Pictures Of Your Boiler

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: MATTHEW D. On: Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:38 am

Pacowy wrote:
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

Cool!! Thanks Mike
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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: Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:16 pm

I was planning for this to be part of the meet'n greet. Unfortunately it is impossible to get a county employee to come in on a sat. I even tried bribing the maintenance supervisor with cheesesteaks and beer! He didn't go for it :( . So here are some pic of what we will miss. A coal stoker Modern Marvel. 8 foot grate, 7,000,000 btus?, 100 ton coal bin, auto coal feed, auto ash augar, etc. Just take a look :o
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MATTHEW D.
 
Stove/Furnace Make: AXEMAN-ANDERSON & EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 & 900 x 2

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sun Apr 10, 2011 12:23 pm

All you need is a TT unit of your own, or railroad tracks and a bottom dump station leading to the bin....
That might heat a tiny office building or a small mountain cottage.......say 275,000 sq ft.....with no windows......
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Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: boilermaker On: Sat Apr 30, 2011 6:47 pm

I've seen 2 of those side stokers right here in Malone NY. They're in the post office. They never got them right so they've hardly ever been fired. If someone could get them out they could have them, along with about 10 tons of rice coal.
boilermaker
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Sime, hand fired hot water boiler
Stove/Furnace Make: Sime
Stove/Furnace Model: 6 section hand fired boiler

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: boilermaker On: Sat Apr 30, 2011 6:52 pm

I've seen 2 of those side stokers right here in Malone NY. They're in the post office. They never got them right so they've hardly ever been fired. If someone could get them out they could have them, along with about 10 tons of rice coal.
Here's my hand bomber. Had it for 20 years now and burn 3 to 3.5 tons a year. I ran out this year so I went up and bought a bag of Blaschak from the local hardware. Never again. I opened the fire door to check the fire and the smell of sulfur would have knocked out a cow. It completely filled the cellar. My regular coal guy here in Malone has coal that has virtually no odor, very little ash, and burns cleanly with lots of heat. Maybe I'm spoiled but I won't do that again. I'll stick with Rockhill coal here in Malone
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Sime, hand fired hot water boiler
Stove/Furnace Make: Sime
Stove/Furnace Model: 6 section hand fired boiler

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: MATTHEW D. On: Fri May 20, 2011 12:55 pm

Just got a call to take out 1980 yellow flame. The couple hates to take it out but they are getting to old to take care of it . Changing to oil :( If the coal company doesn't use it I'll be selling it. Anyone interested contact me.
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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 May 26, 2011 8:30 am

MATTHEW D. wrote:Just got a call to take out 1980 yellow flame. The couple hates to take it out but they are getting to old to take care of it . Changing to oil :( If the coal company doesn't use it I'll be selling it. Anyone interested contact me.

Bad news to everyone who was interested in the Yellow Flame. No one is getting it .... not even me. I has to be taken out on june 8th, not any other day. I can't make that date. Nothing I could do....sorry. They got someone else to get it out.
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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: Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:41 am

MATTHEW D. wrote:Losch 48'' water cooled grate under a international boiler. Heating Direnzo Coal Co. Schuylkill Co. Pa.

I cleaned the big losch at the coal company last week. Here are some pics of the inside. Some people expressed interest in a coal fired boiler tour (monster boilers I'm talkin'). They're starting to fire these babies up. Anyone interested is seeing some in action contact me.
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Stove/Furnace Make: AXEMAN-ANDERSON & EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 & 900 x 2

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: Townsend On: Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:27 am

Here is my Axeman Anderson 260 set up for one pipe steam. I redid the near boiler piping from my previous boiler and built a 4 inch drop down header, a new Hartford Loop and some wet returns. The boiler's been working better than I ever imagined. My fourteen radiators all heat up very quickly and my home is very warm and comfortable. I recently plumbed in for domestic hot water for it. The boiler runs at very low pressure, generally I heat my home with less than 6 ounces of pressure. The antique gauge pictured works well but I also added a second gauge that reads from 0 to 3 pounds for easier accuracy.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Coal Size/Type: Pea / Buck

PostBy: rkodo On: Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:25 pm

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Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:53 pm

My wife and I went and looked at a house for sale up in Thomaston, CT. The house was built in the mid 1800's by Seth Thomas (clockmaker) for the town pastor and was remodeled in 1924. The boiler in the basement makes steam for a one pipe system that heats approximately 4,100 sq ft. The boiler was made by Putnam and has since been converted to burn oil. The boiler must weigh two tons and is monstrous. It was at least 5' feet wide and 6' feet long and had to be recessed into the baasement floor because it was too tall.

Sadly, I never took a picture! :doh:
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Lil' Heater.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer model 75.
Other Heating: Oil and Natural Gas.

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: Townsend On: Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:25 pm

Maybe you'll end up buying it then we'll get pictures of that great sounding boiler.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Coal Size/Type: Pea / Buck

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: Ed.A On: Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:00 am

Townsend wrote:Here is my Axeman Anderson 260 set up for one pipe steam. I redid the near boiler piping from my previous boiler and built a 4 inch drop down header, a new Hartford Loop and some wet returns. The boiler's been working better than I ever imagined. My fourteen radiators all heat up very quickly and my home is very warm and comfortable. I recently plumbed in for domestic hot water for it. The boiler runs at very low pressure, generally I heat my home with less than 6 ounces of pressure. The antique gauge pictured works well but I also added a second gauge that reads from 0 to 3 pounds for easier accuracy.


That is wicked nice set up you have there. Clean install.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Channing III/ '94 Stoker II
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Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:49 am

They don't all start out as "lookers". I installed mine with "right off the truck" aesthetics, once it had saved me a couple grand in fuel I painted it and later added insulation and jackets.

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Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: Dennis On: Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:28 pm

Hey Rob,those insulateded jackets must work good to keep your cold beer on top.The old EFM dressed up nice
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