coalnewbie wrote: YOU can keep your baseburners, Hitzers, EFMs, etc,et
EFM I would have to prepare for a showdown in the coal room
It would be great on this board to say I had calculated the heat loads exactly and this is the one. In truth, I am making it up as I go along like the rest of my life.
whistlenut wrote:Truly scientific Revelations!!!
I just love it when folks call that have a new 'job specific high efficiency heating system' issue.
They call us after all the hype and salesmanship because the boiler runs waaaaayyyyy to often.
In the boileroom you see a tiny metal structure with a cover that looks like a BMW when you open the hood.
Computer controlled, VERY nice looking device in both fit and finish,,,,,but it runs to often seemingly all the time.
Perhaps it has a massive BTU output that modulates from 5K to 250K and is 96% efficient, depending upon outside air intake temps. ....or it is a space age oil boiler that looks like a 'mini Chernobyl'.
Takes a PhD in Chemical engineering, and a parallel degree in Electrical Engineering to understand the manual.....
Anyway, I saw the AnthraKing last week also, along with a handful of other machines in Berwick and it was an eye-opening experience. There are lots of toys there, stay tuned for more!
I like the KISS philosophy: Keep it simple, Stupid!
coalnewbie wrote:Drove to Berwick to look at an old stove, I don't get around much especially in your part of the country. Loved the town but the old stove was a bust and so of course thought I would go to see where my favorite stoves were made. It was about 65F and sunny and just perhaps I would meet the top man himself - Sir David. There he was looking hassled over a compressor or something but being the consummate gentleman he did not throw me out on my ear but offered to show me around. There in the corner was the latest prototype 110K Anthraking already fitted with a 14" air outlet and awaiting for some useless govt misfit to extract their digit (UL listing). It was the latest prototype (I assume final). The jacket was off and so you could see the way this thing was built - Americana at it's finest. As David is my second cousin twice removed (that's my story now and I am sticking to it) I suggested that he sell it to me for beta testing. NO he cried I can't do that it may not even be legal in PA. Well I replied that i very interesting but I am not in PA and how about a cash deal right now if you load it into my dually....... and you think Tom Clancy can develop a story.... HAHAHAHA... got it and as it was 55F this morning and raining like hell I lit it up and cranked it --- man oh man what a machine... perfect for my application. YOU can keep your baseburners, Hitzers, EFMs, etc,et THIS is the stove for me and for a thousand reasons. Will supply photos when the UL listing is official and I install it into my house and in my stumbling way try to review it objectively. Of course, I would never install it in my basement now as if I had a house fire they would not pay out...... hehehehehehehehe.
FABULOUS - the Chinese will never copy this one. Get in line guys.
coalnewbie wrote:So let me review.
My alternative to anthracite is HO at 5x the cost and headed North but it is theoretically possible to burn it at 96% efficiency. My simple 1x burning cost appliance is 85% efficient (I would bet the AnthraKing is 90%+ but whatever). The NASA-like heating system costs me 10x more to buy and then I have to call Whistlenut to install it. When I call him he licks his lips first and reads the Jaguar car catalogue before coming over to install this beast. When it goes wrong only three people on the planet know how to fix it but you can't get them as it's winter and they are all on their private yachts cruising the Bahamas.
Where is my $4 Walmart calculator? I need to check the maths here.
..and coalberner we need to have a discussion about failure analysis and the imputed costs of installation and maintenance. The fact that water transfers heat better than air has been known for thousands of years but there are many other things to consider. The first thing to consider is that this is the Leisureline forum and a broken down old drunk trying to heat his home. A treatise on the relative merits of thermal transfer systems belongs elsewhere - yes?