New Anthra- King AK180 Furnace

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Post Thu. Aug. 07, 2014 3:34 pm

I didn't see what did it and it was broad daylight. I'm guessing Pumpkin was an attempted coyote snack and I do hear them around at night. He was a bruiser and got away but the vet worried about rabies and brain damage from the wounds so we put him down. Spunky little thing - I loved him.

I asked Dave for his advice on a solid little varmit gun and he suggested.



I just don't think it will be very accurate but OK Dave if you say so. I have one on order.


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Post Thu. Aug. 07, 2014 4:29 pm

Did you use adhesive between the cap and flue tile? I saw the caulking gun in the picture but couldn't tell what was in it.

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Post Thu. Aug. 07, 2014 5:38 pm

Yes Rob adhesive. It was tested on the wheels of a BBQ in Chazy NY in winter. The BBQ only made it to Burlington VT so that stuff was judged as a superior adhesive.

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Post Thu. Aug. 07, 2014 6:13 pm

Skunks will deter coyotes from your property,as will donkeys & llamas .

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Post Thu. Aug. 07, 2014 6:17 pm

I've seen a video of a Jack Ass killing a mountain lion. I'm not kidding! :o

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Post Thu. Aug. 07, 2014 7:46 pm

coalnewbie wrote:Yes Rob adhesive. It was tested on the wheels of a BBQ in Chazy NY in winter. The BBQ only made it to Burlington VT so that stuff was judged as a superior adhesive.
:lol:

Must be good stuff. I need to use some sort of adhesive if I ever want to put my chimney caps back on. They blew off and cleared the entire house before landing on the lawn.

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Post Thu. Aug. 07, 2014 7:57 pm

coalnewbie wrote:I didn't see what did it and it was broad daylight. I'm guessing Pumpkin was an attempted coyote snack and I do hear them around at night. He was a bruiser and got away but the vet worried about rabies and brain damage from the wounds so we put him down. Spunky little thing - I loved him.

I asked Dave for his advice on a solid little varmit gun and he suggested.



I just don't think it will be very accurate but OK Dave if you say so. I have one on order.
I heard they use tears of liberals for coolant when rifling the barrel. :)

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Post Thu. Aug. 14, 2014 7:58 am

... and so the last of this thread.... the sale of the old stove AK110.
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Bye old friend
Look for JTS cycles coming as a new member..... and so the family expands :D

Quality always sells.


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Post Thu. Nov. 06, 2014 8:57 am

The pipes at the top of the stove remained very clean. However, attention needs to be paid to ash build up at the breach. Remember I advocated increasing the pipe diameter to compensate for this and I still think that is a good idea. So one grate use only and very early in the season very low settings only. This needs attention as we descend into the nasty stuff. Photos are the best I could do. I had a AK110 and the same issue as here. No big deal but to me this is the number one maintenance item. So today, is stove shut down day as we clean and bring up both grates for the first time.

Taken through the loading door
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Taken as the end of the 8" clean out pipe.
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So remember LL says I need 7" but the early sections of my flu are 8". So if I need 7" (the AK 220 needs 8") go for 8" and clean it out and keep it clean. See photos above - taking the end off the T is easy and I will do that every Sunday morning as winter takes a grip (I need regimentation). So with the AK220 I would run in 10" for a few sections. This is the stoves Achilles Heel as you would suspect as you look the design. I think LL offers some sort of clean out box, make sure your installer does something like this to catch the fly ash.

Other than that I am a super happy camper but I reserve judgement, the stove has not really worked for a iiving yet. I will add to this in February as down the rabbit hole we go.
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Post Thu. Nov. 06, 2014 9:28 am

:!: Perhaps when you run both stokers hard there will be enough flue gas velocity to carry the fly ash to the chimney. Regardless, it is important to check it often. Nice info.

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Post Fri. Nov. 07, 2014 9:19 am

Fly ash accumulation in a solid fuel unit . Say it ain't so. :D That is a area of maintenance for all bottom vent units.

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Post Fri. Nov. 07, 2014 9:42 am

Fly ash accumulation in a solid fuel unit . Say it ain't so. :D That is a area of maintenance for all bottom vent units.
I think we are a tad defensive this morning. This review is for potential new owners and what is obvious to the coal illuminati may not be so obvious to the new guys.

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Post Fri. Nov. 07, 2014 9:52 am

Flyer5 wrote:Fly ash accumulation in a solid fuel unit . Say it ain't so. :D That is a area of maintenance for all bottom vent units.
Yep...and every install is different. I have to clean the first 90 off my EFM about 3x per year, while my dad only has to clean his once per year. Same stoker, same coal, same settings. My theory is that his chimney draft is better and carries everything up and out.
coalnewbie wrote:This review is for potential new owners and what is obvious to the coal illuminati may not be so obvious to the new guys.


Good idea.

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Post Fri. Nov. 07, 2014 11:25 am

I do the same as Simon when writing a post. My comments are written not just for us coal fanatics but inexperienced readers as well.

Manufacturers looking to increase market share and gain a larger audience may need to (should) make the equipment more user-friendly.

Here are some ideas/suggestions:

1). Door gaskets that last longer and less likely to fall off. (Make gaskets obsolete by making doors with double rims).

2). Extension flange on exhaust with cleanout port.

3). Cleanout port located at front of airbox. (Harman does this?).

4). New and improved Coaltrol. Easier programming etc. (See Coaltrol threads for more info).

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Post Mon. Nov. 10, 2014 2:47 pm

coalnewbie wrote:
Fly ash accumulation in a solid fuel unit . Say it ain't so. :D That is a area of maintenance for all bottom vent units.
I think we are a tad defensive this morning. This review is for potential new owners and what is obvious to the coal illuminati may not be so obvious to the new guys.
Just messin with ya Simon. I need a sarcastic font. :)


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