Axeman Anderson 1959 130M

 
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Lightning
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Coal Size/Type: Pea Size - Anthracite

Post by Lightning » Tue. Mar. 23, 2021 8:27 am

Thats very cool... but with our coal boilers it makes more sense to me to decrease the differential during low heat loads to help the health of the fire and possibly get more complete coal combustion. What's your thoughts?

 
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959Axeman Anderson130M, 1991Axeman Anderson130M, BairMatic BMC-500/Van Wert VA400 Stoker, Wert VA-600
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Harman SF3500 reduced down to 3 grates connected to its own plenum
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Pea, Chestnut and whatever will fit through the door on the Harman
Other Heating: Noth'in but COAL! Well, Maybe a little tiny bit of wood

Post by StokerDon » Sun. Mar. 28, 2021 7:26 pm

Mostly warm this week, highs in the 50's and 60's, lows in the 40's.
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Over the past 7 days;
Fan reading, 737.6 - 698.2 = 39.4 hours of fan run time, 5.63 hours per day.
Ash reading, 425.7 - 406.0 = 19.7 hours of ashing, 2.81 hours per day.
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34 pounds of ash. Starting to look a bit rocky in this warmer weather.
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Ash is probably closer to 15% this week.
12% = 283.33 pounds, 40.49 pounds per day. 7.19 pounds per fan hour.
15% = 226.66 pounds, 32.39 pounds per day. 5.75 pounds per fan hour.
18% = 188.88 pounds, 26.99 pounds per day. 4.79 pounds per fan hour.

The Gofer is still at work. Almost down to the auger.
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I use coal as my "Winter weight" in the back of my truck. I pulled the 10 bags of Blashchak out of the truck and put it in the bin.
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That coal is pretty wet. I hope the Gofer doesn't get indigestion from it! :lol:

Current settings,

Fan RPM = 1293.75 RPM (Stock is 2875 RPM)
Ashing = 2.0 Teeth
Auger speed = 4.31 RPM (Stock is 8.05 RPM)
Grate cycles per hour = 10.35
Pounds per hour = About 6 pounds per fan run time hour
Aquastat = 160*F (Inkbird), ON/OFF, Hysteresis = 5*
Anthrastat = 125*F (Inkbird), Hysteresis = 0.5*
Low flue temperature cut off = 160*F, Hysteresis = 0.1*

-Don

 
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959Axeman Anderson130M, 1991Axeman Anderson130M, BairMatic BMC-500/Van Wert VA400 Stoker, Wert VA-600
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Harman SF3500 reduced down to 3 grates connected to its own plenum
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Pea, Chestnut and whatever will fit through the door on the Harman
Other Heating: Noth'in but COAL! Well, Maybe a little tiny bit of wood

Post by StokerDon » Sun. Apr. 04, 2021 7:20 pm

Happy Easter!

It's been mostly on the cold side this week. Today and the week to come it will be on the warm side, 60's every day in the forecast.
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Over the past 7 days;
Fan reading, 792.4 - 737.6 = 54.8 hours of fan run time, 7.83 hours per day.
Ash reading, 448.2 - 425.7 = 22.5 hours of ashing, 3.21 hours per day.
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37 pounds of ash, about 12%.
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Ash is probably closer to 12% this week.
12% = 308.33 pounds, 44.05 pounds per day. 5.63 pounds per fan hour.
15% = 246.66 pounds, 35.24 pounds per day. 4.50 pounds per fan hour.
18% = 205.55 pounds, 29.36 pounds per day. 3.75 pounds per fan hour.

