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PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:40 pm

The only thing to say is :shock: HOLY *censored*, :wtf: :out:.
Keepaeyeonit
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 983 insert
Coal Size/Type: Mammoth nut
Other Heating: oil furnace,and a crappy heat pump

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PostBy: oilman On: Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:57 pm

hophead wrote:Make sure your liability insurance is paid up. Sometimes it's just better to walk away regardless of the money. I've touched a few like that but never again.


This job is either going to be real good or real bad. obvisously,he needs either a new unit or a refurbed one.I've walked into many situations like that. At 1AM. :cry: The heating business is not an easy one.
Just remember, don't make his problem your problem. Let us know what happens.
oilman
 

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PostBy: MATTHEW D. On: Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:37 am

You know this isn't uncommon, a little extreme maybe? I agree it's not my problem but I won't walk way. What gets me :mad: is that someone did one hell of a job with the plumbing inside of the home and everything wrong with the coal burning end of it. This is what frustrates people on burning coal and gives the coal business a bad name...... And he will hear it all when we finally meet in about a week. It will be a long conversation but I do feel he wants soneone to do it right. I will let you know how it all goes....Stay tuned.
MATTHEW D.
 
Stove/Furnace Make: AXEMAN-ANDERSON & EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 & 900 x 2

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PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:50 am

WOW!!

Looks like the coal-burning equivalent of my GMC Jimmy saga ..... :eek2: :fear:
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

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PostBy: MATTHEW D. On: Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:23 am

SMITTY wrote:WOW!!

Looks like the coal-burning equivalent of my GMC Jimmy saga ..... :eek2: :fear:

:lol: I"m guilty of this behavior with lawn equipment...no respect...someday I'll end up paying!!!!!!!!!!!!
MATTHEW D.
 
Stove/Furnace Make: AXEMAN-ANDERSON & EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 & 900 x 2

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PostBy: oilman On: Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:25 pm

MATTHEW D. wrote:You know this isn't uncommon, a little extreme maybe? I agree it's not my problem but I won't walk way. What gets me :mad: is that someone did one hell of a job with the plumbing inside of the home and everything wrong with the coal burning end of it. This is what frustrates people on burning coal and gives the coal business a bad name...... And he will hear it all when we finally meet in about a week. It will be a long conversation but I do feel he wants soneone to do it right. I will let you know how it all goes....Stay tuned.



I agree. I have a sneaking suspision this is going to turn out pretty good in the end.(I hope I didn't jinx you :( ) He probably didn't know who to turn to on the stoker side. Judging by the set-up in the cellar.
oilman
 

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PostBy: MATTHEW D. On: Mon May 14, 2012 6:20 pm

I was able to finish up on this job today. Replaced the grates, coal pipe, auger, degreased the entire stoker unit, added a timer. I had other suggestion but he said that was good enough for now. Got it up and running just in time before the rain started filling the boiler room. Here are some pics.
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Stove/Furnace Make: AXEMAN-ANDERSON & EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 & 900 x 2

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PostBy: hophead On: Mon May 14, 2012 6:55 pm

Maybe you should have left it greasy by the looks of that room. Mabe slather everything else too.
hophead
 
Stove/Furnace Make: efm520

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PostBy: Dennis On: Mon May 14, 2012 6:58 pm

how many years of neglect do you think. You did a great job bringing life back to the boiler.
Dennis
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size

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PostBy: whistlenut On: Mon May 14, 2012 7:47 pm

...looks like it cleaned up real well! Ready for another 30 years with only minor repairs. Pot bushing must have been in GREAT shape! Auger and tubes....timer, and she's good to go. Nice work, young man! :!:
whistlenut
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks Boiler,Itasca415,NYer130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska,Gibraltor,Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck,Pea,Nut&Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB

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PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon May 14, 2012 8:24 pm

OUTSTANDING Matt. Ya done good :)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

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PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Mon May 14, 2012 8:53 pm

Geeze Matt!!!! You get to have all the fun :lol:
Scottscoaled
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x3, 700 Van Wert 800
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: EFM 150, Keystoker 150
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck

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PostBy: stovepipemike On: Tue May 15, 2012 7:10 am

Matt, Your nice work makes everyone feel good,the owner is lucky. Mike
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KAA-2

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PostBy: MATTHEW D. On: Wed May 16, 2012 6:52 am

Thanks for the compliments. Definitely an interesting day :!: It's obvious there is more issues here (water?) and we talked about them. He said thats good for now, lets see how it works. I'll let you guys know if anything comes up.
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MATTHEW D.
 
Stove/Furnace Make: AXEMAN-ANDERSON & EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 & 900 x 2

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PostBy: MATTHEW D. On: Wed May 16, 2012 7:10 am

whistlenut wrote:...looks like it cleaned up real well! Ready for another 30 years with only minor repairs. Pot bushing must have been in GREAT shape! Auger and tubes....timer, and she's good to go. Nice work, young man! :!:

I did replace the gooseneck bushing and drive pawl. The brass feed control spacer is worn and the thumb screw is bent. Didn't have one on me, I'll get back to that.
MATTHEW D.
 
Stove/Furnace Make: AXEMAN-ANDERSON & EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 & 900 x 2

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