Woohoo!!! My Coal Gun Has Arrived!!!

Stoker Coal Boilers automatically feed the coal and have controls and pumps just like any conventions boiler. They are intended to be used as a primary heat and often have domestic hot water coils as an added bonus. They can be set up independently or in dual sytem with your existing oil/gas boiler. They can accommodate both hot water base board or steam plumbing.
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lsayre
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)
Location: N/E Ohio, between Medina and Wadsworth

Post Wed. Feb. 16, 2011 6:11 pm

It's here, and its sitting in the garage. She's still under wraps, but here's a quick snapshot of my summer project. Not quite as exciting as welcoming a new son or daughter into the world, but close!!!
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-Larry

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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Lil' Heater.
Other Heating: Oil Furnace and Kerosene Heaters.
Location: Connecticut

Post Wed. Feb. 16, 2011 6:47 pm

I must admit that I'm jealous!

You really did buy a great boiler and with proper care it should last 100 years.
Mark

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Post Wed. Feb. 16, 2011 6:54 pm

Soon the fun begins

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When you turn your boiler on -Does it return the favor?
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Stove/Furnace Make: axeman anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 anthratube

Post Wed. Feb. 16, 2011 9:01 pm

lsayre wrote: my summer project.
:D congrads. Can you wait till summer ???

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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)
Location: N/E Ohio, between Medina and Wadsworth

Post Wed. Feb. 16, 2011 9:04 pm

I'll be starting on it as soon as the heating season is pretty much confirmed to be over. Late April perhaps?

I'm wondering if I should unwrap it soon and let it breath so it doesn't run the risk of collecting moisture while sitting around in the garage for a few months while tucked up under all that plastic wrap. What is the advice of the group regarding this?
-Larry

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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. Feb. 16, 2011 9:09 pm

Lucky Dawg!! Why wait....go for it......and then we can talk about the NEXT big step: an AUGER feed from above.
Rest easy, most folks haven't figured out that oil is NOT going to go down, and Propane prices are like a Hot Air Balloon tethered to you wallet.......and trust me on this one, you don't and won't have enough "Ballast" to maintain control of that fuel! Ordered the delivery of the first TT load? :?: :idea: ;) :roll:
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Post Wed. Feb. 16, 2011 9:11 pm

AA130FIREMAN wrote::D congrads. Can you wait till summer ???
This. That is a nice boiler. I too am very jealous. :D

BTW,

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lsayre
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW)
Location: N/E Ohio, between Medina and Wadsworth

Post Wed. Feb. 16, 2011 9:13 pm

As plans sit now it looks like directly above it will be the master bedroom of the house. That might make it a bit tough to have a coal bin drop in the coal from above (though I've thought of the idea).
-Larry

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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. Feb. 16, 2011 9:28 pm

Not up that high vertically, just over the hopper to a remote bin beside the boiler............... someplace convenient. The Master is safe.....don't want the partner 'freaking out' thinking an auger will be beside the bed!!! :shock: :shock: :oops: :roll: :lol:
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Post Wed. Feb. 16, 2011 9:38 pm

lsayre wrote: have a coal bin drop in the coal from above (though I've thought of the idea).
Planning the layout will make things easier for years to come. Do you have a window near by ? The flow sack on a skid with a pallet jack is a good itea , or you could use a coffee table to move the coal around (I'm keeping my table) :lol: I didn't have a window where I needed it, so I cemented a 10" pvc pipe threw my block foundation to my bin. It's great not having to shovel coal (once it's in the bin :x )
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea
Location: Guilford, Connecticut

Post Wed. Feb. 16, 2011 9:50 pm

lsayre wrote:I'll be starting on it as soon as the heating season is pretty much confirmed to be over. Late April perhaps?

I'm wondering if I should unwrap it soon and let it breath so it doesn't run the risk of collecting moisture while sitting around in the garage for a few months while tucked up under all that plastic wrap. What is the advice of the group regarding this?
I'd leave the wrap. You won't have to dust it once you pull it off. Also, it will save a lot of little "blemishes" that might occur during its transition from being a house guest to house heater.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined
Location: Orrington, Maine

Post Wed. Feb. 16, 2011 9:54 pm

You're going to love it! My buddy has one. He used to add one bag a day or 5 bags on Saturday, but discovered that it likes one bag a day better. He used to get the occasional "boom", but since he went to one bag a day, no booms. Odd, but true! It is a wonderful machine..... light it, add a bag a day & once in a while there won't be room for a bag, empty ashes as needed. One match a year, or one match forever, your choice. You've done a good thing!
Orrington, Maine
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent
Location: Wynantskill NY, 10 miles from Albany

Post Wed. Feb. 16, 2011 10:38 pm

It is like getting a "new girlfrirend" without all the trouble. If your bride is on board as was mine with my new Keystoker 90 you are all set. Just show it off :!: :!: ENJOY THE HEAT :P

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman-Anderson Anthratube 130-M
Location: North Norwich, NY

Post Wed. Feb. 16, 2011 10:39 pm

Sweet. You are gonna love it.

I have a friend who has that model. He loves it. It heats his house and his two bay garage.
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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 Wed. Feb. 16, 2011 10:44 pm

Nice! Congrats! Have fun this summer. Good project :up:
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