Yanche wrote:Care to make a list of what's better on the A-A Anthratube vs. the AHS Coalgun
Yaaaaa.... to get the AHS ASME approved it is an extra $2,000. To get auger feed on the AHS is another extra $1,500. The AHS is a homely blue box, the Axeman Anderson is a wonderful mechanical creature with exposed gears & arms & sprockets & levers, it's the coolest looking machine man has ever made!
OK, OK, skip the price difference and the visual appeal and, and, well..... the Axeman is more efficient. Over a ten year period the Axeman will use 7 to 8 pounds less coal to heat the same place. It will, I know in my gut it will. I'm going to prove it too. Just as soon as my AA wears out I'm going to buy a EFM as I want to try one of them. As soon as that wears out I'll buy an AHS and complete the study. After the AHS goes to it's grave I will write a report. Look for it right here in about 160 years.
I might be wrong.... actually my gut says the AHS is a tiny bit more efficient. I only think that because the design is a bit newer than the AA. I'd think they did something to make it better. It's possible that the AHS will be the one to use 7 pounds less coal.