AHS S130 Installation by MacCoon

AHS S130 Installation by MacCoon

PostBy: MacCoon On: Mon Dec 22, 2008 2:15 pm

Hi,
I am new to the forum. I am on heating season three with my AHS S130. I am willing to share my experience with anyone who is interested.
The heating system includes a previously installed water baseboard Peerless Oil Boiler with typical zones in the basement of the house and an AHS S130 installed in the garage 50 feet away from the house. They are plumbed in parallel.

The garage has a 35 cubic foot coal bin attached to the side (leanto style) with (2) 4" augers in pseudo-series feeding the #400 pound hopper. A hopper switch controls the feed augers. The S130 has the thermo activated grate option. I got tired of emptying the ash bin so I created an dual auger ash removal system that vacates the ash outside the garage. The thermo grate control also controls the ash augers. So basically it runs by itself and I monitor it.

One load of coal lasts me two years. I ran barley (3/32-3/16) the first two years (they said it could not be done but I managed) and now run pea. I can go on and on about running parameters if you like. I tested air pressure drop across the coal pot from blanked off to nut coal. The delta-P was 2 in H2O to 1/4 in H20 respectively. Pea runs about 3/4 in H20.

The thermo grate set point depends on the outside temperature. When its -20F outside I set the temp around 75F. As it warms up I keep the delta around 70F. I really need a delta-T controller to do this for me. I had some issues with the coal in the feed tube burning so I can talk about that too.

I see you can upload pictures to this forum. I will be happy to show you some pix if interested.

Brian
MacCoon
 
Stove/Furnace Make: AHS
Stove/Furnace Model: S130

Re: AHS S130 Installation by MacCoon

PostBy: beatle78 On: Mon Dec 22, 2008 2:38 pm

PICS PICS PICS!!!! That sounds like an AWESOME setup!!!

p.s. Welcome to the forum!
beatle78
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker KA-4

Re: AHS S130 Installation by MacCoon

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Mon Dec 22, 2008 2:53 pm

Pics of the double auger system and the ash removal system, pretty please!
CapeCoaler
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

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Re: AHS S130 Installation by MacCoon

PostBy: Yanche On: Mon Dec 22, 2008 2:58 pm

Post pictures of everything. I'm sure all will be interested in your ash removal system. How did you make your coal pot pressure drop measurements. Commercial gauges, manometer, home made U tube? Where did you connect your instruments. If in the firebox, how and what material? Is it a permanent install?
Yanche
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Alternate Heating Systems S-130
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea

Re: AHS S130 Installation by MacCoon

PostBy: whistlenut On: Mon Dec 22, 2008 3:00 pm

Could you clarify the size of the coal bin, please. I think you meant 35 cu yards, not 35 cubic feet. Thanks, Charlie
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks Boiler,Itasca415,NYer130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska,Gibraltor,Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck,Pea,Nut&Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB

Re: AHS S130 Installation by MacCoon

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Dec 22, 2008 3:09 pm

Sounds like a great setup, I would love to see pictures of your install.

Why do you need to change the thermo. grate setpoint? Are you running an outside air kit?
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: AHS S130 Installation by MacCoon

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Mon Dec 22, 2008 3:19 pm

whistlenut wrote:Could you clarify the size of the coal bin, please. I think you meant 35 cu yards, not 35 cubic feet. Thanks, Charlie


35 cubic feet would be just under a ton. 35 cubic yards would be about 24 tons of coal.
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: AHS S130 Installation by MacCoon

PostBy: jmmazzy On: Mon Dec 22, 2008 4:55 pm

MacCoon, sounds like you have a pretty neat setup there. Post some pics. I also would like to know how you done the pressure drop test across the coal pot.
jmmazzy
 
Stove/Furnace Make: alternate heating system
Stove/Furnace Model: s-130

Re: AHS S130 Installation by MacCoon

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:35 pm

What they said.. We're all drooling for pics!

Just below the reply box, click "upload attachment", then "browse". Find your pic & then "Add the file". You can do several in a row.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: AHS S130 Installation by MacCoon

PostBy: MacCoon On: Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:44 pm

Okay this is going to be a multi post reply.

First a disclaimer. All the content I am providing is for reference only. I am in no way advocating the content I supply should be used by anyone. If your property is negatively effected by a change you make based on information from my experience then look inward and please don't tread on me.

I'll start with the ash auger. I have alot to mention but short on time tonight.
Wondering what that big rantangular hole in the base is? The fitting is off the barrel end so you can see the flighting.
Yes it's plastic. The ash is cool coming off the grate.
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I get my flighting from Haven Industries in Dexter MN look up "Grain Saver".
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Jeff's grate actuator motor is moved over about 3 inches to the right.
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The ash normally dumps into my utility trailer but we have too much snow now. I'll shovell it later.
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Can't wait to tell ya my bin loading story .... Lots more to come.
Brian
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MacCoon
 
Stove/Furnace Make: AHS
Stove/Furnace Model: S130

Re: AHS S130 Installation by MacCoon

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:55 pm

Waiting...For...The...Pictures... :D
CapeCoaler
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

Re: AHS S130 Installation by MacCoon

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:58 pm

is there gonna be a picture show in here tonite?? wow 2 screws too..... :D

oh yeah i signed that wavier thingy... :oops:
Poconoeagle
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: AHS S130 Installation by MacCoon

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:26 pm

Mini Series...Stay tuned!! :D
CapeCoaler
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

Re: AHS S130 Installation by MacCoon

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:42 pm

very cool so far ! keep-em coming . :)
Poconoeagle
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: AHS S130 Installation by MacCoon

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue Dec 23, 2008 4:41 am

No worries! Every post on here has the implied waiver of consent. :)

Very cool! You're smahter than some whole parades! (That's a compliment) I truly enjoy cleverness and home made devices.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

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