AHS Boiler Poll

How pleased are you with your AHS boiler?

Very Pleased
9
56%
Pleased
5
31%
Indifferent
0
No votes
Displeased
1
6%
Very Displeased
1
6%
 
Total votes : 16

AHS Boiler Poll

PostBy: PatrickAHS On: Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:10 pm

How satisfied are you with your AHS boiler?

Please leave boiler type, age, and why you voted the way you did.

Note: This poll is regarding the boiler itself, not AHS as a company. That will be a different poll.
PatrickAHS
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alternate Heating Systems LLC

Re: AHS Boiler Poll

PostBy: steamup On: Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:16 am

I voted for my Dad who has a e180 wood burner made from stainless. He has had that unit for 6 years now. He had a plain steel unit for 17 years before that and only replaced it to ensure reliability late into his retirement. Solid unit, great performer. He burns about 35 face cord a year heating his 3500 sq ft house.
steamup
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman-Anderson AA-130, Keystoker K-6
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: HS Tarm 502 Wood/Coal/Oil
Coal Size/Type: pea, buck, rice

Re: AHS Boiler Poll

PostBy: Yanche On: Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:56 am

I bought my AHS S-130 in May of 2004. I found the AHS company via an Internet search for coal boilers. I visited AHS with my wife prior to purchase to actually see what a "coal gun" was. Jeff the owner, gave us a tour and showed us the cut-away boiler. I have to admit I didn't really understand how it burn coal but could see it was well made. My second trip was to pickup my boiler. I self installed the boiler with no problems. It's a good product and I highly recommend it.
Yanche
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Alternate Heating Systems S-130
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea

Re: AHS Boiler Poll

PostBy: Freddy On: Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:05 pm

I voted for my friend. He's happy as a clam at high tide with his AHS130. More than once he has expressed to me how he's surprised at how little attention it takes to keep it running. Other than adding a bags of coal as needed and emptying the ashes every couple of days, he hasn't touched it since day one.
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 Boiler Poll

PostBy: Paulie On: Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:19 pm

Wrong thread
Paulie
 
Stove/Furnace Make: leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

Re: AHS Boiler Poll

PostBy: Pa papa On: Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:47 pm

A co-worker who had been burning anthracite for years in a hand fired stove sparked my interest the first year I dished out $2400 for fuel oil a few winters ago. He told me some day he wanted to install an anthracite boiler to heat the whole house and said it will be an AHS-130. No other choices.He gave me an endless amount of reasons why he thought it was the Cadillac of boilers.l I played 50 questions with him for months. Finally I convinced mom that we needed to go look at this AHS coal boiler, but C-O-A-L was a four letter word to my wife and she tried her best short of divorcing me to avoid the "go ahead". :mad: I think she just got tired of me bringing up the subject 24/7 that broke her down.
We made the 100 mile trip for a first look together and in the spring I was hauling a new AHS-130 up the road to Clarion. :D
I spent all summer plumbing her in and every time the wife look out at me, she just shut the door and shake her head.
Well let me tell you tonight it's -1 degree outside and 73 inside and we've got never ending hot water! She now preaches to EVERYONE. This house has never been so cozy as it is running this AHS-130. I'm not sure now who likes it more, me or her. It is even better than I expected actually. We both just love it.
Pa papa
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS-130
Coal Size/Type: Pea; anthracite
Other Heating: oil fired boiler; LP insert