Pictures Of Your Boiler

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:34 am

I have never seen one of those before. Looks like a great install! Can you tell us more about the boiler?
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: Painter On: Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:48 am

It is different in the way it burns.the smoke exits the boiler on the bottom by the grate at the hottest part of the fire.It then puts secondary air at the bottom where the fire is the hottest.
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Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:51 am

Looks like a very efficient design. Are you burning anthracite in it? I see that you already have the fire-viewing chair in position. :)
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

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Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: Painter On: Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:59 am

I burn mostly low volitile bituminous coal from Somerset Pa.Burns real nice with a blue flame.I just went from a furnace to this boiler.What a learning curve.They claim these boilers are 75% efficient.
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Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: Vampiro On: Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:56 pm

My Axeman Anderson 260
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson S260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: #45 BAD HWH
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk1
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite, Pea Coal
Other Heating: POS gas boiler

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: StokerDon On: Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:10 pm

That looks like a nice unit Vampiro,

I've never seen chestnut? coal stoker before!

Fire veiwing chair is close at hand there.

-Don
StokerDon
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Yellow Flame "Competion Series" 3 grate boiler
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Stoker1? can't figure out these dern Alaska names!!! It's a big old black one.
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Harman SF3500
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Noth'in but COAL! Well, Maybe a little tiny bit of wood

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: Moshenfreke On: Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:08 am

I am adding a picture of my just started up AA 260. I posted some comments and questions on my startup in Karen's forum and realize that they didn't belong there. Thanks to LS Farm, my 260 is now firing beautifully after I encountered the same kind of firing issues he did on his installation and shared the experience with the board and then patiently with me again when I reported my problems. THANKS LS !. ]My run from this boiler and storage tank is around 225 feet with 190 underground and I am able to transfer enough heat to keep my 2400 square foot home heated down to about 5 degrees F using a small F-5 Taco. With a higher rate pump I now know I can get enough heat transferred this distance to heat the home under any condition. I like the thermal storage operationally as it takes out the swings or at least averages them out well so that the AA just sits there and fires about every 40 minutes or so for around 5 to 10 minutes to keep the thermal tank at 185 degrees F. I intend on adding a pex loop onto the AA domestic water coil side with antifreeze to heat a 1200 sq foot partial auto storage and maintenance shop which is directly adjacent to the AA. The building the AA is in was designed by me and built just for this installation. I have a sloped coal bin on back side that can hold 6 tons of pea and feet the AA auger. The flange on top of the tank is for a solar booster loop addition that I have planned to attempt a heat up of the tank in the summer to the point that all my domestic hot water can be from solar and the tank with its natural loop will keep the AA warm thereby preventing condensation and corrosion. That's the plan.

Right now the not completely insulated 750 gallon tank heats the 600 sq ft boiler room to 70 degrees or so such that I have an entrance door into the 1200 square foot insulated maintenance shop that is fairly well warmed without the loop. Bottom line is that this 260 is going to esily heat about 4200 square feet of building space once everything is hooked up.

One more point. The loop from the 260 to the tank is natural circulation without a pump. I really like how it operates. The piping is 2 inch, but I believe 1 1/2, maybe 1 1/4 would have worked. I received the 2 inch pipe with the used AA so the only effort was installation.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson Anthratube
Stove/Furnace Make: Axeman Anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: Anthratube 260

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: Sting On: Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:55 am

you must be burning wood to need that propane tank storage

if indeed it is only for summer "solar" sabotage -- well valve it off and out of the system when the coal boiler is on line
Sting
 
Other Heating: BurnHAM=NG-gas

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: Moshenfreke On: Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:30 am

I want to capture solar energy for heat year around. If you want to do that, you need a storage vessel as the sun doesn't shine every day. Also have found that this boiler needs to be fired on some sort of regular schedule to keep the fire burning properly. The tank becomes a way of absorbing that firing at all times including those when the home is not calling for heat.

There are many advantages to a thermal storage tank that you don't see immediately. One is that I can be away for several days and have the peace of mind knowing that my maintenance building and this small building will not freeze as the tank just keeps on warming day after day, fire or not.

Valves stay open.
Moshenfreke
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson Anthratube
Stove/Furnace Make: Axeman Anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: Anthratube 260

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: lafermedavid On: Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:47 pm

riteway dana 1 boiler 30 years and going strong/cast baseboard and uprights grundfos circulators as old as the stove
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Rite-Way dana 1
Coal Size/Type: nut

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: StokerDon On: Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:41 pm

That's a good size boiler, looks like 100,000 BTU or so. Looks nice! I didn't know RiteWay made boilers. I've seen lots of there stoves and furnaces but no boilers.

-Don
StokerDon
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Yellow Flame "Competion Series" 3 grate boiler
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Stoker1? can't figure out these dern Alaska names!!! It's a big old black one.
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Harman SF3500
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Noth'in but COAL! Well, Maybe a little tiny bit of wood

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: Vulcan900 On: Sat May 03, 2014 1:23 am

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker ka6
Coal Size/Type: buckwheat

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat May 03, 2014 5:58 am

Nice looking belier Vulcan900! You're going to love it!
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: Boots On: Fri Aug 08, 2014 8:51 pm

I guess my boiler install is far enough along to share some pics. I'm pretty proud of what I've done so far.

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Burnham SFB 101 (sold)

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: lsayre On: Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:38 pm

That is indeed a sweet looking boiler install. :clap:
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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