Coal Furnace Explodes!

Re: Coal Furnace Explodes!

PostBy: bksaun On: Mon Dec 03, 2007 5:59 pm

Mix too many bean's (Northern of course) with the Yuengling brew= Volitiles :sick: , Add ignition source=BOOM! :lol: :blowup:

BK
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid, Gentleman Janitor GJ-6RSU/ EFM 700
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 503
Coal Size/Type: Pea Stoker/Bit, Pea or Nut Anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer/ EFM-Gentleman Janitor
Stove/Furnace Model: 503 Insert/ 700/GJ-62

Re: Coal Furnace Explodes!

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Mon Dec 03, 2007 6:08 pm

I doubt a hot water boiler could even explode in the first place, never mind do that kind of damage. A steam boiler, ahhh.......... something else is going on here.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: Coal Furnace Explodes!

PostBy: traderfjp On: Mon Dec 03, 2007 6:16 pm

Maybe it was a meth lab and they are blaming our beloved coal. Those bastards :D
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Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing 3


Re: Coal Furnace Explodes!

PostBy: Matthaus On: Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:46 pm

Yeah there was a follow up on the news tonight. The owners claim they were asleep when it happened, yet the bedroom was blown into the back yard. The explosion killed the family dog, so there is obviously more to this story. Where's Paul Harvey when you need him! :lol: :lol:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel, natural gas
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite

Re: Coal Furnace Explodes!

PostBy: George On: Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:15 pm

Saw some videos at a boiler course we took at work. At a school in the kitchen, a maintenance worker plugged the prv on an electric hot water heater because it was constantly dripping a bit. The t stat was defective and was over heating the water and building the pressure. When the 30 gallon unit blew(after hours) it took out block walls! Also saw some big boilers ( 500 hp and up) that had failed due to safety's being jumped out, operator error etc.... leveled whole building and people died!
George
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska Cast Consol 3 w/ coaltrol

Re: Coal Furnace Explodes!

PostBy: traderfjp On: Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:28 pm

I wonder if the family dog tied himself to the furnace in a suicide attempt... :blowup:
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Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing 3

Re: Coal Furnace Explodes!

PostBy: bksaun On: Mon Dec 03, 2007 10:16 pm

:oops2: Doggone! :blowup:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid, Gentleman Janitor GJ-6RSU/ EFM 700
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 503
Coal Size/Type: Pea Stoker/Bit, Pea or Nut Anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer/ EFM-Gentleman Janitor
Stove/Furnace Model: 503 Insert/ 700/GJ-62

Re: Coal Furnace Explodes!

PostBy: drujinin On: Tue Dec 04, 2007 12:51 pm

Excuse me but I sped through the article, then went back and read it slowly twice and see no where does it state "Coal fired or Wood fired Furnace".
All it says is furnace, so in my humble opion it could mean Propane or Natural Gas furnace.
Correct?
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Re: Coal Furnace Explodes!

PostBy: U235a4 On: Tue Dec 04, 2007 1:01 pm

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Stove/Furnace Make: 1958 Axeman-Anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: 260M

Re: Coal Furnace Explodes!

PostBy: bksaun On: Tue Dec 04, 2007 1:03 pm

That article has been changed, the original one did say "Coal furnace"

BK
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid, Gentleman Janitor GJ-6RSU/ EFM 700
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 503
Coal Size/Type: Pea Stoker/Bit, Pea or Nut Anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer/ EFM-Gentleman Janitor
Stove/Furnace Model: 503 Insert/ 700/GJ-62

Re: Coal Furnace Explodes!

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Dec 04, 2007 1:56 pm

Just to add, it was also reported as a coal furnace on the TV news.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Coal Furnace Explodes!

PostBy: e.alleg On: Tue Dec 04, 2007 6:54 pm




the second clip was cool. :clap: I don't think that in real life it is possible though, you'd think that a faucet washer or solder joint or something would fail before the tank got up to 350psi.
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Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

Re: Coal Furnace Explodes!

PostBy: JerseyCoal On: Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:04 pm

Richard:
Speaking of blasting caps, years ago I knew a fellow up in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. He heated his home and cooked his food with wood which was neatly stacked on his property. One year he had a problem with someone stealing his wood by the carload.

He carefully used an auger bit to drill a hole in one piece of wood into which he inserted a blasting cap. He put that "special" chunk of wood back on the pile and waited. Eventually, more wood was stolen, including the "special" piece. However, that was the last wood that was ever stolen from him!
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Franco Belge model 10.1475

Re: Coal Furnace Explodes!

PostBy: mwcougar On: Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:21 pm

My dad had the same problem with someone stealing wood. :x so he put a 12 gauge shotgun shell in a piece. :lol:
we soon found out which neighbor was stealing when there kitchen stove exploded. :P the guy gave dad hell for almost killing him :shock: .... people have nerve.... of course dad denied ever doing it :lol: with a smile on his face.
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Stove/Furnace Make: ahs 130 heating 3700sq ft

Re: Coal Furnace Explodes!

PostBy: drujinin On: Fri Dec 07, 2007 2:40 pm

:)!! You guys are terrible for doing those stunts!! But it is FUNNY!!!!! I had someone sawing on a log pile on the weekends, one weekend he quit after hitting a couple of big nails!
drujinin