How Did You Get Your Coal Stove Into Your House???

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europachris
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Post Mon. Jan. 07, 2008 6:42 pm

av8r wrote:My LL Hearth is supposed to weigh 235 pounds. I stripped it down to the bare body and just carried it in the front door. Maybe weighed 150-180 pounds.
Good God, I think the stoker mechanism on my Keystoker weighs that much..... :shock: Fully assembled, my unit weighs easy 400#, and I'd guess closer to 500#.

However, a point Jerry makes very well, is that while a lighter stove may or may NOT last as long as a heavier stove, it will for sure be more responsive to changes in firing rate. My Keystoker takes a very long time to heat up and cool down in response to the thermostat, which makes stable control difficult without a lot of under/overshoots.


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mikeandgerry
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman-Anderson Anthratube 130-M
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Post Mon. Jan. 07, 2008 11:53 pm

I picked up my AA 130-m at the plant in Williamsport. The unit comes on a skid (not a pallet). They loaded it by forklift onto my Dodge Dakota (935lbs + two men on 1515lbs max payload load truck) while my buddy was sleeping in the cab. He woke up! Got home and left it on the truck overnight because it was late and I had insufficient help. In the morning I put down the tailgate and tried to put the tailgate support that I had pre-built under the tailgate ....doh...forgot to figure the effect of the load! Cut down the tailgate support to fit. Placed the ramps on the tailgate and bolted them down. drove a pin into the concrete floor of my garage at the rear. attached the chain and come-along. winched it down the ramps. Got very nervous because it was crooked coming down. Tried to use a pinch bar to get it on 1-1/4 pipes as it came down (the hard part was making it from that ramp inclination to level ground). I had to actually inch the vehicle forward to slide the ramps out from underneath the unit. We rolled it twenty feet on pipes to its home in my garage (now my boiler room) and used the pinch bar to remove the pipes. Voila. It took three men about forty five minutes.

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Post Tue. Jan. 08, 2008 6:13 am

Big healthy younger people with expert supervision and instruction by yours truly

stokin-railroad
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Post Wed. May. 21, 2008 11:24 pm

i payed the dealer an extra $250 delivered and burning when they left,great deal to me :idea:[
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Post Wed. May. 21, 2008 11:30 pm

dealer delivered for $250 additional charge.set up and fired when they left.550# kestoker koker not worth me breaking my back.delivery is the way to go!! :idea:

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Location: Malta N.Y.

Post Wed. May. 21, 2008 11:52 pm

I hired SCOTT"S EXPERT COAL BOILER INSTALLATION SERVICE at a reasonable price and he came in and set it up just as slick as could be. Just as good a job as I can do. Almost like he was reading my mind on how I wanted it setup. Uncanny, cheap too! :lol: :) Scott

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Post Thu. May. 22, 2008 8:23 am

stokerscot wrote:I hired SCOTT"S EXPERT COAL BOILER INSTALLATION SERVICE at a reasonable price and he came in and set it up just as slick as could be. Just as good a job as I can do. Almost like he was reading my mind on how I wanted it setup. Uncanny, cheap too! :lol: :) Scott
Does this wonderful "EXPERT" travel to other states to do similar activity? :)

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Post Thu. May. 22, 2008 1:17 pm

Sting,, probably, if you provide transportation, lodging, and night-time entertainment, and of course refreshments.. :lol: :lol: :D

Greg L


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Post Thu. May. 22, 2008 2:12 pm

I best not respond with promises my fingers may make but my body cannot cash! But there would be a good time to be had for all. :|

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Post Thu. May. 22, 2008 10:36 pm

My mag stoker had to come up 9 steps, turn 90 degrees, then another 3 to get it out of the previous owner's basement/ rec room. We removed everything that could be removed and taken up separately; doors came off, grates, motors, everything. We strapped the stove onto a modified handtruck (welded a platform for all 4 legs to sit squarely on) and 5 strong backs had the stove up and out and in my pickup in no time. The unloading went fairly easy, since the mag's new home was straight through my kitchen door.

Thank heaven for young family with strong backs, and for that beer they knew was waiting in the fridge! :beer:

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Post Thu. May. 22, 2008 11:02 pm

LsFarm wrote:Sting,, probably, if you provide transportation, lodging, and night-time entertainment, and of course refreshments.. :lol: :lol: :D

Greg L
Yeah,,, refreshments,,,, yeah :) :) Scott

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Post Sun. Jul. 20, 2008 11:25 pm

I picked up my K-6 from my dealer the other day,my buddy has a construction dump trailer, then we unloaded it with his backhoe forks. We then tied it to the bucket of his Kubota, lifted about 1' off the ground, we layed out 5/8" plywood on the lawn as a ramp to the hatchway, thanks for the help Manny(chabbo). I layed two pressure treated 2x8's on the steps and lowerd the boiler down on them, once in the basement we used a HD furniture dolly and wheeled it into place. From start to finish was a little over an hour, Mon. the plumber will start the install,hopefully by Wed. it will be up and running. It will be nice to be warm this winter and not have to use any oil :dancing:

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Post Wed. Sep. 24, 2008 5:35 pm

I took a Harman Mark II (400#)off the back of my pickup with a frontloader and some straps. I set it down in front of a sliding glass door at basement level and usd a handtruck to move it in to place. It took just a few min.
Putting the stove on the first floor woud have been a bear , first because I don't have the extensive language needed. Second all my friends would have been out of town. (no matter when I moved it)
plus
My son is at college.
My wife is a supervisor(nuf said)
My brothers do a deer in the headlight imitation whenever I ask them to help move somthing heavy.
My dog died last fall (It's just not the same without him under foot)
My mother (87) said she would help but I still needed someone to help me with my side.
My neighbor wanted to use rocket packs when I ask him to help move my piano.
So Yes, I think the decision to put the stove in the basement was the right one.

Stumbling forward is still moving forward.

Jotuler

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Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler
Location: West-Central Mass

Post Wed. Sep. 24, 2008 5:57 pm

Should have posted this months ago.......

but, here is the link to my new 530lb. :shock: stove getting down my rickety stairs: HOLY CRAP IT's DONE!!! and No One Got Killed or Maimed!!

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Post Wed. Sep. 24, 2008 11:11 pm

350 lb (so I am told) stove

I put it on a dolly, put a ratchet strap around it and tightened it down. I then went down 13 stairs into my basement with my girl in front of it pushing up as hard as she could :shock:


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