Pictures Of Your Boiler

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: steamup On: Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:09 am

MATTHEW D. wrote:Picked up this boiler at a yard sale this weekend. The guy was asking $150, I got it for $100. It has a 24'' "fire-jet "grate and puts out 1,660,000 BTU/H.R.. Thinking of installing it in my garage. My wife been asking if somehow can we heat it. The garage is 14' by 22'. I'm just concerned it might be under sized with the garage door always opening. Should I look for something bigger? :?:



Worth 3 times that just in scrap price. Plan on starting you own district heating system for the neighborhood?
steamup
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman-Anderson AA-130, Keystoker K-6
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: HS Tarm 502 Wood/Coal/Oil
Coal Size/Type: pea, buck, rice

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: Sting On: Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:48 am

I thought it was an April fools joke
Sting
 
Other Heating: BurnHAM=NG-gas

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: watkinsdr On: Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:37 pm

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My dog Molly helped too!!!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S260 Boiler

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Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: gwjwbw On: Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:39 pm

nice duct tape job
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Stove/Furnace Make: EFM DF520

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: lsayre On: Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:03 pm

Nice job all around! Will you be augering coal into your S130, or bucketing it in?
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: watkinsdr On: Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:11 pm

I bought the auger; although, I'll be lifting buckets until the new coal bin gets built and the auger gets set up...

I didn't know the low water cut off (LWCO) was an option. Did you get it? I want to install one on my boiler. If you got it, could you post pictures of where you located the LWCO box? Right now I have 4 dangling wires in my main power/grate power switch box....

I wish AHS made their boiler options more visible to customers... The only way I found out about the auger was through Whistlenut.
watkinsdr
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S260 Boiler

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: lsayre On: Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:25 pm

I did not get the LWCO option either (as I also didn't know it was an available option until after I received my S-130 and read the manual), but I did go ahead and purchase a Taco LTA1203S-2 low water cut-off switch. I'm going to install it into a 'Tee' on the hot water outlet just a few inches above the boiler, and wire the main power to the boiler through 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: AA130FIREMAN On: Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:10 pm

watkinsdr, in your pics their is a flex hose, is that some type of central vacuum ???
AA130FIREMAN
 
Stove/Furnace Make: axeman anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 anthratube

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: watkinsdr On: Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:21 am

The PVC you see is waste water exiting the house to the septic system; but, I have a central VAC system too...

BTW: I'm not completely finished with my wiring and plumbing. I still need to wire in the Taco 4 zone controller box; which, is a nice piece of equipment. It really simplifies controlling your zones. My dump zone isn't plumbed in yet either... I currently plan on using a Modine heater for the dump zone. Hopefully I can finish the installation over the next couple of weekends.

Next big project? Building the coal bin and getting the auger set up. I'll post pictures as I make progress.
watkinsdr
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S260 Boiler

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: MATTHEW D. On: Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:50 am

watkinsdr wrote:I bought the auger; although, I'll be lifting buckets until the new coal bin gets built and the auger gets set up...

I didn't know the low water cut off (LWCO) was an option. Did you get it? I want to install one on my boiler. If you got it, could you post pictures of where you located the LWCO box? Right now I have 4 dangling wires in my main power/grate power switch box....

I wish AHS made their boiler options more visible to customers... The only way I found out about the auger was through Whistlenut.

I like to see pics of the auger when you set it up.
MATTHEW D.
 
Stove/Furnace Make: AXEMAN-ANDERSON & EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 & 900 x 2

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: watkinsdr On: Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:05 pm

The AHS auger is a true BEAST!!! I'll post a picture of it soon. It's definitely "industrial strength."
watkinsdr
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S260 Boiler

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: whistlenut On: Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:12 pm

That auger will outlast all of us. It is NOT the 'contractor grade', it is 'ARMY Strong', extreme duty. I have two that are 25 years old and still perform as new. You can gang them together over extended distances if required.
Many of the Van Wert's used augers even more extreme than these. I've seen a few Keystoker setups in 500K applications, and some with an ash auger made to order.
Member Pacowy has a huge EFM 85R with the extreme duty set=up. :idea: Any Pic's, Mike?
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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

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: Pacowy On: Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:12 pm

Here you go - HB Smith/350 Mills powered by EFM 85R.

Mike
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Front view of boiler and stoker.
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Auger in 3.5" stainless tube picks up buck from 2500 lb. "hopper". Each tooth = 5 lb/hr; 17 teeth max.
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Ash removed from base via auger, then lifted via bucket elevator to barrel(s). Head can handle 2 barrels; I need to get a 20-gallon one to fit by column.
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Housing for feed auger, air, ash auger and pot rotation drive.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: H.B. Smith 350 Mills boiler/EFM 85R stoker
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/anthracite

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: MATTHEW D. On: Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:56 pm

WOW!!! Is that real? More info please!
MATTHEW D.
 
Stove/Furnace Make: AXEMAN-ANDERSON & EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 & 900 x 2

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: Pacowy On: Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:51 am

MATTHEW D. wrote:WOW!!! Is that real? More info please!


You think I could make that up?? :funny: Actually, I had heard of these things, but thought they were pretty much lost to history until I found this one. As I understand it, the 85R, and the slightly more reasonable 60R, were "big brothers" of the "UFR" conversion stokers. The 85R has a 26" burn pot and weighs about as much as a complete 520 unit (around 1250 lb). If you're used to the quiet efficiency of the 520/700/900 boilers you might duck a little when it starts up, but we've been very pleased with it.

Mike
Pacowy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: H.B. Smith 350 Mills boiler/EFM 85R stoker
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/anthracite

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