New (to me) Axeman 260

Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: SteveZee On: Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:14 am

Yep think so Steve. Was the old assembly shot?

I'm looking forward to seeing how this unit performs for you. I know you said you heated the whole place last winter with the hand fired. Should be quite an upgrade and plenty of DHW to boot!
SteveZee
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: Townsend On: Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:45 am

Steve, although the coil is a bit crudded up I believe it would have worked. Unfortunately I am forced to use the new coil due to design changes in the flange face. The hole pattern is different.
Townsend
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Coal Size/Type: Pea / Buck

Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: SteveZee On: Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:04 am

Hey Steve,

Thought I'd bump up your thread and see what's up with the Axeman 260?
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Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: firewoodman On: Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:52 am

If you want send a pm to forum member 'Mattaus' he has a guy who can take your plate and make a custom DHW coil for you...so if/when that coil goes bad look him up.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Axman-Anderson, Fisher W/B
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Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: Townsend On: Sun Nov 06, 2011 1:39 pm

Ok, been very busy with the job but have started to make some headway on my Axeman project.

Plans, as so often happens, change a bit. Was going to pour the whole basement floor with crete but have to wait. I have to re do a sump pump basin and I'll be adding some footings for a support beam I'll be installing. So I poured a nice hefty pad, approx 9' X 7' between 8" and 9" thick with wire mesh etc. Its actually better this way because the floor, when it gets poured, will be about three inches below the pad. Makes for a nice platform.

Instead of mixing 70 plus bags by hand I went with a local delivery called 'Short Load'. They come and mix right at the site and charge only for what you use. I put 2 yards in that pad.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Coal Size/Type: Pea / Buck

Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Nov 06, 2011 1:42 pm

That hearth area is looking outstanding my friend--you gotta love old brick pillars ;)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: Townsend On: Sun Nov 06, 2011 1:44 pm

Waited five days and started to bring down the 260 in pieces. At over 1400 pounds its the only way to go down a seriously steep old entryway!

Got the easy parts in. I'll be bringing down the top boiler probably tomorrow. Luckily I have good friends that I can entice with after work cold beverages!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Coal Size/Type: Pea / Buck

Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: Townsend On: Sun Nov 06, 2011 2:08 pm

As a nice bonus, I was treated to a little 161 year old history. Inside the massive brick and granite base for the three fireplaces above is a small room built in to the base. I imagine it was a root cellar in days gone by. The ceiling of said room was plastered over and the plaster was starting to come loose. I decided to remove it. It exposed a beautiful face of the 11" X 8" inch chestnut beam that have stalwartly supported all that weight for 161 years. They are a gorgeous golden color, first light they saw in as much time! And show the hand hewn adz marks left by the craftsman of the day, long since departed from this earth.

A nice sight that pictures are hard to do justice, due to the confined area I was forced to photograph in. I will attempt to post better ones but here are a couple. Also shown are shots of the exposed edges of the beams to juxtapose the differences.

In order to hold the ruler in place I needed to drill pilot holes for the nails. It was like trying to nail into steel!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Coal Size/Type: Pea / Buck

Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: Townsend On: Sun Nov 06, 2011 2:09 pm

Thanks Freetown! It's taking time but coming along. Meanwhile that Hitzer is giving outstanding service.
Townsend
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Coal Size/Type: Pea / Buck

Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Nov 06, 2011 3:20 pm

Looks like things are moving alone nicely.

That beer looks delicious.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/buck
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Nov 06, 2011 3:23 pm

I love those kind of history lessons--OUTSTANDING ;) Cool, an old fold up ruler. :)
Townsend wrote:Thanks Freetown! It's taking time but coming along. Meanwhile that Hitzer is giving outstanding service.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: Townsend On: Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:30 pm

markviii wrote:That beer looks delicious.


Rob, it sure was. If you can slide down this way sometime I'll let you have your pic of the fridge.

I like to prioritize my refrigerator!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Coal Size/Type: Pea / Buck

Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:01 pm

Nice selection!

I have a few goodies in my basement fridge...time to restock.

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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: Townsend On: Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:07 pm

A fellow Sierra man!!!!!! Yes!!! Knew I liked you from the start Rob. Yuengling is a anthracite state favorite too!
Townsend
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Coal Size/Type: Pea / Buck

Re: New (to me) Axeman 260

PostBy: MATTHEW D. On: Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:57 am

Keep up the good work on that old home and the fridge! :cheers: Can't wait to see pics of the axeman.
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