Van Wert Stoker Repair/Service Needed

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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micgar
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Stove/Furnace Make: Van-Wert
Stove/Furnace Model: Anthratherm VA1500

Post Sun. Feb. 17, 2008 10:40 am

We have a Van Wert Anthratherm VA1500, in Tuscarora. Is there anyone in Schuylkil County that still repairs/services - works on them. The feed pipe going into the boiler has deteriorated and needs to be repaired or replaced, would also like to have it gone over.

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Post Sun. Feb. 17, 2008 11:02 am

Are you referring to the one that goes from the right angle to the bin? I believe that pipe is common stock you can pick it up anywhere that carries pipe and it won't require any special skill to remove and replace it. Are you in an emergency situation or can it wait until spring?
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micgar
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Post Sun. Feb. 17, 2008 11:58 am

No, I am refering to the right angle coupling itself. The side that goes into the boiler.
Not an emergency situation. I J-B welded the crack to stop the coal /silt from coming out, it can be repaired in the spring.

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Post Sun. Feb. 17, 2008 12:20 pm

A piece of stove pipe and hose clamps works for a temporary patch job.
Tim Lesher

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