Commercial 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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plumber147
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Post Fri. May. 02, 2008 10:14 pm

Can anyone recommend a boiler for commercial use ?

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Richard S.
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Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite
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Post Sat. May. 03, 2008 1:46 am

How big you need? Keystoker has on their website up to 1 million BTU's but personally if it were me and I'd do 2 in tandem or 3,4,5... If one breaks you still have heat.
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coal berner
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
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Location: Pottsville PA. Schuylkill County PA. The Hart Of Anthracite Coal Country.

Post Sat. May. 03, 2008 3:26 am

Also look at AHS they make S500 S1000 & S1500 http://www.alternateheatingsystems.com/coalboilers.htm
J.C.

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plumber147
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Post Sat. May. 03, 2008 8:08 am

I only need 160,000 btu, Harman and other local dealers will not sell me a regular boiler because it is going in a taveren. Dont understand what the difference is !!!

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CoalHeat
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
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Baseburners & Antiques: Sears Signal Oak 15 & Andes Kitchen Range
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert
Location: Stillwater, New Jersey

Post Sat. May. 03, 2008 8:34 am

plumber147 wrote:I only need 160,000 btu, Harman and other local dealers will not sell me a regular boiler because it is going in a taveren. Dont understand what the difference is !!!
Thats very odd.
Heating a circa 1832 farmhouse with a Harman Magnafire Mark I & a 1959 EFM 350 (heating DHW).
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Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined
Location: Orrington, Maine

Post Sat. May. 03, 2008 8:38 am

The difference is ASME rating. Commercial applications it is often demanded by the state or the insurance companies. The AHS get's an extra $2,000 for basically the same boiler if you want the ASME sticker. Basically it is a paperwork trail of the steel and parts in the boiler as well as documentation of who welded it and their certification.
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LsFarm
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Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland
Location: Michigan

Post Sat. May. 03, 2008 9:07 am

Check out http://www.Axeman-Anderson.com I'm pretty sure their boilers meet all specs.

Greg L
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Post Sat. May. 03, 2008 9:12 am

Freddy wrote:The difference is ASME rating. Commercial applications it is often demanded by the state or the insurance companies. The AHS get's an extra $2,000 for basically the same boiler if you want the ASME sticker. Basically it is a paperwork trail of the steel and parts in the boiler as well as documentation of who welded it and their certification.
It also includes inspections by ASME certified inspectors of the internal welds, materials and manufacturing processes. You are looking for an H stamped boiler.
Nothing is impossible for people who don't have to do it themselves.

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Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert
Location: Stillwater, New Jersey

Post Sat. May. 03, 2008 9:13 am

Now I understand! :D
Heating a circa 1832 farmhouse with a Harman Magnafire Mark I & a 1959 EFM 350 (heating DHW).
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
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Location: Pottsville PA. Schuylkill County PA. The Hart Of Anthracite Coal Country.

Post Sat. May. 24, 2008 2:02 am

plumber147 wrote:I only need 160,000 btu, Harman and other local dealers will not sell me a regular boiler because it is going in a taveren. Dont understand what the difference is !!!
A EFM 520 will cover what you need http://www.efmheating.com/d520.html
J.C.

Heating house & water with a 1986 electric furnace man DF520 using buckwheat Anthracite coal

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