How Did You Get Your Coal Stove Into Your House???

PostBy: wgpringle On: Wed Mar 08, 2006 2:00 pm

lime4x4 wrote:500+ lb Harman magnum stoker. Me and 3 other friends carried up 5 stairs then down 14 stairs to the basement..Then a couple of days later we carried it back up the basement stairs and set it up on the first floor.It ain't NEVER moving again..

I suppose there is a logical explaination for the side trip to the basement but I am drawing a blank. Better you than me (and my back).


PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Mar 08, 2006 9:12 pm

wgpringle wrote:[

I suppose there is a logical explaination for the side trip to the basement....

His wife said it didn't match the curtains very well down there.... :P

Lime was having a problem with his stove when he first installed it and moved it upstairs to get more heat.
Richard S.
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

PostBy: coalburner On: Sun Mar 12, 2006 9:43 pm

The guys from Agway had an electric set of heavy duty hand trucks that climbed stairs. It was way cool to see them just strap the boiler on and take it away.

PostBy: crmoores On: Sun Aug 27, 2006 10:37 pm

Dropped a Keystoker K6 boiler down through the Bilco doorway (removed the steps) in the our basement onto 3/4" pipes for easy movement.

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Aug 30, 2006 9:53 pm

Took mine all apart (Harman Mark I), strapped it to a 2-wheeler, put my wife underneath it to keep it from flying down the stairs (she couldn't handle the weight, so I figured she'd be better off beneath it .... she's still alive ... HONEST :lol: ) and wheeled it down.

I'll have to post a pic of my stairs later.... you'll all get a kick out of the situation......... "rickety" is an understatement!!
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - (custom built by Jim Dorsey, Taunton MA - RIP 4/18/13)
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (SOLD!)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Aug 30, 2006 10:00 pm

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - (custom built by Jim Dorsey, Taunton MA - RIP 4/18/13)
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (SOLD!)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

PostBy: FedFire47 On: Thu Aug 31, 2006 4:34 pm

I got my Keystoker K6 boiler down the cellar by brute strength LOL. Had the coalman, my other brother, my dad, and my neighbor who happens to be a professional chef. He makes great food but showed up in flipflops so was pretty much useless hehe. We backed my dads pickup to the bilco doors, rolled the unit off and down the steps. That was the hard part. At the bottom of the steps we had several black pipes laid out and just rolled it the rest of the way. It took about 2 or 3 hours to get into place but it wasn't as bad as I thought it was gonna be. The unit weighs 800 lbs and we did it with 4 people.

skateboard dolly

PostBy: bull463 On: Sat Jan 06, 2007 2:43 pm

Hi All
Whan I bought my keystoker hearth stove I took off all the doors and lifted it on to a skateboard and rolled it in to the house. I did this on my own. Yes it was heavey but not to bad.Must have been all those second helppings mom gave me. tom
Stoker Coal Boiler: keystone harth

PostBy: Yanche On: Sat Jan 06, 2007 3:11 pm

I picked up my AHS S-130 at the factory. They loaded in my pickup with a forklift using a chain on the top boiler lifting ring. I unloaded it with a front end loader and chain to the same ring. Drove it slowly into my garage shop. Piece of cake job. The S-130 is not very wide and will easily go through most door ways. The coal hopper/funnel was an easy lift to the top of the boiler.

Stoker Coal Boiler: Alternate Heating Systems S-130
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea

PostBy: ktm rider On: Sat Jan 06, 2007 3:12 pm

I cheated just like Greg did. I used my backhoe to move my AHS (1,400lbs,) into my garage. But, My backhoe will not fit all the way in my garage so and I didn't have the floor poured yet when I installed the boiler.
My buddies and I rolld it on pipes acrossed a dirt floor about 20 ft. It took us about an hour to go only 20 ft. !!! I have no idea what you would have to do if you were to put in a basement or something...
ktm rider
Stove/Furnace Make: AHS Multifuel
Stove/Furnace Model: CO 55 with oil backup

PostBy: WNY On: Sat Jan 06, 2007 4:06 pm

Took a couple of us and a appliance dolly to wheel it in. Now we have to move it to our new house (Finally!!), will have to go down 6 stairs, not too bad, just getting out and loaded onto the trailer will be fun. (soon!) Will keep you informed.
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

PostBy: laynes69 On: Sun Jan 07, 2007 11:04 am

We had bilco doors for the furnace. Easiest trip to the basement.

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sun Jan 07, 2007 4:56 pm

I bought my boiler used, getting it out of the guys basment wasn't bad. The guy I bought it from was huge and we strapped it to a hand truck and he just about did it himself. Went up a half a flight of stairs into the pickup on some planks. Seeing the thing weighed about 850#, when we got to the Bilco at my house I didn't want to chance anything (two skinny guys) so I used an electric chainhoist to lower it down the planks still strapped to the hand truck. Easy as falling off a log.
These things are just too heavy, you have to outsmart them.
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

PostBy: EasyRay On: Sun Jan 07, 2007 6:37 pm

I have a walk out basement that goes out to a porch that is ground level.
My son-in-law and a friend of his, picked up the stove for me. They removed my old stove, (Which is now sitting on my porch) and placed the new stove where the old one sat.
When I got home, *poof* there it was. I just installed new stove pipe.
The only thing they used was a hand truck and a little muscle.

Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman TLC 2000
Coal Size/Type: Pea,Nut or Stove

PostBy: coal_kid On: Sun Jan 07, 2007 7:48 pm

My basement is ground level in the back of my house, like EasyRay. There were three of us. I wasn’t there for when my father-in-law loaded it onto his pickup. I think he might of used a come-along.

Unloading wasn’t bad. There were three of us. Pulled the pickup in the front yard. From the pickup to the ground was the hardest part. We put the burner on a hand truck, and we eased it down his loading ramps. It was just nerve-racking having that much weight coming down the ramps. I was worried they would snap. Nothing happened and once it was on the ground it was easy to roll right into place.