ahs 130 efficiency

Re: ahs 130 efficiency

PostBy: mozz On: Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:26 pm

I think you have answered your own question about the quality of the coal. That's just my opinion, others may vary but................... Do an experiment. Go to the local hardware store, Agway, Ace, what ever you have in your area, buy 4 or 5 bags of Blashak coal, pea, dump that in your hopper and burn that. If your problem stays the same, you have other problems such as bad draft, mechanical or electrical problems.etc.etc.
mozz
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 1982 AA-130 Steam

Re: ahs 130 efficiency

PostBy: lew On: Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:24 am

mozz

I think you're right, but being new to all of this I wanted to ask. I'll give your suggestion a try.
lew
 
Stove/Furnace Make: AHS
Stove/Furnace Model: ahs-30

Re: ahs 130 efficiency

PostBy: steamup On: Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:13 am

Coal boilers do have a fair amount of standby losses. My workshop has not dropped below 50 deg. F. yet this winter due to the heat loss fromt the boilers. I have insulated the piping and the AA130. The keystoker has the factory jacket on it but a small amount of insulation is missing on the flue connection side of that.

The AA130 does seem to chew up coal at a good clip.
steamup
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman-Anderson AA-130, Keystoker K-6
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: HS Tarm 502 Wood/Coal/Oil
Coal Size/Type: pea, buck, rice