rychw wrote:I agree that the craftsmanship and quality of work on the AHS boiler is outstanding. It is a great boiler when it works safely. Why did you have the tombstone style inspection port installed? I wonder why AHS now has that type of inspection port on all their new boilers. Is there anyone out there with a new AHS boiler and the new inspection port experiencing booms?
No booms here (so far). Closing in on one month of burning. Mine is an October 2009 model, so it is two years old, but it is seeing its first use. It came with the tombstone cover.
As for ash pans, sometime after mine was made they apparently lowered the profile of the AHS boilers yet again, and now their ash pans are completely different. Mine still uses an ash pan that is probably the same as for the Axeman's. The new AHS ash pans are much lower in profile to fit the new lower bottom end. My ash pan is 11.25" high, and my ash door opening is about 12" in height. I think the new AHS boilers ash pan door opening is only about 10" tall.