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

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

PostBy: Clinker On: Sun Mar 05, 2006 9:25 pm

I am just curious how you all got or moved your coal stove into your homes? As mentioned in my "all Nighter" post....(para-phrased)

Well, I purchased the coal stove. Was able to get my 3 teenage nephews to help me. It's a small stove, but very thick cast iron. We broke our ass's. At the house where I bought it it went straight out thru the garage on a heavy duty dolly up a ramp made from 2x12's into my p/u truck. However, once it was at my house it had to go up 8 steps. well there was alot of moaning and groaning with plenty of swearing mixed in but we finally got it inside.

Mine was a small stove, i'm guessing between 300-400 lbs. Can't imagine moving/lifting a 500 or 600 lb stove into a house. :shock:

How did you all do it? or if you had it delivered (lucky you) how did the professionals do it?

cLiNkEr
Clinker
 

PostBy: Mike Wilson On: Sun Mar 05, 2006 9:48 pm

They delivered my 500 pound Jotul by truck, put it on a dolly, and pulled it up 3 steps on a ramp into the house. Then they put heavy cloth blankets on the floors, and rolled the sucker into the living room. Then they used some 2x6s to lever it off, and slide it into the fireplace. Took 4 guys about 15 minutes.
Mike Wilson
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker 90 DV
Stove/Furnace Model: Jøtul Kennebec Wood Insert

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Mar 05, 2006 10:00 pm

Ours is quite large but since it's just steel and it's covered with a insulated sheet metal scrathing it wasn't a problem. Essentially just a big-block-o-steel.

Don't know what weight but probably well over a 1000. It was years ago, I was only about 10 at the time. My Dad and a few of his friends slid it down the concrete steps over wood. Once in the cellar we just rolled it on pipes to it's current place. Use your brain not your back. :)
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite


PostBy: Pap On: Sun Mar 05, 2006 10:48 pm

I had four friends help me. My dealer loaded the stove with a fork truck. We carried the stove up four steps into the house. Carried it to the living room and sat it on the platform made of 2X8s and fire proof board.
It weighs around 530, it really wasn't bad. Yea Right.......

Pap
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III

PostBy: Mlou On: Sun Mar 05, 2006 10:50 pm

My 600 lb insert was delivered & installed by the dealer. They had an electric cart that even climbs stairs. There were 2 guys, but really with that electric lift, it looks like one could have done it alone. It was very graceful to watch, no damage to anything. I was impressed, it was completely worth the $450 I paid for installation.
Mlou
 

PostBy: lime4x4 On: Mon Mar 06, 2006 12:04 am

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..
lime4x4
 

PostBy: Clinker On: Mon Mar 06, 2006 1:19 am

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..



Carried 500+lbs up 5 then down 14 then a few days later BACK UP 14 stairs!!! ....The horror.....The horror




cLiNkEr
Clinker
 

PostBy: Cap On: Mon Mar 06, 2006 7:23 am

What's wrong with you folks? Didn't you all remove the grates & the doors? :shock:


After removing the grates, doors and anything else I could, I used an old mattress layed on top of the concrete celler steps and sort of bounced it down to the basement floor about 10 steps. From there two of us man handled it to the final resting place.

It wasn't too hard, just kept getting hung up in the mattress, BUT NO SCRATCHES!
Cap
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF 250, domestic hot water loop, heat accumulator

PostBy: kirk On: Mon Mar 06, 2006 8:09 am

My harman boiler, 915lbs., my 19 year old son I brought home in my pickup and backed up to a porch that was roughly the same level as the bed of the truck. Rolled it onto the porch by using wooden dows under it and onto a heavy duty furniture dolly. Rolled it thorugh the house on the dolly to the top of the basement stairs. I rented a chain fall and lowered it onto its side. I nailed 2x10's onto the stairs treads like a ramp and added temporary supports under the stairs themselves. Then I used the chain fall again to gently lower it down the stairs where it ended up sitting back on the furniture dolly. Rolled it into postiion then used the chain fall again attached to a steel beam to pick it up and remove the dolly. Lowered it onto the floor. Then I drank several cold beers.
kirk
 

PostBy: LsFarm On: Mon Mar 06, 2006 4:48 pm

I cheated, I used my loader/backhoe to lift the boiler off the trailer it was delivered on. I set the boiler on the concrete pad infront of the door to the boiler-building.

I used 3/4" steel pipe to roll the boiler into the building. this boiler was custom built to fit through the doorway. It had only 1/2" clearance on each side and 1/2" clearance at the top.

The boiler was a struggle for the backhoe to lift. We estimate it weighs around 25-2800# Based on the steel and materials used. It is made of 3/16" 409 stainless steel.

Greg L LsFarm
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

PostBy: Mike Wilson On: Mon Mar 06, 2006 4:59 pm

LsFarm wrote:I cheated, I used my loader/backhoe to lift the boiler off the trailer it was delivered on. I set the boiler on the concrete pad infront of the door to the boiler-building.

I used 3/4" steel pipe to roll the boiler into the building. this boiler was custom built to fit through the doorway. It had only 1/2" clearance on each side and 1/2" clearance at the top.

The boiler was a struggle for the backhoe to lift. We estimate it weighs around 25-2800# Based on the steel and materials used. It is made of 3/16" 409 stainless steel.

Greg L LsFarm



I'm not worthy...

I'm not worthy...

I'm not worthy...

I'm not worthy...

I'm not worthy...

:P
Mike Wilson
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker 90 DV
Stove/Furnace Model: Jøtul Kennebec Wood Insert

PostBy: Cap On: Mon Mar 06, 2006 5:30 pm

Greg--

No fair. You have all the cool stuff & great resources. I had great resources at one time when I worked as a field service techician. Now I have to call and ask guys to send me misc materials on a as needed basis.
I don't even have a cutting torch or welding machine at my disposal any longer. Darn, I do miss shop work.

BTW--i need a 1/4" plate about 15.25" x 6". Any old stock laying around?
Cap
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF 250, domestic hot water loop, heat accumulator

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Mar 06, 2006 5:41 pm

LsFarm wrote:I cheated,


Why? Cause you can..... 8)
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

PostBy: LsFarm On: Mon Mar 06, 2006 6:05 pm

Well I did still need help to roll it through the door. And I had to jack it up with hydralic jacks to put concrete blocks under the leveling legs. I wanted to get the loading door height up high enough that I didn't have to bend over any to load bucket of coal or a heavy log into the firebox.

Now... If I could just get bulk anthracite coal....

Greg L
LsFarm
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

PostBy: endinmaine On: Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:11 pm

I had recently bought a 1000# capacity furniture dolly to use when we had moved. The dealer loaded my Harman III by fork lift into my truck, I backed it up as close to my back door as possible ,, tied to stove to the dolly and slid it down heavy duty ramps. My son-in-law and I humped it up 5 steps and through the back door and rolled it into place. To make the 530 lbs stove lighter I had removed both doors , grates and firebrick. I think this made the stove about 150+ lbs lighter and saved our backs.

Eric
endinmaine
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Margin Gem Cook Stove and Harman Mark III
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman and Margin Gem
Stove/Furnace Model: Mark III and CookStove