Matthaus wrote:Well I finally got around to rebuilding the two 130,000 btu coalguns. I thought it might be cool to compare the two units and show the process for getting them back up to speed. First off the Axeman has an auger and the Eshland has a hopper, however the Eshland has a flexible chicken feeder auger that will be used to fill the hopper. The Axeman has the ratchet and paul ash drawer mechanism while the Eshland has a gearmotor with sprocket and chain driving a jack shaft that has a crank connected to the rod that moves the drawer. Also the Eshland uses the timer to control ashing while the Axeman has a anthrastat. Additionally the Axeman has a rectangular DHW cavity and coil while the Eshland has the 4" round style. The other major difference form outward appearance is the fan drive, Axeman is belt drive while the Eshland is direct drive.
OK, so here are a few pics of the "before". I will post additional pics and narration as I go through the process. Just started the project yesterday, so hope to be done in a coupla weeks.
From your description the Eshland features appear to be identical to the currently produced AHS.
--Ash drawer drive mechanism
--Timer control for ashing in standard version
--Round fitting for DHW coil
--Direct drive fan in standard version
--Cam follower bearings to support ash drawer