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PostBy: MATTHEW D. On: Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:17 pm

Went on a call today....He said he was having outfire problems and the damn thing never shuts off in the winter. WOW NO timer?? NO fuse or breaker?? The motor was blown?? Do you guys think he could squeeze another year out of the grates or coal pipe?? He built an outside addition for the boiler. I"m no heat loss expert, But do you think the 8x10 foot hole in the wall has anything to do with it?? He didn't think that was a problem because he had insulation on the boiler. There was some animal living in the boiler house and the statue in the yard was giving me the willies!!!! I explained all this to him over the phone because he is out of town till may 9th. He said fix it all...I said I"ll fix it when you get back in town with the $$. He said OK.....Story will continue after may 9th. Here are some pic....Enjoy!! :lol:
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MATTHEW D.
 
Stove/Furnace Make: AXEMAN-ANDERSON & EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 & 900 x 2

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PostBy: ricoman2737 On: Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:21 pm

Matt,

You got a beauty going on here. Ever heard of "Deliverance". ;) ;)
ricoman2737
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat
Other Heating: Lennox Fuel Oil boiler as a backup
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

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PostBy: MATTHEW D. On: Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:28 pm

ricoman2737 wrote:Matt,

You got a beauty going on here. Ever heard of "Deliverance". ;) ;)

I'll be packin' when I go back to this job! :rambo:
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Stove/Furnace Make: AXEMAN-ANDERSON & EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 & 900 x 2

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PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:44 pm

Matt, do you find these guys or do they find you? :lol:

This guy has gone a little extreme on "make-up air" for the boiler room. :P
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

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PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:46 pm

Hey!!!!!!! Looks like the fines pull lever still works! :lol: :lol: :lol:
Scottscoaled
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x4, 350, 700. Van Wert 400 x 2, 800, 1200.
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck

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PostBy: hophead On: Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:27 pm

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.
hophead
 
Stove/Furnace Make: efm520

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PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:54 pm

He sure knows how to get his money out of a machine! Oh My!
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

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PostBy: whistlenut On: Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:56 pm

Matt, is this thing near a river? One might wonder what slithers up from down south of you guys!!!!! I have no words of encouragement, but this situation reminds me of the 'Pulp Fiction' scenes about: "What just happened here ain't natural!!!"

If you EVEN suspect there is a facial harness and a couple shiny red balls, I'd make off like a Cruise Missile! It AIN'T right from where I'm sitting. I may be down there about the time you have to make that call, so perhaps we can 'visit' this gentleman together.
My first guess is that he was a 'bean counter' in a previous life, because we have a few just like this right here on the forum! :shock: :shock: :shock: :mad: ;)

He makes a 'Skim Milk Yankee' look like a philanthropist!!!!! Ask Smitty or Rob just how cheap those guys are. They are like the 105 year old guy who drives a Model T and has had 42 exhaust systems 'on the house' from Midas.
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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
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PostBy: MATTHEW D. On: Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:59 pm

Somehow these people find me....Just paid up on my Insurance, covered on that. As soon as I opened the door My first thoughts were to walk away! Just wanted to see more before I made a decision. Looked Inside the house on the other side of the wall and all the heating system pipes, expansion tank, circulator pumps, valves, copper, etc. were all brand new and professionally done. Impressive! Walked back outside and scratched my head :?: I decided to proceed with caution......Lots more to talk about before I start.
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Stove/Furnace Make: AXEMAN-ANDERSON & EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 & 900 x 2

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PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:00 pm

Strength in numbers!!
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Lil' Heater.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer model 75.
Other Heating: Oil and Natural Gas.

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PostBy: whistlenut On: Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:02 pm

Guy is probably just testing you, probably a Billionaire just juicing peoples minds.......still, that harness and those red rubber balls are a ticket to RIDE....away and fast!! :D :) ;) :o :shock:

I just stepped outside and i DO hear the bango's twanging.....
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: CapeCoaler On: Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:10 pm

What lives on the deck?...
Nice use of the Safety Fence...
The room just needed to breath a bit...
Just gotta think a winter wall had to have been in place...
CapeCoaler
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

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PostBy: whistlenut On: Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:14 pm

That is the finest example of a well preserved EFM 520 or perhaps a 350...the coal tube looks original......outfires? wonder why?????
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: MATTHEW D. On: Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:24 pm

whistlenut wrote:Guy is probably just testing you, probably a Billionaire just juicing peoples minds.......still, that harness and those red rubber balls are a ticket to RIDE....away and fast!! :D :) ;) :o :shock:

I just stepped outside and i DO hear the bango's twanging.....

I think you are right on this. I just realized I think I know who he is and he should be good for the $....couple phone calls tomorrow should clear things up.
MATTHEW D.
 
Stove/Furnace Make: AXEMAN-ANDERSON & EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 & 900 x 2

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PostBy: Lightning On: Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:51 pm

Wow, I'm thinking bulldoze the whole thing.
Punt from there :D
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