Cost of Stokers, Furnaces and Stoves to increase soon

Cost of Stokers, Furnaces and Stoves to increase soon

PostBy: stoker-man On: Wed Jan 30, 2008 6:44 am

We have received notice that because of world market conditions, that the price of steel will increase by 25% in the next few months. All manufacturers will have to raise their prices, especially in units that require a lot of steel. efm's stoker boiler alone weighs 800 pounds. It isn't certain if the steel producers will be able to maintain such a steep increase in the price of steel due to the current economy.
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: 1981 efm wcb-24 in use 365 days a year
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Chestnut
Other Heating: Hearthstone wood stove

Re: Cost of Stokers, Furnaces and Stoves to increase soon

PostBy: mikeandgerry On: Wed Jan 30, 2008 7:14 pm

http://www.steelonthenet.com/prices.html

So you think the price of one of your units will rise perhaps 4-5%?
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman-Anderson Anthratube 130-M

Re: Cost of Stokers, Furnaces and Stoves to increase soon

PostBy: stoker-man On: Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:11 pm

That is about correct. Expect an increase from any manufacturing that uses steel.
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: 1981 efm wcb-24 in use 365 days a year
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Chestnut
Other Heating: Hearthstone wood stove

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Re: Cost of Stokers, Furnaces and Stoves to increase soon

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:14 pm

mikeandgerry wrote:http://www.steelonthenet.com/prices.html

So you think the price of one of your units will rise perhaps 4-5%?


About twice that.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: Cost of Stokers, Furnaces and Stoves to increase soon

PostBy: e.alleg On: Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:32 pm

everything went up: the steel, diesel fuel to transport it, electricity to keep the shop lights on, and last but not least about 5% per year inflation for the last 5 years. Every small domestic manufacturer I know is struggling, customers won't tolerate the price increase required to maintain the same profit margin so the companies are working on slimmer margins and the prices still go up. Most companies outsource everything to China, India, or the Philippines where labor is dirt cheap to counter the above problems but in the end we end up paying for it.
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Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

Re: Cost of Stokers, Furnaces and Stoves to increase soon

PostBy: stoker-man On: Fri Feb 01, 2008 12:31 pm

The 4-5% is accurate. Hopefully, prices won't have to increase again for a year.
stoker-man
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: 1981 efm wcb-24 in use 365 days a year
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Chestnut
Other Heating: Hearthstone wood stove

Re: Cost of Stokers, Furnaces and Stoves to increase soon

PostBy: lili On: Fri Feb 01, 2008 12:48 pm

WHat else is new? No doubt furnaces will go up in price, as had everything else. Even Coal has gone up! I have been burning coal all of my life. When I was a child I picked it...Yes I live in the coal region, and even picked it early in my married life. (I know I sound like an old grandmother with this story, but I am 48-Ancient enough- lol!)

Coal has also dramatically increased, but not at the rate of the other fuels. I remember paying less that 100 per ton...Back in 84, I think I was paying 60 per ton. Now I am paying 185, so if you compare it to the rates of other fuels, it is still a good deal.
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