Prices on NEW stoker boilers

Prices on NEW stoker boilers

PostBy: beatle78 On: Wed Feb 06, 2008 1:55 pm

OK, here's where I'm at with my boiler search.

Alternate Heating Systems

AHS 130 stock (no thermal ash control) - $5000 (Add $500 for the thermal ash control)

Keystoker Dealer in NH

KAA-2 - $4500
KA-6 - $5634

Harman Dealer in MA

VF3000 - $4500
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker KA-4

Re: Prices on NEW stoker boilers

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Wed Feb 06, 2008 2:19 pm

What? No A-A numbers? :roll:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: Prices on NEW stoker boilers

PostBy: beatle78 On: Wed Feb 06, 2008 2:42 pm

coaledsweat wrote:What? No A-A numbers? :roll:


hehe, no, I ruled out all auger feed style boilers b/c the space where I need to put this boiler will not allow for one. :(

And my wife said the other day, "you know, that would be cool to have the boiler automatically feed itself." I told her I didn't think our space would allow for it....... unless I swap the oil boiler and the stoker boiler, then I may be able to put a 55 Gallon drum there..... hmmmmmmm
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Re: Prices on NEW stoker boilers

PostBy: sandman On: Wed Feb 06, 2008 2:48 pm

beatle78 wrote:OK, here's where I'm at with my boiler search.

Alternate Heating Systems

AHS 130 stock (no thermal ash control) - $5000 (Add $500 for the thermal ash control)

Keystoker Dealer in NH

KAA-2 - $4500
KA-6 - $5634

Harman Dealer in MA

VF3000 - $4500



vf3000 in nh with the hot water coil under $ 3500
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Stove/Furnace Make: harman
Stove/Furnace Model: VF3000, mark III sf150&250

Re: Prices on NEW stoker boilers

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Feb 06, 2008 2:57 pm

beatle78 wrote:unless I swap the oil boiler and the stoker boiler, then I may be able to put a 55 Gallon drum there..... hmmmmmmm


Put the drum in the coal bin. :idea:

That's what most people do, not to save space but because its easier. If you fill the entire bin up chances are a lot of the coal will actually be right over the top of the drum if it gets buried.. whole lot more than a drum full before you have to shovel it.

Don't put the auger through the side of the drum. Instead cut a fairly large hole in the bottom. Get the drum up drum off the ground about a foot with either blocks or something else, What you want to do is provide enough of an angle between the edge of the drum and the auger so the coal on the outside of the drum can get to it to. This will allow even more coal to flow to the auger from the sides of the drum.

You could just leave the drum out until the coal gets low enough to put it in there. In any event you do want the drum because it gets to be pain without one if you don't have the bin filled.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Prices on NEW stoker boilers

PostBy: beatle78 On: Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:00 pm

sandman wrote:vf3000 in nh with the hot water coil under $ 3500


Do you have the name/number/website of that dealer? Is that where you got yours?
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Re: Prices on NEW stoker boilers

PostBy: beatle78 On: Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:02 pm

Richard S. wrote:
beatle78 wrote:unless I swap the oil boiler and the stoker boiler, then I may be able to put a 55 Gallon drum there..... hmmmmmmm


Put the drum in the coal bin. :idea:

That's what most people do, not to save space but because its easier. If you fill the entire bin up chances are a lot of the coal will actually be right over the top of the drum if it gets buried.. whole lot more than a drum full before you have to shovel it.

Don't put the auger through the side of the drum. Instead cut a fairly large hole in the bottom. Get the drum up drum off the ground about a foot with either blocks or something else, What you want to do is provide enough of an angle between the edge of the drum and the auger so the coal on the outside of the drum can get to it to. This will allow even more coal to flow to the auger from the sides of the drum.

You could just leave the drum out until the coal gets low enough to put it in there. In any event you do want the drum because it gets to be pain without one if you don't have the bin filled.


Assuming I could make enough room in the basement for the bin AND the drum, do you have a pic of how this looks like? Is this how you and others do it?

Thanks,
Jeremy
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Re: Prices on NEW stoker boilers

PostBy: sandman On: Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:34 pm

beatle78 wrote:
sandman wrote:vf3000 in nh with the hot water coil under $ 3500


Do you have the name/number/website of that dealer? Is that where you got yours?


yes,i talked with dave and larry


HEART LINE
ROUTE 137 NORTH
JAFFREY, NH 03452
603-532-4513
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Stove/Furnace Make: harman
Stove/Furnace Model: VF3000, mark III sf150&250

Re: Prices on NEW stoker boilers

PostBy: coalkirk On: Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:21 pm

That's a very good price, especially with the water coil.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: Prices on NEW stoker boilers

PostBy: e.alleg On: Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:28 pm

here is my bin, put the auger in the side before I knew better but it doesn't really matter. The drum holds 400-450 pounds of coal but the ash bucket in the boiler needs to be emptied after approx. 200 pounds of coal has been burned so I can't burn a full bin without emptying the ashes unless I want to be shoveling dusty ashes.
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Re: Prices on NEW stoker boilers

PostBy: sandman On: Wed Feb 06, 2008 6:34 pm

coalkirk wrote:That's a very good price, especially with the water coil.



thats what i thought when they gave me the price and why i ordered it right then.
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Stove/Furnace Make: harman
Stove/Furnace Model: VF3000, mark III sf150&250

Re: Prices on NEW stoker boilers

PostBy: coalkirk On: Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:12 pm

Sounds like maybe someone made a mistake. Good for you.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF3000
Coal Size/Type: antrhcite/rice coal

Re: Prices on NEW stoker boilers

PostBy: stoker-man On: Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:35 pm

The efm stoker can be fed from either the right or left side, where space is a consideration.
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: 1981 efm wcb-24 in use 365 days a year
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Other Heating: Hearthstone wood stove

Re: Prices on NEW stoker boilers

PostBy: beatle78 On: Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:46 pm

stoker-man wrote:The efm stoker can be fed from either the right or left side, where space is a consideration.


How much space is required between the boiler and the bottom of the auger feed?

How much does a new EFM 520 cost?
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Re: Prices on NEW stoker boilers

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Feb 06, 2008 9:46 pm

beatle78 wrote:Assuming I could make enough room in the basement for the bin AND the drum, do you have a pic of how this looks like? Is this how you and others do it?


Just take e.alleg's picture for example, you could just build some walls around it. If you wanted to take it step a further as I suggested above where the auger goes into drum you would instead have the entire drum over the auger sitting on the edges of some blocks. As long as you put it high enough the coal surrounding the drum also will be able to get to the auger too addtionally it gets you few extra hundred pounds on top of the auger.

This of course requires a little planning but what you'll want to do is first figure out where you're going to but the bin. You'll want to put it by a window, the window should be as far away from the access as possible and centered as much as possible. Put the drum as close to the middle of the bin as you can. Every situtation is different but if you want to save yourself a lot of work figure out where the best place for the bin is first then see if you can work the stoker into that location.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

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