Pictures Of Your Boiler

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: oliver power On: Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:50 pm

lsayre wrote:Wow, a Kaa-2 heating 3,500 sq. ft., plus providing DHW! You must have some super insulation.
I'm heating 3400 square feet no problem. I'm intensionally heating 1700 square feet. to 73*. I'm un-intensionally heating 1700 square feet of un-insulated block basement to 68* (heat off piping). The Kaa-2 would have no problem bringing the basement up to 73*, if I had radiation in the basement. I'm not heating my DHW water yet. I'm all set up for it, but need a tank. This is a simple Primary / Secondary system.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: KEYSTOKER Kaa-2
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93 & 30-95, Vigilant (pre-Vigilant-II)
Baseburners & Antiques: MANY (Mostly when burning wood)
Stove/Furnace Make: HITZER / KEYSTOKER
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93 & 30-95 , Kaa-2

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: MATTHEW D. On: Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:37 pm

oliver power wrote:
lsayre wrote:Wow, a Kaa-2 heating 3,500 sq. ft., plus providing DHW! You must have some super insulation.
I'm heating 3400 square feet no problem. I'm intensionally heating 1700 square feet. to 73*. I'm un-intensionally heating 1700 square feet of un-insulated block basement to 68* (heat off piping). The Kaa-2 would have no problem bringing the basement up to 73*, if I had radiation in the basement. I'm not heating my DHW water yet. I'm all set up for it, but need a tank. This is a simple Primary / Secondary system.


Awesome install Oliver!!! It's great seeing other people work.
MATTHEW D.
 
Stove/Furnace Make: AXEMAN-ANDERSON & EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 & 900 x 2

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: oliver power On: Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:35 pm

MATTHEW D. wrote:
oliver power wrote:
lsayre wrote:Wow, a Kaa-2 heating 3,500 sq. ft., plus providing DHW! You must have some super insulation.
I'm heating 3400 square feet no problem. I'm intensionally heating 1700 square feet. to 73*. I'm un-intensionally heating 1700 square feet of un-insulated block basement to 68* (heat off piping). The Kaa-2 would have no problem bringing the basement up to 73*, if I had radiation in the basement. I'm not heating my DHW water yet. I'm all set up for it, but need a tank. This is a simple Primary / Secondary system.


Awesome install Oliver!!! It's great seeing other people work.
Thanks.... Yes, Many kinds of boilers, and even more types of installs. It is the art, and science behind every install that facinates me. Even more so after my own research / install. Every time I get on a new construction job with hot water heat, I go examin the boiler / piping arangement. I look at old work too. Guess it depends on where I'm working. For me, stoves are stoves. some better / worse. Don't get me wrong, I like stoves. A nice boiler install simply facinates me. I enjoy looking at the many ways it's done.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: KEYSTOKER Kaa-2
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93 & 30-95, Vigilant (pre-Vigilant-II)
Baseburners & Antiques: MANY (Mostly when burning wood)
Stove/Furnace Make: HITZER / KEYSTOKER
Stove/Furnace Model: 50-93 & 30-95 , Kaa-2

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Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: MATTHEW D. On: Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:16 pm

Serviced 2 old Yellow Flames today. They ain't pretty, but they 're still runnin' good!!! Tomorrow I'm servicing a losch, I'll post some pics.
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Stove/Furnace Make: AXEMAN-ANDERSON & EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 & 900 x 2

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: MATTHEW D. On: Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:32 am

Losch boiler heating the scale house at DiRenzo Coal Co. , Schuylkill Co. Pa..
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Stove/Furnace Make: AXEMAN-ANDERSON & EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 & 900 x 2

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: lsayre On: Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:26 pm

Amazing how long these boilers last. Made in America really does mean something!!!
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: Scottscoaled On: Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:55 pm

MATTHEW !!!!!!! You my friend are a huge book of knowledge that you need to share with us guys!! You service coal boilers. Wooooo Hooooo! Most of us here could benefit from most of what you forgot. Is there any way we can get you to share some of the tricks of the trade that you find keeps the boilers up and running?Alot of what we know we find out here. PLEASE be so kind and share. Would you consider sitting around drinking a couple brews and talking about it. I'm sure I could find a few people to come along and buy :)
Scottscoaled
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x4, 350, 700. Van Wert 400 x 2, 800, 1200.
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: kenny007 On: Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:16 am

