beatle78 wrote:Ok, so an Eshland 130 is the equivalent to an AHS S130?
This is great stuff. Thanks for all the replies.
Any more VF3000 and Keystoker boiler owners out there want to chime in?
Don't want to start any controversy, but if you look through the posting archives, you will find posts from some of the other boiler owners regarding Explosions in their boilers, the vent pipe and or barometric damper being blown off, problems with feed mechinsms clogging, and a few other repetitive problems that were reported by more than one boiler owner. I've never had any such problem with the Harman, well other that almost killing myself and my family with CO that is. That was on the initial firing due to the combustion fan restrictor plate not being installed. (Lousy Harman manual)
Other than that, I shovel 250lbs of coal in the hopper every 3-5 days depending on the weather, empty the ash pan, empty the "fines" collector and that's it. It's a simple design which in my experience usually translates to fewer potential problems. I've replaced nothing on the boiler in 4 years. I'm sure at some point I'll have to replace a fan motor or feed motor but knock on wood, nothing yet. Gotta go with the Harman. Trouble free, bullet proof.