Gentleman Janitor info

Gentleman Janitor info

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:57 pm

Hey guys!So the last weekend I trucked down and visited Mattaus. Nice guy, very likeable fellow. Had a pretty good talk. Would have liked to stay longer and look at all the machines but the long ride home was calling. Any way I inherited a Gentleman Janitor that was featured in another post. My plans are to refurbish the unit into a good coal burner and install it in a friends greenhouse. I'm desperately looking for pictures, owners manuals, anything that would tell me the story of this unit. Anybody have any info to pass along? I'd really appreciate it! :) Scott
Scottscoaled
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x4, 700. Van Wert 1200.
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: EFM 150, Keystoker 150
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck

Re: Gentleman Janitor info

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:04 pm

Are you saying that you bought the Gentleman Janitor from Matthaus?
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Gentleman Janitor info

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:09 pm

Yup! :) Scott
Scottscoaled
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x4, 700. Van Wert 1200.
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: EFM 150, Keystoker 150
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck

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Re: Gentleman Janitor info

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:33 pm

Oh No...
Another member sucked into the evil web.....
Does Europachris know about this yet?

Now you must post a huge amount of photos detailing every last detail of the rebuilding of this unit, including long descriptions of everything you do.
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Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Gentleman Janitor info

PostBy: mike On: Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:54 pm

I'll tell you what. For as many boilers as the made there isn't much out there on Gentleman Janitors. I run a GJ 5 and love it. They are the simplest underfed stoker out there. The only shortcoming is the feed adjustment is a little tricky but get past that and you'll be all right. With a little tinkering you could get a dark spot like the efm's.
mike
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Gentleman Janitor GJ5
Stove/Furnace Model: Reading utility stove

Re: Gentleman Janitor info

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:19 pm

Mike, how do you tell what rating they are? There is no info on the nametag. Just model/serial numbers. As far as posting pictures of the build, I'm really camera shy :) That Alaskan's a hard act to follow. :) Scott
Scottscoaled
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x4, 700. Van Wert 1200.
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: EFM 150, Keystoker 150
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck

Re: Gentleman Janitor info

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:22 pm

I would love to see photos, though. It just takes time and a lot of (dirty) work.
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Gentleman Janitor info

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:39 pm

I'd like to see a picture, otherwise everything gets painted shiny silver. The important parts, '69 corvette green. :) Scott
Scottscoaled
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x4, 700. Van Wert 1200.
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: EFM 150, Keystoker 150
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck

Re: Gentleman Janitor info

PostBy: mike On: Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:13 am

Well if you know the model number and had a old sales brochure you could get the BTU's. I did see an old brochure but wasn't able to get a copy at that time. Hopefully I'll see the guy again in a couple of weeks. I do remember it seemed like they were underated from the factory i.e. the factory 120,000 btu boiler was probably closer too 170,000. Anyway good luck with it. There really isn't too much to go wrong with a gentleman janitor so you shouldn't have any problems.
mike
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Gentleman Janitor GJ5
Stove/Furnace Model: Reading utility stove

Re: Gentleman Janitor info

PostBy: lincolnmania On: Sat Apr 19, 2008 7:20 am

yay for saving old stokers from the shredder.......shredding iron is up to 280 a ton
lincolnmania
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: efm af-150 1982
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: alaska kodiak stoker 1986
Hand Fed Coal Stove: warm morning 1980 kenmore

Re: Gentleman Janitor info

PostBy: europachris On: Sat Apr 19, 2008 8:27 am

I'd like to see some good pics too! My father had a stoker growing up in Clarks Green, PA and I'm trying to figure out what it was. It burned pea coal (so he said) from a bin with a worm and the ashes were hauled out in tubs from a pit under the stoker, I recall him saying. It wasn't an A-A, so I don't know what it might have been.

Oh, here:

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Hats off to Matthaus - the local "crack" dealer of stoves......time for my next fix - I need a KA4 boiler to rebuild.....
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europachris
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 350/Iron Fireman
Stove/Furnace Model: Custom bituminous burner

Re: Gentleman Janitor info

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Apr 19, 2008 9:32 am

OK, Scott, the stove rebuilders have spoken. We need the photos. :shock:
I'm planning my next rebuild as well. :D
What will it be? :?:
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Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Gentleman Janitor info

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:39 am

Oooookaaaayy.Pictures. :) Scott
Scottscoaled
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x4, 700. Van Wert 1200.
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: EFM 150, Keystoker 150
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck

Re: Gentleman Janitor info

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Apr 20, 2008 7:31 am

Thank you. :cheers:
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: Gentleman Janitor info

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:56 pm

Well,,,,,, here we go. I haven't posted pictures yet so bear with me. I'm new at this computer stuff! So the parts have all been sandblasted with the exception of the boiler. It was in great shape other than a small film of rust in the firebox
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This is what the base looks like after a couple coats of POR-20
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Scottscoaled
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x4, 700. Van Wert 1200.
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: EFM 150, Keystoker 150
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck

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