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

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

PostBy: lsayre On: Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:11 pm

It's here, and its sitting in the garage. She's still under wraps, but here's a quick snapshot of my summer project. Not quite as exciting as welcoming a new son or daughter into the world, but close!!!
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lsayre
 
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: EarthWindandFire On: Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:47 pm

I must admit that I'm jealous!

You really did buy a great boiler and with proper care it should last 100 years.
EarthWindandFire
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Lil' Heater.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer model 75.
Other Heating: Oil and Natural Gas.

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PostBy: Sting On: Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:54 pm

Soon the fun begins

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PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:01 pm

lsayre wrote: my summer project.

:D congrads. Can you wait till summer ???
AA130FIREMAN
 
Stove/Furnace Make: axeman anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 anthratube

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

PostBy: lsayre On: Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:04 pm

I'll be starting on it as soon as the heating season is pretty much confirmed to be over. Late April perhaps?

I'm wondering if I should unwrap it soon and let it breath so it doesn't run the risk of collecting moisture while sitting around in the garage for a few months while tucked up under all that plastic wrap. What is the advice of the group regarding this?
lsayre
 
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: whistlenut On: Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:09 pm

Lucky Dawg!! Why wait....go for it......and then we can talk about the NEXT big step: an AUGER feed from above.
Rest easy, most folks haven't figured out that oil is NOT going to go down, and Propane prices are like a Hot Air Balloon tethered to you wallet.......and trust me on this one, you don't and won't have enough "Ballast" to maintain control of that fuel! Ordered the delivery of the first TT load? :?: :idea: ;) :roll:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks Boiler,Itasca415,NYer130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska,Gibraltor,Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck,Pea,Nut&Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB

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PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:11 pm

AA130FIREMAN wrote::D congrads. Can you wait till summer ???


This. That is a nice boiler. I too am very jealous. :D

BTW,

Sting wins all avatar contests.
I'm On Fire
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machines DS-1600 Hot Air Circulator

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

PostBy: lsayre On: Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:13 pm

As plans sit now it looks like directly above it will be the master bedroom of the house. That might make it a bit tough to have a coal bin drop in the coal from above (though I've thought of the idea).
lsayre
 
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: whistlenut On: Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:28 pm

Not up that high vertically, just over the hopper to a remote bin beside the boiler............... someplace convenient. The Master is safe.....don't want the partner 'freaking out' thinking an auger will be beside the bed!!! :shock: :shock: :oops: :roll: :lol:
whistlenut
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks Boiler,Itasca415,NYer130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska,Gibraltor,Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck,Pea,Nut&Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB

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PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:38 pm

lsayre wrote: have a coal bin drop in the coal from above (though I've thought of the idea).
Planning the layout will make things easier for years to come. Do you have a window near by ? The flow sack on a skid with a pallet jack is a good itea , or you could use a coffee table to move the coal around (I'm keeping my table) :lol: I didn't have a window where I needed it, so I cemented a 10" pvc pipe threw my block foundation to my bin. It's great not having to shovel coal (once it's in the bin :x )
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Stove/Furnace Make: axeman anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 anthratube

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PostBy: coaledsweat On: Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:50 pm

lsayre wrote:I'll be starting on it as soon as the heating season is pretty much confirmed to be over. Late April perhaps?

I'm wondering if I should unwrap it soon and let it breath so it doesn't run the risk of collecting moisture while sitting around in the garage for a few months while tucked up under all that plastic wrap. What is the advice of the group regarding this?

I'd leave the wrap. You won't have to dust it once you pull it off. Also, it will save a lot of little "blemishes" that might occur during its transition from being a house guest to house heater.
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

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

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:54 pm

You're going to love it! My buddy has one. He used to add one bag a day or 5 bags on Saturday, but discovered that it likes one bag a day better. He used to get the occasional "boom", but since he went to one bag a day, no booms. Odd, but true! It is a wonderful machine..... light it, add a bag a day & once in a while there won't be room for a bag, empty ashes as needed. One match a year, or one match forever, your choice. You've done a good thing!
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: Woohoo!!! My Coal Gun has arrived!!!

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:38 pm

It is like getting a "new girlfrirend" without all the trouble. If your bride is on board as was mine with my new Keystoker 90 you are all set. Just show it off :!: :!: ENJOY THE HEAT :P
2001Sierra
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent

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

PostBy: mikeandgerry On: Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:39 pm

Sweet. You are gonna love it.

I have a friend who has that model. He loves it. It heats his house and his two bay garage.
mikeandgerry
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman-Anderson Anthratube 130-M

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

PostBy: 009to090 On: Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:44 pm

Nice! Congrats! Have fun this summer. Good project :up:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

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