It's a Baby Girl, Born 1954!

Re: It's a Baby Girl, Born 1954!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Nov 08, 2007 9:12 am

Matthaus wrote:Yeah right, I might just let someone in my house to do some plumbing! :box:

With regards to the current status of AA, it is kinda cool to think that something designed so long a go is still manufactured and supported with documentation and parts. It has got to be some kind of record. I can't think of anything that has endured that much water under the bridge!

Ya think there will be any items that are made today (with the exception of the AA boilers of course) that will still be in use and supported by the OEM in 2060? :crazy:


I doubt that anything made today will still be manufactured in 2060, regarding OEM parts-the only item that parts will still be available for is the AA.

Out of curiosity, what's the current price of a new one?

So what about that plumbing? :blowup:
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: It's a Baby Girl, Born 1954!

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Thu Nov 08, 2007 10:25 am

Matthaus wrote:Out of curiosity, what's the current price of a new one?


I heard about $7500, not sure if its accurate or which model but it is a pricey beast. Then again, you are getting more than your money is worth at this point. The thing is probably worth half that in scrap for what it weighs. :D
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: It's a Baby Girl, Born 1954!

PostBy: U235a4 On: Thu Nov 08, 2007 10:35 am

last year I was quoted by axeman directly 6800 for a 130m and 8500 for a 260m, and that was to me at my pricing.
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Stove/Furnace Make: 1958 Axeman-Anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: 260M

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Re: It's a Baby Girl, Born 1954!

PostBy: Matthaus On: Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:22 am

woohoo! :woot: less than 10 cents on the wholesale dollar, I am feeling better about my purchase every day. :whistle:
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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

Re: It's a Baby Girl, Born 1954!

PostBy: boilermaker On: Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:27 pm

CONGRATS!!!
They're a great unit. I just replaced on a few years ago for a guy. His had been built in 1952 as well and had run continuously since that time. It finally burned out about 7 years ago - about the time Axeman wasn't building these anymore. My buddy wrote to the company and asked what they could do for him. They called back and told him that since they still had the patterns, they'd build him one from scratch and ship it to him. I installed it several months later and it's on line right now. You can't beat a company that'll do that for a person bent on burning the best fuel around.
You'll get many happy, economical years out of that unit. Trust me on that. I've worked on several Axeman Andersons over the years.

Doug
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Sime, hand fired hot water boiler
Stove/Furnace Make: Sime
Stove/Furnace Model: 6 section hand fired boiler

Re: It's a Baby Girl, Born 1954!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:47 pm

Sounds like AA is an unusual company. I haven't heard of any other business who would do things like that, esp. in todays throw away world. Very few items you can buy today are worth repairing after they are several years old.
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: It's a Baby Girl, Born 1954!

PostBy: coal berner On: Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:52 pm

Boilermaker When did they stopped making them :?: http://www.axeman-anderson.com/anthratube.html they been making them since 1944
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: It's a Baby Girl, Born 1954!

PostBy: U235a4 On: Thu Nov 08, 2007 8:20 pm

They may stopped making them for some time but I know last year I could buy a new 130m or 260m from them with oil and other fuel prices being what they are coal might be making a come back and since they still can make them it would be a no brainer from there stand point to make them. easy money. as stated in one of my thread I plan on buying a new 260m next spring to have on hand, I figure by the time it wears out I'll be dead...... now thats getting your money's worth out of something in life.....
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Stove/Furnace Make: 1958 Axeman-Anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: 260M

Re: It's a Baby Girl, Born 1954!

PostBy: jpen1 On: Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:03 am

Now all I need is for matt to find me a small stoker boiler for the basement for the summer hot water and i'll be all set. :lol:
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: 110 Boiler

Re: It's a Baby Girl, Born 1954!

PostBy: coal berner On: Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:29 am

Hey jpen1 I don't call him The Paper Shop king for nothing Oh I mean the Queen :lol: :lol: :P
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: It's a Baby Girl, Born 1954!

PostBy: boilermaker On: Tue Nov 13, 2007 10:31 pm

Let's see. When my customer called them to see about a replacement it was about 8 years ago I think. They had actually told him (not me) that they were no longer producing this boiler. Apparently this may not have been true but I don't know why they would have told him this.
Anyway, he got his boiler and it's been on line since I installed it that long ago. One thing worth mentioning too, the boiler I took out had been used originally to heat a motel for a number of years before it was installed in this apartment house. So you know it got a good work out. It's no wonder it got tired :)
Have no fear. They are a GREAT boiler in my opinion.
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Sime, hand fired hot water boiler
Stove/Furnace Make: Sime
Stove/Furnace Model: 6 section hand fired boiler

Re: It's a Baby Girl, Born 1954!

PostBy: Matthaus On: Wed Nov 14, 2007 12:12 am

Well, she is home now, removal was not too painful. Only in labor for less than an hour. :lol:

flyer5 and JC came along and helped out, we hoisted a brew after to make it a complete experience. :cheers: Thanks guys.

Now I have to complete installing the basement door. I poured the steps today, so probably going in this weekend. Will start a new thread for the disassembly and rework and connection as soon as it is in the basement and in place.

Was gonna post a pic, but the forum didn't like it so much, so will do it later.
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

Re: It's a Baby Girl, Born 1954!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Wed Nov 14, 2007 8:55 am

I couldn't post any photos last night either, please post photos of your new baby as things move along.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: It's a Baby Girl, Born 1954!

PostBy: Matthaus On: Thu Nov 15, 2007 7:00 pm

A few pics, more to follow as I get it ready for the move into the basement. :)
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Another angle of the Axeman
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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

Re: It's a Baby Girl, Born 1954!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Nov 15, 2007 8:35 pm

Peanut Roaster--I like that!

Really looks good. What will the neighbors think, with their "modern" furnaces and boilers, seeing that "thing" in the yard, and---what? He's moving it into the cellar. What was that thing? Maybe it's some kind of nuclear reactor or a machine to make explosives...
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

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