Just a Big Boiler!!!

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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glenn harris
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Post Sat. Jan. 12, 2013 7:47 pm

Does anybody know anything about this boiler?
It's really big!!
Gas and oil fired.
New gaskets.
10 sections.
Is it worth anything or should I just scrap it?
Would the bottom be open that I could put it on a base and put a 2.6 mill BTU Fire Jet under it and heat a small town?

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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker A 150
Coal Size/Type: anthracite rice
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Stove/Furnace Model: A 150 warm air furnace
Location: central new york (syracuse area)

Post Sat. Jan. 12, 2013 7:55 pm

...you need to get ahold of steelhead1 !
...his coal fires would be perfect for that thing !!! :D
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Lightning
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Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Awesome Size
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Post Sat. Jan. 12, 2013 7:56 pm

What can you possibly do with that? Heat a school? :lol:

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LsFarm
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
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Post Sat. Jan. 12, 2013 8:33 pm

Take it apart and remove half the sections, make it half size, then put a base and stoker under it. :D

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Post Sat. Jan. 12, 2013 10:40 pm

Greg is absolutely correct. No BIG deal, make it a smaller deal! Still plenty of options. What is the number you need to make it go away, Glenn?
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman-Anderson AA-130, Keystoker K-6
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Coal Size/Type: pea, buck, rice
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Post Mon. Jan. 14, 2013 9:55 am

Be careful with than bad boy--

You just cannot remove sections randomly. You have to keep them in a certain order. Research the installation instructions for the model number of the boiler.

Second, this boiler appears it was made for only Push button fuels. Ash removal could be a problem. A stoker with automatic ash removal might help.

Third. - Be very very careful with your health. Weil-Mclain used Asbestos rope for the gaskets between sections as late as the 1970's. We end up having to test these and get into abatement projects with some of the old boiler removals.
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Post Mon. Jan. 14, 2013 1:13 pm

That's a wetbase boiler, the unit must be fired thru the burner plate.
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Post Mon. Jan. 14, 2013 1:19 pm

Just walk away - don't look back
When you turn your boiler on -Does it return the favor?
I have finally lost my mind. Don't bother to return it. It wasn't working properly anyway!

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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Stokermatic coal furnace
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Coal Size/Type: Soft coal: Lump and stoker (slack coal)
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Post Mon. Jan. 14, 2013 1:23 pm

Would the burner be worth anything?
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