Here some picture of my setup

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Stove/Furnace Make: Stratford, Chappee
Stove/Furnace Model: SC-75

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: MATTHEW D. On: Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:02 pm

stokerscot wrote:MATTHEW !!!!!!! You my friend are a huge book of knowledge that you need to share with us guys!! You service coal boilers. Wooooo Hooooo! Most of us here could benefit from most of what you forgot. Is there any way we can get you to share some of the tricks of the trade that you find keeps the boilers up and running?Alot of what we know we find out here. PLEASE be so kind and share. Would you consider sitting around drinking a couple brews and talking about it. I'm sure I could find a few people to come along and buy :)

Would I consider sitting around drinking a couple of brews my friends!!!!!!. It's how I made a living for the past 20 years. I own and operate The Brass Tap Tavern in Pottsville Pa. since 1991, 5 blocks from the oldest brewery in america "Yuengling". Servicing coal stokers is a part time job. I like to make it full time. Anyone wants to make a road trip I make the best cheesesteaks in the county! Here is my place on St Patty's Day. Sorry if I'm breaking the rules by posting non boiler pics. But you did ask.
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Stove/Furnace Make: AXEMAN-ANDERSON & EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 & 900 x 2

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:27 pm

I'm gonna have to see how far the Brass Tap is from NW CT I feel a road trip coming on, the chessesteak lookes awesome!!!
NWBuilder
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Ahs 130
Coal Size/Type: Burning Pea anthracite

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: MATTHEW D. On: Fri Apr 01, 2011 3:02 pm

NWBuilder wrote:I'm gonna have to see how far the Brass Tap is from NW CT I feel a road trip coming on, the chessesteak lookes awesome!!!

Thanks! Let me know if anyone is serious. I'll set up a tour of the brewery, a coal company, and then we'll sit around drinking Yuengling beer, eating cheesesteaks, and talking coal stokers!!! :D
MATTHEW D.
 
Stove/Furnace Make: AXEMAN-ANDERSON & EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 & 900 x 2

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Fri Apr 01, 2011 3:23 pm

Oooohhh boy!!! This has the makings of a real good time :) I'm in. Any way you can hook us up to see some big stokers in action? I know it is late but,,,,,,,, :)
Scottscoaled
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x4, 350, 700. Van Wert 400 x 2, 800, 1200.
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: MATTHEW D. On: Fri Apr 01, 2011 3:49 pm

stokerscot wrote:Oooohhh boy!!! This has the makings of a real good time :) I'm in. Any way you can hook us up to see some big stokers in action? I know it is late but,,,,,,,, :)

Great idea I'll start working on it.Tour of the Yuengling Brewery, DiRenzo Coal Co. ,Monster Stoker/boilers, then cheesesteaks & beer. :D Its getting late have to go make the cheesesteaks for the night. Check in w/ you guys tomorrow. Keep the pictures comming I love see other people's work. Great job to everyone who posted, its nice to see people taking soo much pride in their stokers.
MATTHEW D.
 
Stove/Furnace Make: AXEMAN-ANDERSON & EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 & 900 x 2

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:14 pm

I think we may have found our NEPA Mecca.

I'm sure Smitty would be up for a road trip as well !!!!

Plus it has been a while since we had a meet and greet.


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: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: ted11 On: Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:39 pm

wow, how can i follow that???? lets not forget about kenny's setup, it looks really great. has it ever been used before? mine is a work in progress. got the boiler last summer, installed over christmas break, put the harmon on 2 weeks ago. works ok now, but i don't think its big enough for the winter months. the one on the floor is what was in it. i talked to the plumber who put the efm oil in back in '89 [12 years before we moved in] & he said they changed out an efm stoker, probably from when the house was built. i wish they would have left it.
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Stove/Furnace Make: harman
Stove/Furnace Model: magnum

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