The Gofer is still hard at work.
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Current settings,

Fan RPM = 1293.75 RPM (Stock is 2875 RPM)
Ashing = 2.0 Teeth
Auger speed = 4.31 RPM (Stock is 8.05 RPM)
Grate cycles per hour = 10.35
Pounds per hour = About 6 pounds per fan run time hour
Aquastat = 160*F (Inkbird), ON/OFF, Hysteresis = 5*
Anthrastat = 125*F (Inkbird), Hysteresis = 0.5*
Low flue temperature cut off = 160*F, Hysteresis = 0.1*

-Don

 
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Location: PA, Southern York County!
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959Axeman Anderson130M, 1991Axeman Anderson130M, BairMatic BMC-500/Van Wert VA400 Stoker, Wert VA-600
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Harman SF3500 reduced down to 3 grates connected to its own plenum
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Pea, Chestnut and whatever will fit through the door on the Harman
Other Heating: Noth'in but COAL! Well, Maybe a little tiny bit of wood

Post by StokerDon » Sun. Apr. 11, 2021 5:35 pm

Mostly highs in the 70's with a couple 60's this week. These are the temps that are a little tricky for the Axeman. So far, no problems.
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Over the past 7 days;
Fan reading, 828.6 - 792.4 = 36.2 hours of fan run time, 5.17 hours per day.
Ash reading, 467.1 - 448.2 = 18.9 hours of ashing, 2.70 hours per day.
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33 pounds of ash. Ash still looks pretty good, between 12 and 15%.
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Ash is probably closer to 12% this week.
12% = 275.00 pounds, 39.29 pounds per day. 7.60 pounds per fan hour.
15% = 220.00 pounds, 31.43 pounds per day. 6.01 pounds per fan hour.
18% = 183.33 pounds, 26.19 pounds per day. 5.06 pounds per fan hour.

The Gofer has eaten down to the auger. Time to move some coal over.
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Current settings,

Fan RPM = 1293.75 RPM (Stock is 2875 RPM)
Ashing = 2.0 Teeth
Auger speed = 4.31 RPM (Stock is 8.05 RPM)
Grate cycles per hour = 10.35
Pounds per hour = About 6 pounds per fan run time hour
Aquastat = 160*F (Inkbird), ON/OFF, Hysteresis = 5*
Anthrastat = 125*F (Inkbird), Hysteresis = 0.5*
Low flue temperature cut off = 160*F, Hysteresis = 0.1*

-Don


 
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Location: PA, Southern York County!
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959Axeman Anderson130M, 1991Axeman Anderson130M, BairMatic BMC-500/Van Wert VA400 Stoker, Wert VA-600
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Harman SF3500 reduced down to 3 grates connected to its own plenum
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Pea, Chestnut and whatever will fit through the door on the Harman
Other Heating: Noth'in but COAL! Well, Maybe a little tiny bit of wood

Post by StokerDon » Sun. Apr. 18, 2021 7:53 pm

Rainy, cool-ish week. Highs in the 50's and 60's.
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Over the past 7 days;
Fan reading, 870.3 - 828.6 = 41.7 hours of fan run time, 5.96 hours per day.
Ash reading, 487.7 - 467.1 = 20.6 hours of ashing, 2.94 hours per day.
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33 pounds of ash. Lots of clinkers this week.
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Ash is between 12% and 15% this week.
12% = 275.00 pounds, 39.29 pounds per day. 6.59 pounds per fan hour.
15% = 220.00 pounds, 31.43 pounds per day. 5.28 pounds per fan hour.
18% = 183.33 pounds, 26.19 pounds per day. 4.40 pounds per fan hour.

The Gofer has eaten down to the auger, again. Sometime this week I will probably put the barrel in.
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Current settings,

Fan RPM = 1293.75 RPM (Stock is 2875 RPM)
Ashing = 2.0 Teeth
Auger speed = 4.31 RPM (Stock is 8.05 RPM)
Grate cycles per hour = 10.35
Pounds per hour = About 6 pounds per fan run time hour
Aquastat = 160*F (Inkbird), ON/OFF, Hysteresis = 5*
Anthrastat = 125*F (Inkbird), Hysteresis = 0.5*
Low flue temperature cut off = 160*F, Hysteresis = 0.1*

-Don

 
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959Axeman Anderson130M, 1991Axeman Anderson130M, BairMatic BMC-500/Van Wert VA400 Stoker, Wert VA-600
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Harman SF3500 reduced down to 3 grates connected to its own plenum
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Pea, Chestnut and whatever will fit through the door on the Harman
Other Heating: Noth'in but COAL! Well, Maybe a little tiny bit of wood

