AXEMAN 130 SIGHT DOOR

AXEMAN 130 SIGHT DOOR

PostBy: GRIFFINW On: Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:40 pm

Hello Axeman Advisory Committee,

This year I am working on turning over a new leaf, I’m doing
my boiler maintenance when 85 degrees out, instead of 25 degrees out.

Thanks to Matthus’s wisdom and NEPA, I built mine up from a pile of parts,
making it look like the picture as I had never seen a assembled and in action.

Although running to settings and like a clock, I was hoping for a bit more output,
just figured that my too old and drafty.

Reading through a type written Axeman manual it says that the site door should be closing
tight when running. Mine is about ½” away during operation. Looking through my other
manual versions it makes no mention of being closed, just the distance of the door.
What does this mean?

Thanks,
GRIFFINW
 
Stove/Furnace Make: 1951 AA130

Re: AXEMAN 130 SIGHT DOOR

PostBy: whistlenut On: Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:59 pm

The 1/4" bolt with two nuts that holds the observation door should be adjusted to allow the cover to hang freely (do NOT secure the cover tightly) so that at 'idle', the door will hang vertically about 1/4" open all around the frame between the door and boiler. When the boiler calls for heat, the vacuum the blower fan creates sucks the door tightly to the opening and air is drawn through the base, up through the fire and then the boiler, then out to exhaust (fly ash drops out through cove and back to the ash bucket. Soooooooo, if you are one of those guys who likes everything up tight and out of sight, you lose! It confounds most folks who see it in operation, however it is brilliant in it's simplicity. I have never had anyone say anything nice about the appearance of an AA, BUT as an efficient bulletproof BTU beast, it is a winner...as you know. Most people think they are popcorn makers..oh well, let them buy Propane, Oil and NG.......or keep stokin' those 15 cords into the OWB! :idea:
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

Re: AXEMAN 130 SIGHT DOOR

PostBy: GRIFFINW On: Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:35 pm

Hello Whistlenut,
Thanks, I just loosened the nut, flipped the switch, the door
sucked closed, turned off and its about a ¼ away!!!!!!!!!!
And thankfully, I’m not one of those up tights. Matter of fact, the Axeman
is how I weed out, the walk from the talk. If they get the Axeman, we have
a beer, watch it do its thing and talk. I they don’t get the Axeman,
well I’ll have the extra beer.
It’s a little odd thing I couldn’t figure out.
Thanks for the help.
Frank
GRIFFINW
 
Stove/Furnace Make: 1951 AA130

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Re: AXEMAN 130 SIGHT DOOR

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:17 am

"Clangk" Yup.... that door's workin' perfectly.
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

Re: AXEMAN 130 SIGHT DOOR

PostBy: lsayre On: Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:41 pm

It sounds like you have it dialed in just right!
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

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