The Big Dig

Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:14 am

Just Wow.... beautiful. Thanks for sharing!
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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: The Big Dig

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:57 am

Looking real good, I like those preformed stairs that's another thing on my to-do list, replace my starting to rot untreated wood stairs with treated.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 75 in garage
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker/hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75

Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: Dennis On: Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:08 pm

grumpy wrote:
freetown fred wrote:Looks real good & seems you've got the bulk of it wrapped up. You notice I didn't say done :clap: toothy It don't ever seem to be DONE ;)


Yeah, you got that right, it never is done....


So,how's the progress coming along
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size


Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:07 pm

You should be VERY PROUD, fine work, and not easy, but you already know that :oops:
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent

Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:40 pm

Sierra, dont be pattin em on the butt to much, he ain't hardly done YET ;)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:43 pm

freetown fred wrote:Sierra, dont be pattin em on the butt to much, he ain't hardly done YET ;)

Why are you still up :P
2001Sierra
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent

Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:49 pm

Just old & delirius ;)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: grumpy On: Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:17 am

Making progress, need to take more photo's, I have a bit more done then this, but for an update..
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Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:23 am

Damn, not only a nice job, but colorful too. :)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:56 am

Very nice. The home-run pex manifold is a slick setup.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: grumpy On: Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:59 pm

Thanks guys, the PEX is done, I have the copper prepared for the water conditioner. Tomorrow I will install the electrical for the well pump pressure switch. After that I will vent the water heater. At that point I can move the water conditioner down into the basement. I'll pressurize the new system with the old, if all is well I will then make the switch and the new system will be online.. :)
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Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:05 pm

Well by God, it's about time ;) She's coming real nice grumpy--old school "do it right once" :)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: grumpy On: Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:20 pm

freetown fred wrote:Well by God, it's about time ;) She's coming real nice grumpy--old school "do it right once" :)



Thanks Fred, the thing is to keep the house working at all times, can't have any down time (no water) this is working out well, my old gear, water heater, well tank is at the end of it's life so I was able to buy new stuff which I was going to need anyway and build the new system. And again, I will pressurize it with the old, so If I have leaks or any other problems I won't go into a panic to get them fixed. I can take my time and do the switch when I'm ready.

I have one bathroom plumed into the new system now, so when the switch happens that bath will be working, then I'll hook up the other bath, the pex is in place to take over the copper in the 2ed bath, kitchen and wash room..
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Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:33 pm

NICE planning.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: The Big Dig

PostBy: grumpy On: Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:58 pm

[quote="freetown fred"]NICE planning.[/quote

Yes I did alot of planning. And I still have to get the radiant heat floor going, another project. Those two copper pipes you see going off to the left will be the loop to the heat exchanger for the floor.. There will be lots going on that left side of the half wall I built. This is what I'm thinking..
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