Monster Boilers & Beer Anyone?

A Coal stoker furnace or stove controls most operations including automatically feeding the coal. They are quite similar to any conventional oil and gas units and easily operated for extended periods of time. They commonly use rice coal but may use larger sizes like buckwheat. They can be used as primary heat, supplementary heat or have a dual set up with your existing oil/gas furnace.
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MATTHEW D.
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Stove/Furnace Make: AXEMAN-ANDERSON & EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 & 900 x 2
Location: Pottsville, Pa.

Post Wed. Nov. 30, 2011 7:42 pm

Anyone interested in seeing some Monster Coal Boilers fired up? Coalfire ,Tsb and myself are getting together some Fri in January for a Monster Coalfired Boiler tour and a few brews at a local tavern. Anyone interested is welcome to join in on the fun :cheers: Contact me if interested. I'll get back on an exact date.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Binford 2000
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Pioneer top vent
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Saey Hanover II
Baseburners & Antiques: Grander Golden Oak , Glenwood # 6
Coal Size/Type: All of them
Location: Douglassville, Pa

Post Wed. Nov. 30, 2011 8:37 pm

By January I'll be ready for a day off. Hope we can get at least a few people interested.
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SMITTY
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - (custom built by Jim Dorsey, Taunton MA - RIP 4/18/13)
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (SOLD!)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler
Location: West-Central Mass

Post Wed. Nov. 30, 2011 8:47 pm

Beer! :woot: :mrgreen:

5 hour drive. :cry2: :no1:
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Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace
Location: Harrisburg, PA

Post Wed. Nov. 30, 2011 9:00 pm

Where will this outing take place? Sounds like fun!
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hophead
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Location: Sch County

Post Wed. Nov. 30, 2011 9:11 pm

Looks like one I used to service. It had auto ash removal and hopper feed. The hopper feed worked off a quite sensitive pressure switch. Sure took a long time to service that baby.

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MATTHEW D.
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Post Thu. Dec. 01, 2011 6:58 am

Carbon12 wrote:Where will this outing take place? Sounds like fun!
It will take place in Pottsville Pa 17901 and surrounding areas in Schuylkill County.

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MATTHEW D.
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Post Thu. Dec. 01, 2011 7:18 am

hophead wrote:Looks like one I used to service. It had auto ash removal and hopper feed. The hopper feed worked off a quite sensitive pressure switch. Sure took a long time to service that baby.
That's the one in the Court House. You should join us for the day. May be you can tell us a thing or two?

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Stove/Furnace Model: S.S. 2/ 144.08.02/ Mag Stoker
Location: Harleysville, Pa.

Post Thu. Dec. 01, 2011 4:54 pm

I sure have interest in this outing, just not sure if it would work out for me work wise... I would say count me as "tentative" if that works?
Adam in S.E. Pa.

Burnin' rice X twice= twice as nice!!!
Alaska= Modified Stoker Stove 2 (garage downstairs)
Harman= Mag Stoker (living space upstairs)

Lets Talk ROCKS!!!


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Stove/Furnace Model: Model 82
Location: South Central, Alaska

Post Thu. Dec. 01, 2011 5:26 pm

podcast?

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009to090
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice
Location: Warrenton, NC

Post Thu. Dec. 01, 2011 7:01 pm

Beer! :woot: :mrgreen:

9 hour drive. :cry2: :no1:

Oooops, I think Smitty said that already....

Is that asbestos-insulated piping?
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Post Thu. Dec. 01, 2011 7:07 pm

murphyslaw wrote:podcast?
It's only a 4000 mile drive. If you leave now you'll make it in time :lol:

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Coal Size/Type: anthracite/rice coal
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Post Thu. Dec. 01, 2011 7:09 pm

009to090 wrote:Beer! :woot: :mrgreen:

9 hour drive. :cry2: :no1:

Oooops, I think Smitty said that already....

Is that asbestos-insulated piping?
Probably. But see how it looks shiney? It's been encapsulated.
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Burning rice coal in a 1981 EFM DF520, nut coal in a hand fired Jotul 507.

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Post Wed. Dec. 14, 2011 2:14 pm

SMITTY wrote:Beer! :woot: :mrgreen:

5 hour drive. :cry2: :no1:
I'm with ya Smitty. Driving thu NY, NJ.. ugh.

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MATTHEW D.
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Post Wed. Dec. 14, 2011 8:49 pm

Still working on a date. Hoping to add this to the tour. It burns over 8 ton a day!!!!! :o Be back with more info for the tour.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ & V-Wert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks,Itasca 415,Jensen, NYer 130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska, EFM, Keystoker, Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska, Keystoker-2,Leisure Line
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska, Gibraltar, Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Ford, Jensen, NYer, Van Wert,
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwoods
Coal Size/Type: Barley, Buck, Rice ,Nut, Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB
Location: Central NH, Concord area

Post Wed. Dec. 14, 2011 10:02 pm

Smitty, I'll pick you up and the only penalty will be a 5 hr ride...8 for me. You need to get out of 'Dodge', and we can make the rounds in NEPA. I like 84 to 81, and stay off the coastal route. Peaceful, and NO stress!!!

8 tons a day......sounds like job security for life to me. Matt, isn't there talk of a certain local brewery expanding to our area also? Can we get into the power plants for a "look=see"?
We need 'short bus' to fly down, and then we can have a 'short bus' to ride in, driven by a fellow member called "Short Bus". A guy 'formerly known as Stoker Scott' would probably love to get in on this trip,
if he doesn't have commitments in Bellows Falls VT. :idea: :shock: :?: :!:
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