Pictures Of Your Boiler

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: Northern Maine On: Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:59 pm

MATTHEW D. wrote: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


Maybe I could use that boiler to heat the 3 homes on my compound! :clap: :punk:
Northern Maine
 
Stove/Furnace Make: CENTRAL Boiler CL-5648
Stove/Furnace Model: CL-5648

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: Ed.A On: Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:52 am

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


Yeh it Did!!
Ed.A
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Channing III/ '94 Stoker II
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: ricoman2737 On: Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:51 pm

Nice job Rob,

Don't let Arnie near your prized possession or else you'll get a VW sticker on it, like I did on mine. :o :o
ricoman2737
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat
Other Heating: Lennox Fuel Oil boiler as a backup
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

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Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: 331camaro On: Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:20 pm

my moneysaver and shop heater!!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker k6
Coal Size/Type: rice

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: lsayre On: Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:30 pm

Nice set-up and great looking boiler! Where did you find the stainless steel flue pipes? Are they single or double walled?
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13 KW)

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: 331camaro On: Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:13 pm

amish. heard of him from nieghbors, went down with a little illustration and good measurements, made it all up for me t's 90's straps, everything under 500
331camaro
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker k6
Coal Size/Type: rice

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: 331camaro On: Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:13 pm

inside is single wall, outside double wall from the amish. heard of him from nieghbors, went down with a little illustration and good measurements, made it all up for me t's 90's straps, everything under 500
oops on the double post
331camaro
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker k6
Coal Size/Type: rice

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: lsayre On: Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:23 pm

Do you know what kind of stainless it is and what the wall thickness is? I wish I lived in NY so I could get some single wall stainless flue pipes.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13 KW)

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: 331camaro On: Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:34 pm

not too sure on grade and thickness. im guessing the grade is decent because a magnet does not stick to it(claimed would last with coal). i would offer to run down and put an order in for ya but im sure hes waay behind. i ordered mine in june when i purchased my boiler, didnt see it untill sept. all pieces wrere in 4' lengths except for the piece that went thru the wall, he rivited that all together, along with the thru the wall T assembly that was all rivited together when i picked it up.
331camaro
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker k6
Coal Size/Type: rice

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: 331camaro On: Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:44 pm

no amish country near you? i sided my shop with hemlock from the amish, super cheap. not bad quality either,
331camaro
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker k6
Coal Size/Type: rice

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: 331camaro On: Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:20 pm

hey larry how do you like your s130, it was a coin toss for me, between a s130, and my ka6. wanted the slightly larger boiler. and the s130 wasnt available around here i would have had to go pick it up from the ahs wharehouse.
331camaro
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker k6
Coal Size/Type: rice

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: lsayre On: Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:26 pm

331camaro wrote:hey larry how do you like your s130, it was a coin toss for me, between a s130, and my ka6. wanted the slightly larger boiler. and the s130 wasnt available around here i would have had to go pick it up from the ahs wharehouse.


I like it a lot! Operation is extremely simple. I'm confident that the Ka6 is a great boiler also. All of the available stoker boiler brands that I'm aware of are built to last a lifetime (or two, three, ...).
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13 KW)

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: 331camaro On: Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:38 pm

Im happy with the ka6 but while i was still in the planning stages i talked to a local installer that claimed ever keystoker boiler he installed the homeowner complained. a neighbor of mine put my mind at ease that is heating a 5000 ft shop radiant floor and a simiair house in age and size with a ka6. in the end went with local availability.
331camaro
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker k6
Coal Size/Type: rice

Re: Pictures Of Your Boiler

PostBy: Rob R. On: Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:41 pm

Just my opinion, but I bet 9/10 of those complainants were due to owner incompetence.
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: 331camaro On: Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:44 am

By: Rob R. On: Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:41 pm

Just my opinion, but I bet 9/10 of those complainants were due to owner incompetence.

i think so too. also, a couple years ago, a good friend of the family converted his cabin and barn to coal, something happened, claims frozen coal jammed up the auger, starved the boiler and everything froze by the time he got there the following weekend. needless to say my family thought i was nuts switching to coal, i got the furry eyeball from everyone. but now i couldnt be happier. cant wait for the cold weather!
331camaro
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker k6
Coal Size/Type: rice

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