Coal boiler value

Coal boiler value

PostBy: stelradCoal On: Fri Dec 28, 2012 2:01 pm

I'm trying to determine what to do with my Stelrad Coal boiler. I replaced it a few years ago with a coal-o-matic auger feed boiler and no longer use it.

Here are the issues.
1. It has a crack in the water jacket, which I described on this forum some time ago. I understand it can be welded but I am not sure what the cost of that might be.
2. Its in my basement so in order for it to go out it needs to go up a flight of stairs and over.

I would like to sell it, but have no real idea of a value either broken or repaired. Its a 120k btu unit and similar units on ebay seem to be going around 1500 for working used ones?

I have a few options in mind, would love any suggestions or reasons why they may be better or worse.

One is to haul the boiler out of the basement intact. I'm guessing it weighs in around 1/2 ton and would be a pain to get up out of the basement like this.

Another is to take it apart and bring the cast iron sections up one at a time making the transport easier.

A third is to sell it as is buyer removes - let the buyer decide how to get it out.

Also, I could chose to have it repaired, with the options being in place or take it to a welder.

RIght now I am not sure what i want to do, but am leaning towards: taking it apart, having the cracked section(s) repaired, selling it.

Any advice would be appreciated.
Jay
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Stove/Furnace Make: Stelrad 120k, Coal-o-Matic
Stove/Furnace Model: Glenwood Duplex Kitchen Range

Re: Coal boiler value

PostBy: KLook On: Fri Dec 28, 2012 2:09 pm

Sell in in place, the buyer removes, with your supervision of course. The crack can be welded, the section can be removed and replaced. Maybe that one is more difficult but I bet someone has it or it can be bought in the UK. I went back and looked at the picture in the old thread. It is very similar to the French Chappee. I bet if burns just as well with the right Anthracite. Does not sound like you need to make a killing on it so price it to move.

Kevin
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Harman VF 3000
Coal Size/Type: rice, bagged, Blaschak
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Stove/Furnace Model: VF 3000

Re: Coal boiler value

PostBy: Sting On: Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:19 pm

this sound like to sort of thing I get PAID TO REMOVE! Image
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Re: Coal boiler value

PostBy: stelradCoal On: Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:52 pm

thanks klook - I may post it at a relatively low price for someone to remove while i decide what to do. If I can get someone to pay and remove it that would be good.

sting - yeah I am sure there are plenty of folks who would just pay to have this removed, not me though. Ill haul it up in pieces and take it to the scrappers if I have to.

I think if I advertise it locally as a wood / coal boiler I may get some interest. Locally I think there is a bigger market for wood boilers than coal
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Stove/Furnace Make: Stelrad 120k, Coal-o-Matic
Stove/Furnace Model: Glenwood Duplex Kitchen Range

Re: Coal boiler value

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:43 am

You could post a picture here to let us see it before it goes for scrap :)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x3, 700 Van Wert 800
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Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck

Re: Coal boiler value

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:23 am

Cast scrap price is 210/ton here.....plus hernia operation, torn achilles, crushed vertebrae, fingers sown back on.......and the SOAB is not repairable......PRICELESS!!! .........I get my wood for free!!!!!! RIGHT!!!!!
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck,Pea,Nut&Stove
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Re: Coal boiler value

PostBy: stelradCoal On: Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:43 am

scottscold - there are some pictures on here somewhere, Ill do a search and link them in after. It looks a lot like a tarm boiler.

would there be any interest in this boiler at 500 dollars? Is there a place to advertise this in the forums? make me an offer?
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Stove/Furnace Make: Stelrad 120k, Coal-o-Matic
Stove/Furnace Model: Glenwood Duplex Kitchen Range

Re: Coal boiler value

PostBy: Dennis On: Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:58 am

stelradCoal wrote:Is there a place to advertise this in the forums? make me an offer?

Furnaces, HVAC, Plumbing Supplies-4Sale
Advertize as broken/craked with some pics.
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size

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