Is It Running at Its Best (AA130)

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BigFoot
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130
Coal Size/Type: PEA
Stove/Furnace Make: Axeman Anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: AA130
Location: 102 Marchak Lane Greenfield PA

Post Fri. Dec. 28, 2012 10:42 am

How do you know when you have your stove (AA130) dieled in ,tempt at180/185 seams to be ashing ok not much coal in the ash
but I do have some big lumps of ash mixed with ash dust ,had to replace bearing on ashing arm looks like its working fine ,now getting about 1/3 bucket of ash a night ,house is warm ,just asking ? :)

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whistlenut
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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 Fri. Dec. 28, 2012 10:50 am

Sounds fine...give it a week or two. DON'T play with it, AA's are a solitary type...look, don't touch!!! RECORD ANY ADJUSTMENTS..day, date, time...please. DO NOT let the GD friends and neighbors play with the settings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Read more on the forum about AA's. Call or email a fellow coal burner with questions! DO NOT START 25 posts a day in some twisted way of pissing off the Good Humor Man!!!!!! :) :roll: :idea: :shock: :!:

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titleist1
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite
Location: Cecil County, MD

Post Fri. Dec. 28, 2012 11:17 am

Welcome to the forum!!

Read through some of the other AA posts to see about how much coal people are burning per day on different sqft houses. Each is of course different due to many variables, but it will at least get you an idea as to the ballpark you should be in. Track your amounts over a week or two and see how you compare. There is no rush to adjust these things. One change then let it settle for a few days to see the effect gets best results.

Don't worry about posting questions, I haven't seen anyone left hanging for a answer yet.

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BigFoot
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130
Coal Size/Type: PEA
Stove/Furnace Make: Axeman Anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: AA130
Location: 102 Marchak Lane Greenfield PA

Post Sat. Dec. 29, 2012 9:33 am

Thanks love this stove, my house has never been this warm ,love looking out the windiw at the snow knowing I have a Bin full of coal and wont need anything more till march or may let it snow :D this spring I'm going to add heat to my garage ,will heat two with one fire love it!!!

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
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Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland
Location: Michigan

Post Sat. Dec. 29, 2012 1:14 pm

AA Boilers don't have much to adjust. Like Whistlenut said, don't mess with it!!
The big hunks of fused ash are pretty normal with AA boilers. They are called clinkers. My AA260 makes a phonebook sized clinker sometimes.
AA boilers like to work hard, so enjoy having a real workhorse making heat for you.

Greg L

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