn down a reducing elbow as to place the drain so liquid is not trapped behind the bushing.

Kind Regards,
Sting
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