1948 Axeman 130

1948 Axeman 130

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:07 pm

Brought her home today . 11hrs total across the state and back . So far appears to be in really good condition . Wheels for the grate came off with little problem and are still in very good shape .Boiler itself seems very solid .The stand I thought there was some rot along the back edge but it looks like someone was a little tough moving it into position and dinged the edge maybe with a bar . I also got quite afew extra parts and a spare auger . Going for sandblasting probably Saturday . Then off to the chromers (just kidding ) . The guy I got it from has one up and running in another building .They are noisy but its kind of a soothing noise . It is a very impressive little machine . I will get some pics in the next couple of days . Dave
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Re: 1948 Axeman 130

PostBy: Matthaus On: Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:38 pm

Another Forum Member succumbs to Axeman Envy! :lol:

Congratulations Dave, glad to see you made it back OK. Now what you really need to do is hot jet coat that baby with aluminum! Next we will see the members putting racing stripes and number plates on the Axemans.

By the way, how did it go at Axeman HQ? did they honor the lifetime guarantee? :lol: :lol:
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Re: 1948 Axeman 130

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Fri Nov 16, 2007 7:01 am

Matthaus wrote:By the way, how did it go at Axeman HQ? did they honor the lifetime guarantee? :lol: :lol:



It looked like they were closed .No cars there, so I didn't stop . I was running behind anyway . Sounds like a good road trip though. :cheers:
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Re: 1948 Axeman 130

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Fri Nov 16, 2007 10:08 am

I think the Axeman guarantee is that the boiler will outlive you.
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Re: 1948 Axeman 130

PostBy: LsFarm On: Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:27 pm

Is that guarantee for the original owner only?? or is the guarantee transfered to each succeeding owner?? :D :lol: ?

I think my AA will outlive me, the attached items may need occasional repair or replacement, but the boiler itself is pretty stout... I'm pretty sure it is good for another 40-50 years.

Greg L
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Re: 1948 Axeman 130

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sat Nov 17, 2007 5:42 pm

She's off to get blasted and ready for repaint . Should have her back earlier next week . Dave
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Re: 1948 Axeman 130

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sat Nov 17, 2007 10:11 pm

Is it possible to set the Axeman up like the AHS with a hopper on the top instead of the auger . If I could do that I could be running it this season . I realize something would have to be done to drive the grate shaker and grate . But the coal should feed, Am I correct ? Thanks ,Dave
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Re: 1948 Axeman 130

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sat Nov 17, 2007 10:23 pm

Yes, you could make and install a big funnel/hopper to gravity feed the coal. And like you said you would have to rig up a gear reduction motor with a new drive mechanism to run the grate shaking motion.

I'm currious, why would these modifications make it easier to get the boiler in operation?? There is a fair amount of fabrication and engineering needed to rig up a gravity hopper and a motorized shaker mechanism. You can make a coal bin for the auger from a 55 gallon drum very easily.

Greg L
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Re: 1948 Axeman 130

PostBy: Yanche On: Sat Nov 17, 2007 10:43 pm

Flyer5 wrote:Is it possible to set the Axeman up like the AHS with a hopper on the top instead of the auger . If I could do that I could be running it this season . I realize something would have to be done to drive the grate shaker and grate . But the coal should feed, Am I correct ? Thanks ,Dave
Yes you can covert to the AHS hopper. In fact a friend of mine bought a used Eshland boiler that had the A-A auger and converted it to hopper feed. I have a sketch of the hopper dimensions if you need them.
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Re: 1948 Axeman 130

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sun Nov 18, 2007 12:10 am

LsFarm wrote:Yes, you could make and install a big funnel/hopper to gravity feed the coal. And like you said you would have to rig up a gear reduction motor with a new drive mechanism to run the grate shaking motion.

I'm currious, why would these modifications make it easier to get the boiler in operation?? There is a fair amount of fabrication and engineering needed to rig up a gravity hopper and a motorized shaker mechanism. You can make a coal bin for the auger from a 55 gallon drum very easily.

Greg L



For me to get my coal bin operational I have to move my oil boiler and hot water heater . If I have the Axeman already to go I can move everything get the Axeman in place as needed, then get to making the passage to the coal bin . While running off the hopper . I have to move my oil tanks out but dont want to with the oil furnace as my backup .Later my wood boiler will be my backup if I am home if not home the electric heat will kick in . Well it makes sense in my head right now anyway . Dave
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Re: 1948 Axeman 130

PostBy: Matthaus On: Sun Nov 18, 2007 7:57 am

Makes sense to me, which I had some $1.20 a gallon #2 to burn (not saying what I would be burning it in! :lol: ).
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Re: 1948 Axeman 130

PostBy: coal berner On: Mon Nov 19, 2007 3:54 am

Now Matthaus you are not talking about that big blue thing with the 6 inch stove pipe coming out of the back are you ;)
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Re: 1948 Axeman 130

PostBy: Matthaus On: Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:34 am

:shh: :shh: :shh: :shh: :shh:

Ya never know... maybe. :lol:
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Re: 1948 Axeman 130

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:19 am

Somewhere in one of the posts there was mention of using a threaded water coil for the domestic . Of course I can't find the post . What size hub is the water coil and if by chance the part # and what it fits . After getting the boiler back from blasting the corrosion where the gasket seals the water coil was worse than I first realized .So I am in the process of just blocking it off . I really dont need the domestic coil but would like to keep the option while its apart might as well weld the hub in and just plug it for now. I have the base all painted and assembled everything works smooth.A little more work on the boiler and its time for final assy :up: . Thanks ,Dave
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Re: 1948 Axeman 130

PostBy: Yanche On: Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:59 am

My AHS S130 has a female 4 inch NPT tapping. You can get a price from AHS but it's a standard size coil they buy elsewhere. Here's what it looks like on an old Eshland 130.
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