Finally up and running

Finally up and running

PostBy: chevymatt On: Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:15 pm

Just wanted to share that as of 4 hours ago im finally up and running on my S-260. It has been a very long stressful rd but it is going and Im heating with Coal. I'll try to get some pics up this week
chevymatt
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S260

Re: Finally up and running

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:19 pm

Way to go, Matt! Good deal! :up: Yep, we need some pics, or video to view.....
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Finally up and running

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:21 pm

Mega-congratulations! You're going to love it!!!

How many square feet are you heating?
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: Finally up and running

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:35 pm

I'm not saying nothing till I see the pix. :what: Outstanding neighbor ;)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Finally up and running

PostBy: chevymatt On: Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:43 pm

lsayre wrote:Mega-congratulations! You're going to love it!!!

How many square feet are you heating?




Heating about 4800 sq ft isayre. About 2300 sq ft of living space and the rest is my cellar floor and my 3 car garage floor
chevymatt
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S260

Re: Finally up and running

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:25 am

Hey Matt, are you warm yet? :)

We love pictures.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Finally up and running

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:44 am

Congrats on getting the beast going! I trust it will serve you well.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: Finally up and running

PostBy: titleist1 On: Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:49 am

Congrats...keep Warm!!!!

Although, we can't be sure it actually happened until we see PIC's!!!!
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: Finally up and running

PostBy: chevymatt On: Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:10 pm

[url][/url]Well I was up and running. I got home from work to find that I had a puff back that blew my chimney into pieces. I'm going to try to post a pic of the carnage
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chevymatt
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S260

Re: Finally up and running

PostBy: ValterBorges On: Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:15 pm

I was going to warn you about that. too late. Well welcome.

Turn the ashing to 120 to keep from having too much fresh coal gravity feed in at once, keep the hooper loaded at all times and never smoother the fire or kaboom everytime.
ValterBorges
 
Stove/Furnace Make: AHS
Stove/Furnace Model: S260

Re: Finally up and running

PostBy: lsayre On: Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:31 pm

Oh no! Sad to hear that. Any chance of getting a rep from AHS to come out and see it so they can offer solutions?
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: Finally up and running

PostBy: chevymatt On: Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:32 pm

I will def. reduce the ash temp to 120 degrees. should I also open the peep hole alittle? What would you guys say to still letting it run with no chimney? it is in an out building so Im not worried about CO2 poisioning. just curious if it would be safe or not
chevymatt
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S260

Re: Finally up and running

PostBy: chevymatt On: Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:38 pm

lsayre wrote:Oh no! Sad to hear that. Any chance of getting a rep from AHS to come out and see it so they can offer solutions?


I will try contacting AHS tomorrow to see if the can give me any advice. I will be sure to share any info they pass my way
chevymatt
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S260

Re: Finally up and running

PostBy: ValterBorges On: Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:42 pm

chevymatt wrote:I will def. reduce the ash temp to 120 degrees. should I also open the peep hole alittle? What would you guys say to still letting it run with no chimney? it is in an out building so Im not worried about CO2 poisioning. just curious if it would be safe or not



Reduce the ash, put a good chimney on and bolt in on good. Get a baro and manometer make sure its drafting well, read up on this site. In an outhouse if you can get the auger it will feed gradually reducing the chances of smoothering.

Ive had puff backs with or without the hole open.

Ive been toying with the idea of setting the ashing hyst to 5 vs 10 to reduce the volume added at one time, im thinking more frequent smaller shakes and fills are better.
ValterBorges
 
Stove/Furnace Make: AHS
Stove/Furnace Model: S260

Re: Finally up and running

PostBy: macdabs On: Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:26 am

Matt,
What a bummer :shock: I just picked up my S260 last week and need to install it yet. Now with all these puffbacks and blown pipes I am starting to wonder about the safety of my choice. Heck that flue pipe is in pieces! :o

Our there any AHS units up and running that do not have puffbacks? And if so what kind of flue setup are they using?
Mac
macdabs
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS 260
Coal Size/Type: Pea
Other Heating: Pellet,oil
Stove/Furnace Make: AHS
Stove/Furnace Model: S260