Need Help Finding Literature for Old Axeman Anderson

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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yutyoy
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman magna fire
Stove/Furnace Make: Axeman Anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: A-A130
Location: Curwensville, PA

Post Fri. Jul. 11, 2008 6:57 am

i am a new homeowner and a coal burning nube. I am trying to get my old axeman anderson auger fed boiler online and running. but I am having trouble finding any info on it. I believe it is from the 1960's. its an oldie, but still in pretty good shape. if anybody could help, that would be awesome!
thanks!

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel, natural gas
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite
Location: Wilkes Barre, PA

Post Fri. Jul. 11, 2008 7:12 am

Here are all the manuals and parts list, different manuals from different years:

Post by europachris - Axeman-Anderson Manuals and Parts List

If your unit is from the 1960s it is very young with relation to the units still in operation today. ;)
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yutyoy
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman magna fire
Stove/Furnace Make: Axeman Anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: A-A130
Location: Curwensville, PA

Post Fri. Jul. 11, 2008 7:22 am

wow....thanks a bunch! this is a huge help! cant wait to get her up and runnin :D

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea
Location: Guilford, Connecticut

Post Fri. Jul. 11, 2008 8:44 am

yutyoy wrote:i believe it is from the 1960's.
1946 was the year they started building them IIRC.
Nothing is impossible for people who don't have to do it themselves.

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Post Fri. Jul. 11, 2008 10:23 pm

My boiler is still being built, but I picked up the install manual from AA. Some of the current manual they are giving out was written around 1949. One page had that date on the corner. I'm wondering if the bearings, gearboxes and other parts are still the same as they describe?

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel, natural gas
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite
Location: Wilkes Barre, PA

Post Sat. Jul. 12, 2008 3:50 am

biggreen1 wrote:My boiler is still being built, but I picked up the install manual from AA. Some of the current manual they are giving out was written around 1949. One page had that date on the corner. I'm wondering if the bearings, gearboxes and other parts are still the same as they describe?
The 130s have changed somewhat, not too sure about all the details on the 260s. The following applies to the 130s:
The support for the auger has changed a little, early models had single row bearings, newer models now have double row for more support. The gear boxes are still made by Ohio Gear but the newer models are a square top Vs a rounded top, same gear ratios and form factor. The early models used a frame 56 motor with 5/8" keyed shafts, the newer units use a Frame 48 motor with 1/2" non keyed shaft. AA makes an adapter plate for the frame 48 motors to fit the older models since they no longer stock the frame 56 motors. The pressure vessel is now made purpose specific (water or steam) Vs the old way of building it with the features of both types of systems. Basically with a few refinements the units are still the same as in the early days. It amazes me every time I find an old one just how tough these boilers are! :)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line WL110 Dual Fuel, natural gas
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Leisure Line Lil' Heater (rental house)
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Buckwheat Anthracite
Location: Wilkes Barre, PA

Post Sat. Jul. 12, 2008 3:52 am

Oh and I almost forgot, the manual still refers to using asbestos wrap. I got a letter from Pete Axeman Sr. today that stated to disregard the statement about asbestos since AA doesn't use that any more. :lol: :lol:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Alternate Heating Systems S-130
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Location: Sykesville, Maryland

Post Sat. Jul. 12, 2008 10:40 am

Also read the Bureau of Mines testing of the A-A 130.

Full report is here:
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