Post by StokerDon » Sun. Apr. 25, 2021 6:34 pm

Highs in the 50's and 60's again this week.
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I guess some people don't like my home made labels on the control box. :lol:
Member nepacoal sent me some nice new lables.
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Thank you very much N! :yes:

Over the past 7 days;
Fan reading, 910.9 - 870.3 = 40.6 hours of fan run time, 5.80 hours per day.
Ash reading, 508.5 - 487.7 = 20.8 hours of ashing, 2.97 hours per day.
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33 pounds of pretty good looking ash. Between 12% and 15% again.
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Ash is between 12% and 15% this week.
12% = 275.00 pounds, 39.29 pounds per day. 6.77 pounds per fan hour.
15% = 220.00 pounds, 31.43 pounds per day. 5.42 pounds per fan hour.
18% = 183.33 pounds, 26.19 pounds per day. 4.52 pounds per fan hour.

Today it was time to through in the barrel!
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Current settings,

Fan RPM = 1293.75 RPM (Stock is 2875 RPM)
Ashing = 2.0 Teeth
Auger speed = 4.31 RPM (Stock is 8.05 RPM)
Grate cycles per hour = 10.35
Pounds per hour = About 6 pounds per fan run time hour
Aquastat = 160*F (Inkbird), ON/OFF, Hysteresis = 5*
Anthrastat = 125*F (Inkbird), Hysteresis = 0.5*
Low flue temperature cut off = 160*F, Hysteresis = 0.1*

-Don

 
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Location: PA, Southern York County!
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959Axeman Anderson130M, 1991Axeman Anderson130M, BairMatic BMC-500/Van Wert VA400 Stoker, Wert VA-600
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Harman SF3500 reduced down to 3 grates connected to its own plenum
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Pea, Chestnut and whatever will fit through the door on the Harman
Other Heating: Noth'in but COAL! Well, Maybe a little tiny bit of wood

Post by StokerDon » Sun. May. 02, 2021 7:55 pm

Well Spring has Sprung and this week Air Conditioning season has officially begun. :no1:

We are well into mowing season but the old John Deere F915 has a problem. The PTO bracket on the engine broke so that needs fixing before we can mow anything.
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This is the piece that broke off. I will see if I can get a new one but I'm not holding my breath. The machine is over 25 years old so we will probably have to fix this one.
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Fired up the snow blower and ran it out of gas. Then put it away until Winter.
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On to the Axeman.

Last Sunday when I put the barrel in, I didn't get the hole in the bottom lined up correctly. When I came home from work on Monday, the fire was almost out! :o
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The fan just kept running for hours and hours. The auger shut off on the "Low Stack Temp" limit. :yes:
I managed to recover the fire but our fan hour readings and consumption calculations would be very skewed, so we won't bother with them this week.

New, corrected labels. Thanks again N! :D
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Over the past 7 days;
Fan reading, 956.5 - 910.9 = 45.6 hours of fan run time, 6.51 hours per day.
Ash reading, 530.9 - 508.5 = 22.4 hours of ashing, 3.20 hours per day.
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37 pounds of rocky with some coal in it ash.
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Ash is completely off track this week.
12% = XXX.00 pounds, XX.XX pounds per day. X.XX pounds per fan hour.
15% = XXX.00 pounds, XX.XX pounds per day. X.XX pounds per fan hour.
18% = XXX.00 pounds, XX.XX pounds per day. X.XX pounds per fan hour.
We used a little more that half a barrel this week.
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Filled it up again. Ready for another week!
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Current settings,

Fan RPM = 1293.75 RPM (Stock is 2875 RPM)
Ashing = 2.0 Teeth
Auger speed = 4.31 RPM (Stock is 8.05 RPM)
Grate cycles per hour = 10.35
Pounds per hour = About X pounds per fan run time hour
Aquastat = 160*F (Inkbird), ON/OFF, Hysteresis = 5*
Anthrastat = 125*F (Inkbird), Hysteresis = 0.5*
Low flue temperature cut off = 160*F, Hysteresis = 0.1*

-Don

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