New (to me) Axeman 260

Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: MATTHEW D. On: Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:18 am

Congratulation Steve, Awesome job with everything :up: . Time to sit back and enjoy all your hard work :beer:
MATTHEW D.
 
Stove/Furnace Make: AXEMAN-ANDERSON & EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 & 900 x 2

Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: Townsend On: Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:20 pm

Thanks Matt!!!
Townsend
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Coal Size/Type: Pea / Buck

Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: Townsend On: Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:25 pm

Got some time this morning so I replaced that 1and1/4 inch radiator pipe that was too long due to re-pitching the mains. Had to use the "Super-Ego" and my homemade five foot length of 3" for a cheater to take the old pipe out. Worked fine.

Measured and cut a new pipe. Tape and dope and in it went.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Coal Size/Type: Pea / Buck

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Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:11 am

Steve, I like your new Avitar !! :lol: I was going to PM you and see how you like the last several days with the AA heating the house,, but your
Avitar says it all.

So what are the plans for hooking up the DHW? Is your hot water heater Oil, gas or electric??

Greg L
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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

Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:31 am

Steve, I meant to ask, how did you hold the tee or elbow under the floor in the crawlspace?? Did you hire a neighbor's teenage son? or figure out a way to fit and brace a pipewrench under the floor?

Greg L
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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

Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:01 am

It appears that someone has videotaped Steve when his wife picked him up from work last week.







Rick
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work

Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:09 am

While on vacation with his savings...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TlNOwwQQJk
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Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:37 am

That little piggy will not cry we we we all the way home, he was delicious with some sour kraut on new years day :lol:
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Stove/Furnace Make: axeman anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 anthratube

Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: Townsend On: Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:40 am

Rick 386 wrote:It appears that someone has videotaped Steve when his wife picked him up from work last week.







Rick


LMAO!!!!
Townsend
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Coal Size/Type: Pea / Buck

Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: Townsend On: Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:08 am

Well, after getting a ride home by Mrs A and putting my pin wheels away, I had some time for a few adds to the AA 260.

Set up a Dwyer Magnehelic and set for about .035 for draft at idle. Also, put in a nice temp gauge for the smoke pipe.

I skimmed the boiler as well. Man, did all that machining oil from the pipe work come out!!! It was like a big belch at one point right in the beginning with a oozy mess that flowed out like a slick. After that I just eased the surface off for about 4 hours. The sight glass is noticeably cleaner and while viewing the glass while boiler is working there is less surging too.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Coal Size/Type: Pea / Buck

Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: Townsend On: Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:28 am

Venting is a big priority with a steam system. Not only for the basement main pipes but also the radiators as well. A good friend helped me determine the proper venting capacity of each radiator and I put Gorton vents on each one according to its capacity. Mostly sizes D, C and #6. I then tapped three of my largest radiators for an additional air vent slightly below the original as per 'John W. Schulz' mentioned in Dan Holohan's The Lost Art of Steam Heating book (Pg 112). Not only do they help vent those big rads, but now I have the pleasure of seeing a sweet pair of "Double D's" staring me in the face when I round the corner to the living room from the hall. Lucky is the man with a set of D's in his home. :woot:

On the Mains are the big Gorton #2s.

The vents have really helped out. I get all my rads to heat across now. It was a struggle to get that sort of solid heat across prior to the new near boiler piping, the venting and of course the serious BTU's put out by the Axeman.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
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Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: Townsend On: Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:30 am

One of the pleasures in life is being able to grab a toasty warm towel when exiting the shower on a winter day.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Coal Size/Type: Pea / Buck

Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: McGiever On: Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:37 pm

Steve,

What was the outcome w/ that timer?

Oh, BTW, I'm looking at proposals from decorators to have a Tastefully decorated sitting area.
Hoped you wouldn't mind...I supplied them w/ a picture of yours, so they'd get some ideas. 8-)
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: Townsend On: Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:44 pm

MC, the timer is a goner. I'm looking for a replacement now.

Don't mind sharing the pics at all. I'm gonna keep adding to mine as I go along. Once I finish pouring the floor in the rest of the basement my sitting area will improve even more. Then the tours can begin. :)
Townsend
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Coal Size/Type: Pea / Buck

Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:33 pm

Townsend wrote:Set up a Dwyer Magnehelic and set for about .035 for draft at idle. Also, put in a nice temp gauge for the smoke pipe.


What do you observe for draft and stack temperature during a "long burn"?
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

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