Pictures of Your Boiler

Re: Pictures of Your Boiler

PostBy: StokerDon On: Sun. Jan. 22, 2017 12:17 pm

Nice!

The first picture even has the "Hot Rod Pinto" in it!

-Don
StokerDon
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: BairMatic BMC-500 with Van Wert VA400 Stoker, Gentleman Janitor GJ-671/EFM S-15 stoker, Van Wert VA-600
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: freetown fred On: Sun. Jan. 22, 2017 12:25 pm

Damn PP, a Pinto & a Hippy Van!!! :clap: toothy
pintoplumber wrote:I found some pictures today. We built our house in the fall of '78. I got the boiler in the basement before the walls were built. The base is resting against the side.
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: Pictures of Your Boiler

PostBy: pintoplumber On: Sun. Jan. 22, 2017 3:27 pm

Fred, I forgot about our 1st neighbor having that. It was his work truck. Here's a picture from today, 38 years later. The clump white birch and the red oak were a gift from my boss at the time.
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Burnham number series 17
Other Heating: Oil, forced hot air. Rheem

Re: Pictures of Your Boiler

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun. Jan. 22, 2017 4:03 pm

Nice PP! :)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: Pictures of Your Boiler

PostBy: wildwood On: Sun. Jan. 22, 2017 7:52 pm

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Haven't posted in year but was cleaning it out today so thought to post a few quick ones. Shoveling the ash by hand got old quick, was super dusty.
wildwood
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Northland DF-790 Multi-Fuel Boiler

Re: Pictures of Your Boiler

PostBy: Ronald1988 On: Mon. Jan. 23, 2017 8:09 pm

As many other experienced aa130 users have stated there is a learning curve to these beauties. Love this boiler over the old national 200 hand fed I had before.

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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Pea/Buck

Re: Pictures of Your Boiler

PostBy: StokerDon On: Mon. Jan. 23, 2017 8:56 pm

Nice looking AA there Ron. Looks like you have a sloped bottom coal bin to.

WildWood, you do know they make these things called ash pans, right?

-Don
StokerDon
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: BairMatic BMC-500 with Van Wert VA400 Stoker, Gentleman Janitor GJ-671/EFM S-15 stoker, Van Wert VA-600
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: StokerDon On: Mon. Jan. 23, 2017 8:57 pm

pintoplumber wrote:Fred, I forgot about our 1st neighbor having that. It was his work truck. Here's a picture from today, 38 years later. The clump white birch and the red oak were a gift from my boss at the time.

Is that the old Pinto under the cover in the driveway?

-Don
StokerDon
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: BairMatic BMC-500 with Van Wert VA400 Stoker, Gentleman Janitor GJ-671/EFM S-15 stoker, Van Wert VA-600
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: pintoplumber On: Tue. Jan. 24, 2017 1:08 pm

Don, that's a 92 VW cabriolet. The pinto got hit in a parking lot, it was the 3rd car she hit. I did get another one in '97. Here's a picture from Ford Carlisle.

I saved the wheels from the wrecked pinto.
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Burnham number series 17
Other Heating: Oil, forced hot air. Rheem

Re: Pictures of Your Boiler

PostBy: Tryingitout On: Tue. Feb. 07, 2017 12:30 pm

Here are some pictures of my boiler install.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: KAA-2
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer model 30-95 EZ Flow Sadly Retired
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Propane furnace/elec. water heater

Re: Pictures of Your Boiler

PostBy: StokerDon On: Tue. Feb. 07, 2017 8:03 pm

That's a nice tight, compact install there T. I like the Y strainer idea.

Looks like your pump, pumps into your boiler bypass. Was that intentional?

-Don
StokerDon
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: BairMatic BMC-500 with Van Wert VA400 Stoker, Gentleman Janitor GJ-671/EFM S-15 stoker, Van Wert VA-600
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: Tryingitout On: Wed. Feb. 08, 2017 11:38 am

Don, the boiler sat for a few years so I did not know how much rust and scale was in it. I flushed it a few times, but I thought the strainer would be a good idea to make sure nothing got into the coil. The pump on the bypass is per Keystokers instructions.
Tryingitout
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: KAA-2
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer model 30-95 EZ Flow Sadly Retired
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Propane furnace/elec. water heater

Re: Pictures of Your Boiler

PostBy: McGiever On: Wed. Feb. 08, 2017 1:37 pm

Got into coil...or worse, into circ. pumps. :shock:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Pictures of Your Boiler

PostBy: Qtown1835 On: Wed. Feb. 08, 2017 2:43 pm

Tyingitout, nice install. Tight fit for sure. What model Keystoker? 2 points to note from my limited experience on a similar installation; 1. The bladder expansion tank should not be installed at a dead end. 2. The pressure blow off down tube needs to terminate min. 4" from the floor.(Safety thing)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker '81 KA4 (online 1/16/17)
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: EFM SPK600

Re: Pictures of Your Boiler

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Wed. Feb. 08, 2017 6:26 pm

Put a drip leg on that lift check valve. Very nice indeed.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea