Big Bad Boiler Project This Summer...

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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Coal Jockey
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Stove/Furnace Make: Newmac
Stove/Furnace Model: GAO
Location: Northumberland County Ontario

Post Tue. Mar. 04, 2008 8:45 pm

A little birdie told me today that there might be a huge old boiler coming out of an apartment building this summer, a coal unit converted to gas, now red tagged by the gas company - gotta go or they shut off the gas. Have till end of heating season then its kaputski. I'm getting my dibs in now if it is just going for scrap - I want it. So there may be a boiler moving project in the works this summer... Still waiting to hear from the owner. :)

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Sting
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Other Heating: OBSO Lennox Pulse "Air Scorcher" burning NG
Location: Lower Fox Valley = Wisconsin

Post Tue. Mar. 04, 2008 9:18 pm

how big? Can it even come out? I have an old Kewanee mild steel double pass that was put in the basement before the floor joist were set. Only way to move that girl will be in pieces. I hate to think of piecing it back together!
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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Coal Jockey
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Posts: 117
Joined: Fri. Feb. 15, 2008 9:05 pm
Stove/Furnace Make: Newmac
Stove/Furnace Model: GAO
Location: Northumberland County Ontario

Post Wed. Mar. 05, 2008 5:04 am

Hi Sting,
I've got no idea yet on size or exact situation. I just heard news...no info...a third party is going to hook us up.
If it has to come out in pieces, then so be it. However I'd rather rent a crane to hoist it onto my flatdeck and just winch it out on skids or something. I'll have to see it to make a decision.

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