bringing us stove 1557 home

bringing us stove 1557 home

PostBy: jjward On: Thu Oct 25, 2007 6:13 am

i am considering buying a us stove 1557. i am trying to figure out how much of a pain it is to unload the stove from a pu truck, get it into the basement and position it. do i need to get someone with a bobcat skid loader and have
a lot of half drunk friends to push it inot place???
jjward
 

PostBy: e.alleg On: Thu Oct 25, 2007 7:55 am

a good hand truck and a helper should do the trick. The stove is big and bulky but not that heavy.
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Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Thu Oct 25, 2007 8:01 am

I would say 4 people alone or two with a winch/hoist/chainfall and a hand truck. Double the numbers for every drink they have had or wait until your stove is in the basement and then let them drink. :)

Oh yeah, your going to want to tightly strap that puppy to the handtruck too.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea


PostBy: LsFarm On: Thu Oct 25, 2007 9:03 am

Hello JJ, if you haven't purchased that US stove yet, and are planning on burning coal, then please do a search on this site for 'US Stove'

There have been several forum members who either have these stoves, or had them, and they burn wood OK, maybe even well, but are not really designed to burn coal very well.

If you plan on burning coal, please read up on some different stoves and spend your money on a better coal appliance.

Greg L

BTW: I spent a LOT of money building a StainlessSteel boiler that is very similar to a US stove design, and it is NOT a good coal burner. Too many compromises with the design for burning wood.

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Oct 25, 2007 12:32 pm

Guess it depends on how much it weighs but if it's only small hand fired unit 2 or 3 guys using their brains instead of their backs usually works. Having the correct resources helps too and of course it depends on your situation.

If you don't have a handtruck 3-4 lenghts of steel pipe will work too, just roll it and keep putting the one exiting in front. For the steps part, place some C-channel steel or wood to act as roadway for the handtruck. For that matter as long as its protected by carboard or something similar you could lay the stove down on its back/side or whatever is appropiate for the situation and carefully slide it down. We have a similar setup in our basement, lots of woodworking equipment in the basement and we're in a flood zone. Hasn't flooded in the basement since Agnes in 72 but have had 3 or 4 scares in the last 10 years.

Everthing is on wheels now and there is portable winch operated elevator with platform. Tools are a wonderful thing. :lol:

We also have a few dollies around which get used all the time, if you don't have one you can easily build one. Screw, bolt or glue two 3/4 sheets of plywood together that are about 3ft.x3ft.. Get four 5 or 6 inch dolly wheels from your local hardware store. Solid rubber ones if you have pavement, air filled if its uneven ground.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

PostBy: dirvine96 On: Fri Oct 26, 2007 7:36 am

jjward,

The issues I had with the Us Stove products are well documented on this forum. As Greg said check out the threads and I think you will find that the US Stove products is, well, its junk.

I had the 1557 it cost about $1150, maybe a little more. Plain and simple it would not burn anthracite. Not designed for anthracite. I ended up taking it out and putting in a Hitzer 82FA. It was about $1600. Started the fire and it never went out. No it did go out once, but that was because of operator error.

If you don't want to pull every last hair out of your head you will not purchase the US Stove 1557, besides if you get the Hitzer or another hand fired coal furnace you to can be a real man like me. A shoveler and a shaker.

If you need any further info on the US Stove issue, Just ask.


a real man and a not a girlie man,

Don
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Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer 82FA

Re: bringing us stove 1557 home

PostBy: steepcreaker On: Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:35 pm

i bought a 1557 2 years ago and brought it home in a toyota truck ti took 4 guys to unload it properly. Unfortunatly ive had problems getting my stove to burn hot. im using wood not coal and it seems to light fine and burn, but really never get supper hot and when the blowers finally kick on the only run gor a couple of minutes and turn off because the stove cools off. if you knoe anyone that could help id greattly appreciate it
steepcreaker
 
Stove/Furnace Make: 1537m
Stove/Furnace Model: 1537m

Re: bringing us stove 1557 home

PostBy: gambler On: Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:57 pm

steepcreaker wrote:i bought a 1557 2 years ago and brought it home in a toyota truck ti took 4 guys to unload it properly. Unfortunatly ive had problems getting my stove to burn hot. im using wood not coal and it seems to light fine and burn, but really never get supper hot and when the blowers finally kick on the only run gor a couple of minutes and turn off because the stove cools off. if you knoe anyone that could help id greattly appreciate it


Take a look here. There are a couple of people that can make them work good. You could send them a PM.

Installing US Stove Hotblast
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

Re: bringing us stove 1557 home

PostBy: Bud On: Fri Jan 18, 2008 3:32 pm

Well I bought one about a month and a half ago and have only burned wood till this weekend (going to get Bit. tomarrow) with free pallet wood and wood I've had down for a while we went from 58-62 degrees with fuel oil (cost factor ) to 70- 85 Deg. with the 1557 . Toned down for the evening I get up to a good bed of coals and 68-70 deg. ,and my blower dosen't stop for long . I also have an in duct 110v fan because my living room used to be frigid. I took it off truck with a hoist and turned the skid into a sled with an old pair of skis slid it to the basement door ,then jacked it up and slid castors under it and rolled it into place .
Bud
 
Stove/Furnace Make: U.S. Stove #1537