Gentleman Janitor

Gentleman Janitor

PostBy: annep4865 On: Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:30 am

I have seen various people talk about their gentleman janitor. I tried to look it up on google without any success. Can someone point me in the right direction. I would like to see what it looks like. Never heard of it before.

Thanks
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PostBy: Matthaus On: Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:52 am

The Gentleman Janitor boilers were made in Scranton and are no longer made. There is virtually no information on line about them except items posted here by members who have them. The design is very similar to a EFM or Vanwert in the way the coal is fed. It is a round underfed burner that feeds coal from the bottom and bushes the ashes off the edge all the way around as it burns.

I have some pics posted here: http://nepacrossroads.com/viewtopic.php ... nitor#9466

I have two units that I removed from local homes that decided to stop burning coal. I plan to get them in servicable shape this winter.

I know of at least one member (Mike) who is currently using one to heat his home and produce hot water. John_in_NC actually worked for them back in the 50's. So after a long winded response the answer to your question is, there really is no information available that I have found online, except this forum.

Hope that sheds a little light. :idea:
Matthaus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel, natural gas
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite

PostBy: annep4865 On: Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:46 pm

Wow, thanks for the info. It looks like a huge system. That should keep you warm.
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PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Oct 31, 2007 1:22 pm

With a unit like that you have crossed the line from supplementary heat to furnace. They heat an entire house plus hot water. No different than a gas or oil furnace.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Wed Oct 31, 2007 2:38 pm

NEPAForum Admin wrote:With a unit like that you have crossed the line from supplementary heat to furnace. They heat an entire house plus hot water. No different than a gas or oil furnace.


Well,there is one difference. It costs around 60% less to operate!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

PostBy: Matthaus On: Wed Oct 31, 2007 3:33 pm

60% and counting, we should reach 100% cheaper if the oil prices keep going up. :lol:
Matthaus
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel, natural gas
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite

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