Just Pay Attention

Re: Just Pay Attention

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:08 pm

When in Doubt...
Overkill... ;)
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

Re: Just Pay Attention

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Mon May 19, 2014 6:01 pm

I have forgotten to update you on this Boiler Tech's status which is a real shame.

He is still alive, but still in at the hospital on on a ventilator. When the boiler fell it punctured his lungs, tore his spleen, broke his pelvis and damaged his kidneys. This caused a staph infection inside that really had him teetering on death for a few weeks, but that seems to have been stabilized now. Either way, when he does get out of the hospital it will require a nurse to be at his home 24/7 for at least a few months in order for him to get back on his feet. His recovery time at church has always been stated in years, and not in months or days which tells you the extent of his injuries

So take care when moving stoves and boilers guys huh?

As a church we have ensured that he is taken care of financially during this trying time, so no worries there, but man a split second and everything changed for this poor guy who was just moving a silly boiler.
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: New Yoker WC90
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vogelzang Pot Bellied Stove
Coal Size/Type: Stove/Nut/Pea Anthracite
Other Heating: Munchkin LP Boiler (Back-up)

Re: Just Pay Attention

PostBy: samhill On: Mon May 19, 2014 7:04 pm

Thanks for the update NoSmoke, I wish it was better but it sure could have been worse. As a Rigger & SteelWorker I know how fast things can change, you can be doing everything correctly & things still happen, thankfully he has a good support group in your church & yourself & others please keep us posted from time to time the more thoughts & prayers the better.
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: keystoker 160
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 75 in garage
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker/hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: koker 160/ hitzer 75

Re: Just Pay Attention

PostBy: Lightning On: Mon May 19, 2014 7:58 pm

Wow.. that's ashame his injuries were so severe ... :(

Hopefully someday he'll be fully recovered..
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Overmodified/Bored out Clayton 1537
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Awesome Size

Re: Just Pay Attention

PostBy: lsayre On: Mon May 19, 2014 8:08 pm

41 years ago when I worked at the 72" Hot Mill for Republic Steel in Cleveland we used to pick things up with heavy braided steel cables and an overhead crane. More than once I watched these heavy cables snap like twine, drop their load, and whip around in the blink of an eye for good (err, bad) measure.

The carbon steel stuff was picked up with a giant magnet. I watched crane operated magnets drop loads also.

Once I was cutting "cobbled" steel near one of the hot mill roller stands, and I looked up to see a crane hauling a sheet of steel as he passed it right over my head by a only few feet while I was kneeling down to cut the cobbled steel with a torch. If I had stood up the slab would likely have decapitated me. if the magnet had failed as it passed overhead it would have crushed me.

While walking through the "slab yard" I once watched a poorly stacked pile of "slabs" (of what would eventually become coiled sheet steel, at ~20K lbs per each slab) actually tip over and crash o the ground.
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)

Re: Just Pay Attention

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Mon May 19, 2014 8:19 pm

Thanx,For The Update,N.S. ! You Guys have really pulled together for his Family! Nice Job! That Poor Guy's got one Long Road ahead of him..........
Hambden Bob
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Blower Model Coal Chubby 1982-Serial#0097
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni ! / Nut
Other Heating: Pro-Pain Forced Air

Re: Just Pay Attention

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon May 19, 2014 8:53 pm

Glad to see he's pulled through. Will be a long road, but sounds like he's got the support he needs. 8-)
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - (custom built by Jim Dorsey, Taunton MA - RIP 4/18/13)
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (SOLD!)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler