How/When Do You Adjust Ashing Temp On a AHS 130

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.
User avatar
lsayre
Member
Posts: 12184
Joined: Wed. Nov. 23, 2005 9:17 pm
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 Fri. Jan. 24, 2014 5:50 pm

plumberman wrote:smaller update, chimney still making noise off of stove, due to where ashing plate stopped I could see the funnel plugged up. so I cut the end off of a boiler brush and poked out the tip of the cone with the twisted wire handle. after that I pulled the smoke pipe off of boiler and soot vac out, pretty much cleaned out from the underside, I guess its your choice to clean from top or bottom if this helps out any other newbies good deal!!
I've never tried that. Are you saying that the cyclonic separator (which I'm assuming is the funnel) is accessible and cleanable from the bottom ashing area?
-Larry

Democracy rests upon the principle that collective wisdom arises from a pool of individual ignorance. A Republic rests squarely upon objective law, and fundamentally upon those laws which restrict the scope and actions of government.

User avatar
McGiever
Member
Posts: 5997
Joined: Sun. May. 02, 2010 11:26 pm
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek
Location: Junction of PA-OH-WV

Post Fri. Jan. 24, 2014 8:36 pm

If like the Axeman's...Yup, dumps to front corner of grate, better access if grate is at farther position out. ;)
SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE

Bob
Member
Posts: 304
Joined: Sun. Mar. 18, 2007 11:28 am
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS 130
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Anthracite
Location: Schuylkill County

Post Fri. Jan. 24, 2014 8:57 pm

On my 130 it is accessible from the ash area. It is difficult to see and reach and I find wearing a respirator when I need to clear it helps a lot.

User avatar
lsayre
Member
Posts: 12184
Joined: Wed. Nov. 23, 2005 9:17 pm
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 Sat. Jan. 25, 2014 2:32 am

What are the signs that tell you the cyclonic separators discharge needs to be opened up?
-Larry

Democracy rests upon the principle that collective wisdom arises from a pool of individual ignorance. A Republic rests squarely upon objective law, and fundamentally upon those laws which restrict the scope and actions of government.

Visit Alternate Heating Sytems

User avatar
McGiever
Member
Posts: 5997
Joined: Sun. May. 02, 2010 11:26 pm
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek
Location: Junction of PA-OH-WV

Post Sat. Jan. 25, 2014 4:32 am

When plugged nothing can drop out...ash, dust, fines and such continue to swirl and eventually accumulate to the point of a noticable sound (swirling )as was described prior.

With my AA I can feel and poke a finger in the end to check it, just need to know where cone is located.
SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE

Bob
Member
Posts: 304
Joined: Sun. Mar. 18, 2007 11:28 am
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS 130
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Anthracite
Location: Schuylkill County

Post Sat. Jan. 25, 2014 8:22 am

lsayre wrote:What are the signs that tell you the cyclonic separators discharge needs to be opened up?
I usually see some smoke in the coal hopper when I remove the cover.

User avatar
coaledsweat
Site Moderator
Posts: 9820
Joined: Fri. Oct. 27, 2006 2:05 pm
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea
Location: Guilford, Connecticut

Post Sat. Jan. 25, 2014 1:37 pm

You don't need to remove it. Make a small loop with a coat hanger about 2.5" long and small enough to fit through the hole easily and tip it so it's about 45°, almost flag like. Wrap a little tape around the loop sonit acts as a paddle. A little curve to it won't hurt either. Stick it in and give it spin.
Nothing is impossible for people who don't have to do it themselves.

dchartt
Member
Posts: 172
Joined: Fri. Sep. 02, 2011 5:22 pm
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS 130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glacier Bay

Post Sat. Jan. 25, 2014 5:55 pm

smoke in the hopper is a good sign and also the particles swirling around in your stack as stated, if you lay down on the floor and I usually have to clear some of my ash off the back of the grate to see the funnel, I use an old fire poker to reach up in there the kind with the 90 degree bend on the end and poke it into it

Visit Alternate Heating Sytems

User avatar
Pa papa
Member
Posts: 85
Joined: Thu. Oct. 29, 2009 7:38 pm
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS-130
Coal Size/Type: Pea; anthracite
Other Heating: oil fired boiler; LP insert
Location: Summerville,PA

Post Tue. Jan. 28, 2014 8:58 am

Might also notice difference in color of the ash in the ash pan.
Attachments
100_4242.JPG

User avatar
lsayre
Member
Posts: 12184
Joined: Wed. Nov. 23, 2005 9:17 pm
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 Tue. Jan. 28, 2014 10:25 am

Pa papa wrote:Might also notice difference in color of the ash in the ash pan.
Ah, I will look for that! Thanks!
-Larry

Democracy rests upon the principle that collective wisdom arises from a pool of individual ignorance. A Republic rests squarely upon objective law, and fundamentally upon those laws which restrict the scope and actions of government.

User avatar
NWBuilder
Member
Posts: 463
Joined: Tue. Jan. 04, 2011 11:43 am
Stoker Coal Boiler: Ahs 130
Coal Size/Type: Burning Pea anthracite
Location: Norfolk, CT

Post Tue. Jan. 28, 2014 11:13 am

Pa papa wrote:Might also notice difference in color of the ash in the ash pan.
Thanks, I think I may have seen that recently. I will keep an eye out for it now. I usually only have to do a thorough cleaning twice a year but with these cold temps I have been burning at almost twice my usual rate!

Post Reply

Return to “Stoker Coal Boilers Using Anthracite (Hydronic and Steam)”