New (to me) Axeman 260

Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: Townsend On: Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:15 pm

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

Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: Townsend On: Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:16 pm

Coaledsweat, you fire that 260 of yours yet???
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Coal Size/Type: Pea / Buck

Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: marsoviy On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:13 am

It was very interesting to watch. nice work
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Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: Townsend On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:11 am

Thanks, and again, I appologize for any neck injuries anyone may have incurred from the tilted video.

I have ordered 25 tons of pea col from Lehigh Coal and it will be here early Monday morning. I'll be tarping it in a corner of the driveway. 10 tons will go in basement and 15 left under tarp. I should be good for 2 and 1/2 years or so.
Townsend
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Coal Size/Type: Pea / Buck

Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:20 am

Sweet Video! Nice install. First one I've seen doing steam instead of hot water.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: Townsend On: Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:36 pm

Well, I posted this question in the 'coal price' section but I'll ask here as well.

How much do I tip coal truck driver coming from Penn to my home in CT?
Townsend
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Coal Size/Type: Pea / Buck

Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: Townsend On: Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:40 am

Well, the coal was delivered on time and I met a great driver named Skip who was friendly and tried his best to not take any cash so I forced it on him. He is not the owner but a driver for the company whom he said he enjoyed working for. He told me he was heading to New Haven CT to pick up some ground up waste that was very fine and almost resembled dirt to deliver somewhere else.

I did take a video but since it was still dark outside all you really see are the truck's lights.

Here is a picture of my pile and a close up of the coal.

I purchased the coal from Lehigh Anthracite. It looks very consistent in sizing. The price was very reasonable at $150 a ton and the trucking company charged $33 a ton. The weight slip showed 22.4 tons. For that price I should have coal for both my domestic hot water and heat in this large house for close to two and a half years or so. I have yet to burn any. I just finished (good timing) the last of my bagged Blashack. I was paying the local rate of around $300 for a ton. It is definitely a substantial savings from getting it local.

I cleaned out my coal bin attached to the boiler so from here on I'll see how the Lehigh does.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
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Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: Rob R. On: Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:48 am

Nice looking coal. I'd be chomping at the bit to see how it burns. The coal I got from them 4 years ago was very hard and burned with a short blue flame.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/buck
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:56 pm

That's a good price. I should buy some from you instead of Back to Basics. :D
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Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: SteveZee On: Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:17 pm

Well done Steve. Awesome unit and install.
SteveZee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: McGiever On: Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:44 pm

Townsend wrote:Well, the coal was delivered on time and I met a great driver named Skip who was friendly and tried his best to not take any cash so I forced it on him. He is not the owner but a driver for the company whom he said he enjoyed working for. He told me he was heading to New Haven CT to pick up some ground up waste that was very fine and almost resembled dirt to deliver somewhere else.

I did take a video but since it was still dark outside all you really see are the truck's lights.

Here is a picture of my pile and a close up of the coal.

I purchased the coal from Lehigh Anthracite. It looks very consistent in sizing. The price was very reasonable at $150 a ton and the trucking company charged $33 a ton. The weight slip showed 22.4 tons. For that price I should have coal for both my domestic hot water and heat in this large house for close to two and a half years or so. I have yet to burn any. I just finished (good timing) the last of my bagged Blashack. I was paying the local rate of around $300 for a ton. It is definitely a substantial savings from getting it local.

I cleaned out my coal bin attached to the boiler so from here on I'll see how the Lehigh does.


Is that PEA size Coal?
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
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Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
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Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: Townsend On: Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:39 pm

Yes, it's pea coal.
Townsend
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Coal Size/Type: Pea / Buck

Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: lsayre On: Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:46 pm

That is some fine looking coal. Did you get it directly from Lehigh? Their website implies (to me at least) that it has some of the highest fixed carbon levels and lowest volatile levels of any available anthracites. I'm assuming these characteristics would make it a winner, but I would like to hear those with far more anthracite burning history and knowledge chime in.
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: Townsend On: Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:56 pm

Yes, I purchased it directly from Lehigh. They are only selling at a minimum 20 ton loads. They actually contacted a trucking company for me and I had a TT bring in 22.4 tons.

I had emptied my bin of Blashack and now I'm burning the Lehigh. I had let the fire die down low and when I put the Lehigh in it took a while for the Axeman's firebox to fill back up because the auger had went dry and it was ashing as well. In short order though it filled and fired up and I must say it seems promising. Nice fire in there and I cranked the Tstat and the house warmed up very nice. I put a new ash tub in too so I'll be watching the ash. It really is burning nicely.
Townsend
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Coal Size/Type: Pea / Buck

Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:01 pm

So how about a November of 2012 update??
How does the Lehigh coal burn?
What color is the ash?
Is it burning all the coal, or is there partially burnt coal in the ashpan?

How are the dogs doing?
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