How did you get your coal stove into your house???

PostBy: bksaun On: Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:09 pm

We put my Alaska Channing on a refridgerator dolly, then hooked a winch to the top of the dolly from a 4wheel ATV and slowly lowered it down my outdoor cellar steps.

BK
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid, Gentleman Janitor GJ-6RSU/ EFM 700
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 503
Coal Size/Type: Pea Stoker/Bit, Pea or Nut Anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer/ EFM-Gentleman Janitor
Stove/Furnace Model: 503 Insert/ 700/GJ-62

PostBy: dirvine96 On: Mon Jan 08, 2007 8:41 am

I love my ATV winch. Use it for everything. Never thought of using it when I put my stove in the basement this fall. We use dolly and alot of mussel.

Don
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Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer 82FA

PostBy: ohiocoalburner On: Mon Jan 08, 2007 6:21 pm

The dealer loaded our Hitzer 503 insert (600lbs) on to my truck with a forklift and I unloaded with my tractor. Wife and I brought it into the house with a 2 wheeler and set it in the fireplace (Minus door and some firebrick) by ourselves. Marrying a strong girl has it's advantages!! :)
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PostBy: rouxzy On: Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:39 pm

It took me and a friend to carry my 530 pound Harman Mark III down the cellar stairs. No, we aren't apes, I took off the loading door,(that things weighs a ton), clean out doo, legs, fire brick, and grates which are heavy too. What I didn't realize is the cellar door and stairway is the narrowist passage way in the house. Now I have Mark III engravings in the plaster going down cellar.
Tom
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Nut / Anthracite

PostBy: jpen1 On: Tue Jan 09, 2007 2:43 pm

I backed my landscape trailer up to the front porch dropped the ramp and wheeled my alaska channing through the front door by myself using a large appliance cart. I did need a little help to get it squared up once I got it inside though.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: 110 Boiler

getting the boiler in

PostBy: TGMC On: Thu Jan 25, 2007 10:25 pm

I THINK I GOT GREG BEAT . MY BROTHER GREG CARVES AND SETS MONUMENTS FOR A LIVING. WE PULLED MY KB-8 OUT OF A BASEMENT LIKE LAUREL AND HARDY. LUCKILY HE RUNS A 4 TON CRANE AT WORK. MADE IT JUST AS EASY GETTING IT DOWN THE STEPS WITH THE BILCO REMOVED. HE ALSO HAS SOME EXTREME DUAL WHEEL DOLLIES WITH A HAND BRAKE. BY THE WAY A STRIPPED KB-8 WEIGHS IN AT 1175#. PIECE OF CAKE. :lol: THE CRANE WAS A BACK SAVER


VAL
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Stove/Furnace Make: KEYSTOKER
Stove/Furnace Model: KB 8

getting the boiler in

PostBy: keyman512us On: Mon Feb 05, 2007 6:56 am

Getting the boiler in? Simple, decided "out" was "in". Long story. I always wanted a source of "backup" heat. I hate the idea of being a slave to the oil barrel here in New England. The "Peoples Republick of Massachusetts" to be exact. The sad irony is I cut 15-20 cords worth of wood a year and give it away. (I'm a tree climber/cutter). So when the opportunity to buy a wood/coal boiler (Burnham SFB 101) presented itself...I jumped at the chance! I have moved some heavy equipment,items, stoves, etc. but this one...took the cake. (I figure 12-1400lbs in a small but awkward enough package.) Luckily it came from a walkout basement. Once I got it home...it was time for plan "B". Where she sat once she got off the trailer...was where she was going to stay.
I figured I would build a shed around it and go from there. I was having serious doubts as to whether or not it would be worth it to go all out. Anyone that has a large house knows that stoves have their limitations....a boiler was a whole new animal. Once I hooked up the boiler and used it in "test mode" I figured it would be worth it, the house was at 72-74 and there was heat to spare! Too much heat as a matter of fact. Because I live in a "close" neighborhood (the Fire Department told me I better burn hot fires to cut down on the smoke.) My normal oil bill for a year $42-4600.00. My first year with boiler(fired by wood), 200 gallons of oil (roughly $368.00,got lazy around cristmas time). Love the heat!...But neighbors hate the smoke!
Thank god for Pensyvania Gold (anthracite)! It's funny when you tell people "I'm burning coal...so there is less smoke!" They look at you like you have six heads and nine eye-balls! But after burning the first bag of Anthracite...I left that group behind...I became a believer! I burn anthracite now and have no smoke problems. Anthracite is Trully amazing!
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Re: How did you get your coal stove into your house???

