New (to me) Axeman 260

Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: Townsend On: Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:18 pm

Here is the mixing valve I'm using. I saw this plumbing store today. Didn't have time to stop in but I'm going to check it out soon.
Attachments
IMG_5757.JPG
(112.48 KiB) Viewed 24 times
View: New PagePopup • Select:BBCode
The mixing valve I'm using.
[nepathumb]33546[/nepathumb]
IMG_5767.JPG
(226.25 KiB) Viewed 21 times
View: New PagePopup • Select:BBCode
Plumbing store.
[nepathumb]33547[/nepathumb]
Townsend
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Coal Size/Type: Pea / Buck

Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: Vampiro On: Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:15 am

That setup sure is great. Is that brass steam gauge an Ashcroft duplex gauge? That is a nice steam header. Simply amazing work.

That plumbing supply store sign looks to be vintage, but kept up over the years.

Thanks for the pictures. :D
Vampiro
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson S260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: #45 BAD HWH
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk1
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite, Pea Coal
Other Heating: POS gas boiler

Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: john17751 On: Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:42 pm

I must say you did a great job on your 260.
john17751
 
Stove/Furnace Make: none

Visit Lehigh Anthracite

Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:39 pm

Vampiro wrote:That's great that you don't need much makeup. Making a buffer tank is entirely up to you.

His Axeman's coil is probably 2-2 1/2 times the rating of his well pump, I doubt a buffer would be needed unless he opens a car wash.
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:51 pm

That mixing valve looks just about identical to this one.. I used the Honeywell AM-1 for my floor heat mixing.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/BRAND-NEW-Honeywell-Thermostatic-Mixing-1-Valves-/300651607329?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item46003b7521
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.


Greg L
LsFarm
 
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: McGiever On: Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:16 pm

I used several Caleffi products...back-flow preventer, pressure-reducing/fill valve and their air separator. But I already had a new thermostatic mixing valve by Watts that I used for coming out of the Indirect DHW tank. Here is what they look like...WATTS-THERMOSTATIC-MIXING-VALVE
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: Vampiro On: Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:51 am

coaledsweat wrote:
Vampiro wrote:That's great that you don't need much makeup. Making a buffer tank is entirely up to you.

His Axeman's coil is probably 2-2 1/2 times the rating of his well pump, I doubt a buffer would be needed unless he opens a car wash.


:lol: That would be great. This way while our cars are getting washed, we can go on a tour of the boiler room and see the 260 in action. Count me in! :junmp:
Vampiro
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson S260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: #45 BAD HWH
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk1
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite, Pea Coal
Other Heating: POS gas boiler

Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: Townsend On: Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:00 pm

Vamp, what a great idea!!! I think I'll plumb a hot water line right to the outdoor faucet near the driveway. I've got my pressure sprayer to set up and hot water would be nicer than the usual cold.

Vamp, Coaledsweat and any one else who needs a good car wash, especially from these salty roads, stop on by for a thorough wash down, a tour of the boiler room and some cold beverages. Maybe some slow cooked ribs from my new smoker too. I like to "steam" them prior to the smoke! :partyhat:
Attachments
IMG_5792.JPG
(95.49 KiB) Viewed 18 times
View: New PagePopup • Select:BBCode
[nepathumb]33615[/nepathumb]
IMG_5794.JPG
(118.86 KiB) Viewed 18 times
View: New PagePopup • Select:BBCode
[nepathumb]33616[/nepathumb]
Townsend
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Coal Size/Type: Pea / Buck

Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: SteveZee On: Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:01 am

Awesome! :D
SteveZee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:50 am

I would be carefull with sending too hot water to a pressure washer. Are you sending it tempered ? My pressure washer is not to be left idle long without running water threw it to cool the pump, it could (?????) shorten the pump's life. There are steam jennys that heat the water for steam pressure washing, but I would thing they are designed for the heat.
AA130FIREMAN
 
Stove/Furnace Make: axeman anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 anthratube

Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: Townsend On: Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:41 pm

AA130, I have a tempering valve and I'd plumb from that.
Townsend
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Coal Size/Type: Pea / Buck

Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: gregolma On: Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:32 pm

Nice looking job! Two questions:

1) Why not use a drop header?

2) There is a McDonnell low water cut off that mounts right in the fitting; is it not available?
gregolma
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Axeman Anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: 1980 Anthratube 130

Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: Vampiro On: Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:41 pm

gregolma wrote:Nice looking job! Two questions:

1) Why not use a drop header?


Pictures Of Your Boiler

Scroll down to Townsend's pictures and you will see the drop header on the 260 of his. Really outstanding job.

Townsend, If I decide to put the boiler on the inside and go with steam, will you send along the dimensions of all the near boiler piping? This way I can have it cut and threaded for me as I don't have any tools to thread any steel pipe greater than 2.5".
Vampiro
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson S260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: #45 BAD HWH
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mk1
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite, Pea Coal
Other Heating: POS gas boiler

Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: Townsend On: Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:30 pm

Vamp,

No problem, I'd be happy to send you any dimensions you need. You'll have no trouble with only being able to thread 2.5" and below. You can easily buy assorted lengths of threaded 4 inch nipples and fittings to build the header without having to thread them. Glad you're sticking with steam!
Townsend
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Coal Size/Type: Pea / Buck

Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: Townsend On: Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:50 pm

Here are some videos of the skimming job I did today. I had skimmed when I first installed but I wanted to do a very thorough job so I spent about 4 hours doing it today on a day off from work.

After a few beers into it I felt like teasing Rob and Mike (Pacowy) a bit. :P

I think it came out very nice. The house cooled down, it's snowing here now and I fired up the boiler now that I've completed the job. It is warming up quite nicely!
Attachments
IMG_5975.wmv
(99.93 MiB) Viewed 71 times
Select:BBcode:
[nepafile=33924]IMG_5975.wmv[/nepafile]
IMG_5976.wmv
(111.23 MiB) Viewed 30 times
Select:BBcode:
[nepafile=33925]IMG_5976.wmv[/nepafile]
Townsend
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Coal Size/Type: Pea / Buck

Visit Lehigh Anthracite