Axeman 130 and Eshland 130 Dissections

Re: Axeman 130 and Eshland 130 Dissections

PostBy: dipep41 On: Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:13 pm

Just joking about the book. I guess it isn't truly my story to tell.
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Re: Axeman 130 and Eshland 130 Dissections

PostBy: Matthaus On: Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:35 am

The The Axeman has now left the building and resides with the new owner so I thought I would post a few more of the photos from the rebuild. Highlights of the items requiring attention:

1. Ash drawer Rollers needed some TLC and one needed replacement (there are bronze bushings in them and the rest of the linkage, I lubed all with Never Seize with nickel)
2. Area around coil had been eroded by previous leaks and owner filled in with high temp paint. Thoroughly cleaned and filled in with JB weld. Studs all were replaced (two broke off in the process and needed to be drilled and re-tapped). A note here, AA boilers use 1/8" pipe by 7/16-14 studs, make sure you get the right ones if you replace them.
3. Gear box and Fan bearing box were drained and refilled with fresh 5W
4. The cyclonic separator cone was inspected and resealed with 2200 *F furnace cement
5. The auger transfer head bronze bushings were replaced and the positioning collar re-adjusted for minimum play
6. New Belts, chain, and gearbox side sprocket
7. The ash drawer drive pawl was welded reshaped and hardened and the stop pawl was replaced due to excessive wear
8. The bushings in the ash drawer linkage arm were replaced.
9. Auger support roller bearings were cleaned and re-greased all were in servicable condition
10. Motor was replaced due to a bent shaft, although it was servicable enough to run the boiler for adjustment of fan position, belts and chain.
11. All 5 rubber mounting bushings replaced with new from AA
12. All wiring replaced with fresh BX, solenoid wires reworked with heat shrink for strain relief, and J box replaced.
13. And of course the entire boiler was stripped of paint, wire brushed and or sand blasted to remove loose rust and repainted in black, metal flake gray and high temp silver

Observe the proud look on the new owner's face as he contemplates a warm winter and domestic HW aplenty. :lol:
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New owner AKA Pret stands with his new baby!
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Boiler running to verify proper adjustment of belts, chain and fan location
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Never mind the clutter in the shop!
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Re: Axeman 130 and Eshland 130 Dissections

PostBy: Devil505 On: Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:39 am

Matthaus wrote:Observe the proud look on the new owner's face as he contemplates a warm winter and domestic HW aplenty. :lol:



You can see that the new owner is obviously a very intelligent guy by his lack of hair! (you know the old saying..."Grass does not grow on a busy street!") :D
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Re: Axeman 130 and Eshland 130 Dissections

PostBy: Matthaus On: Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:40 am

More pics
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AA DHW coil studs, well used
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Lil buggers put up a fight
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Re: Axeman 130 and Eshland 130 Dissections

PostBy: Matthaus On: Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:44 am

More pics
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I sealed the new studs with 500* black RTV
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Ash drawer wheels renewed
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Re: Axeman 130 and Eshland 130 Dissections

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:45 am

Nice job, it is easy to see that you take pride in your work. With fuel prices the way they are, I'm sure you won't have any trouble selling your refurbished boilers/stoves.
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Re: Axeman 130 and Eshland 130 Dissections

PostBy: Matthaus On: Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:49 am

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cone is in good shape, not bad after 54 years!
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cone resealed with hi temp furnace cement
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base is ready for the renewed upper half
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reunited at last
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Re: Axeman 130 and Eshland 130 Dissections

PostBy: Matthaus On: Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:57 am

last set of pics
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lots of "stuff" bolts on an AA
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after the paint was stripped off for further inspection
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three boilers and a furnace just arrived, on to the next projects!
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the junk man cometh bearing gifts. LOL
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Re: Axeman 130 and Eshland 130 Dissections

PostBy: Yanche On: Sun Jun 22, 2008 11:24 am

Very nice looking restoration. Thanks for the great photos. I'm sure the new owner will be happy.

Do you have any photos that would show how the helicoil auger is fabricated? I'm interested is learning how the flighting is attached to the inside of the pipe tube. Is it tack welded trough holes that are then welded shut? Not attached at all, except at the ends? Pipe tube cut lengthwise, flighting installed and re-welded? Maybe just forced in and held from the forces of a coiled spring?
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Re: Axeman 130 and Eshland 130 Dissections

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Jun 22, 2008 12:12 pm

Hi Yanche,, I looked at my extra augers.. Using a flashlight and mirror,, I can only see welding at the ends of the flighting.. no welded up holes in the tube, not split and rewelded either.. The flighting is heavy, about 3/16" thick, so it is very stiff.. I may have been twisted then inserted in the tube to allow it to expand and friction-fit to the inside of the tube,, I can't tell. But I can only find a few inches of weld on the flighting at each end.

Greg L

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Re: Axeman 130 and Eshland 130 Dissections

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Jun 22, 2008 1:40 pm

Beautiful job! Thanks for sharing the details of the rebuild and all the pictures.
Freddy
 
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Re: Axeman 130 and Eshland 130 Dissections

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:15 pm

Why is it that Axeman Anderson owners all look like Bob in the ENZYTE add? :D
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Re: Axeman 130 and Eshland 130 Dissections

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:55 pm

Excellent job on the AA, Matthaus.

That trailer looks familiar, they have a lot of uses...
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Re: Axeman 130 and Eshland 130 Dissections

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Jun 22, 2008 7:00 pm

'Bob in the ENZYTE commercial' .... :D :D :lol: :shock: :lol: :P

Greg L.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
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Re: Axeman 130 and Eshland 130 Dissections

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sun Jun 22, 2008 10:24 pm

Hey Matt . Did you run out of blue paint ? :D
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