PostBy: WNY On: Fri Nov 23, 2007 9:21 am

Thought I would re-activate this thread....for those new folks that may not have seen it.

I took an old pallet and put some casters on it to make a dolley (for coal bags moving from one end of the basement to the other), Now i am using it to move the stove back upstairs. Removed the hopper, doors, etc...

Works great! It is same height as the bottom landing on the steps...just have to go up 6 steps to the garage.!!
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
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Re: How did you get your coal stove into your house???

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Nov 23, 2007 10:04 am

Mine is very simple. The dealer loader the Harman into my Econoline with a forklift. Once home 3 of us took it out and set it down outside. I removed it from the pallet, strapped it to my handtruck, and we wheeled it inside, up 1 step.
When I install another stove in the cellar, well, that will be another story...
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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: How did you get your coal stove into your house???

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Nov 23, 2007 1:49 pm

Moving this to the "Best of" section, if you find any others let me know.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: How did you get your coal stove into your house???

PostBy: e.alleg On: Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:02 pm

I stripped my boiler of everything that would come off of it to get it down to about 900#, then I used a couple ratchet straps to secure it to a heavy duty hand truck. I backed my car up to the window on top of the cellar stairs and ran a come-a-long from a chain hooked to the cars bumper to the hand truck. Then it was easy as pie, one step at a time I rolled the hand truck down the stairs with the come-a-long holding it back. One click at a time it went down, I had to stop and lengthen the chain a few times. I used the come-a-long and some pulleys to hoist the boiler onto the base once in the basement. It was definitely "MILLER TIME" after that lump of weight was inside.
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Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

Re: How did you get your coal stove into your house???

PostBy: Dallas On: Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:47 pm

You guys are so boring!

My father and I put an old oil boiler into the basement of an old house the family owned. We put some planks on the stairs, a rope or chain or strap (?) around the boiler and then a rope or come-along to a 4 x 4 across the door frame of the basement door. As we were easing it down the steps, the 4 x 4 turned on the door frame and the boiler was in the basement in 1.5 seconds (maybe less). The only damage done, was a crack to the cast iron stove pipe collar.

With this experience under my belt, when it was time to put my wood burning boiler add-on into my basement at my marital residence, it should have been a piece of cake. Well, I basically tried the same procedure, but was more careful that the member across the door didn't turn. I don't remember exactly what happened, the steps were shorter, so it only took 1.0 seconds. Since it was a steel stove, the concrete floor was the only damage.

The coal stove into the basement of this house, seemed to go better. ??
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Modified Russo C-35
Other Heating: Oil Hot Air
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Stove/Furnace Model: Modified C-35

Re: How did you get your coal stove into your house???

PostBy: traderfjp On: Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:11 am

I paid to have my stove put into place and then I did the install from there. They had a special dolly and two burly men. It went very smooth and yes they took as much of the stove apart as they could.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Channing 3

Re: How did you get your coal stove into your house???

PostBy: dbrisky On: Mon Jan 07, 2008 4:12 pm

4 guys and a hand truck down the stairs one step at a time. It must weigh close to 800lbs or more! I think that i will leave it with the house if i ever move thats for sure! Its a great boiler and i picked it up for only $250. The next one i buy is goign to be a stoker or an automatic feed style.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Jensen Coal/wood boiler

Re: How did you get your coal stove into your house???

PostBy: av8r On: Mon Jan 07, 2008 4:49 pm

My LL Hearth is supposed to weigh 235 pounds. I stripped it down to the bare body and just carried it in the front door. Maybe weighed 150-180 pounds.
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