Anyone heard of MBTEC boilers.

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Post by bksaun » Mon. Jan. 15, 2018 8:09 am

http://mbtek.ca/item/eko-duo

Looks like a new bit boiler, never heard them mentioned here.

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Post by bksaun » Mon. Jan. 15, 2018 10:01 am

Anyone heard of MBTEC boilers, looks like a bit boiler, never heard of them on here.

 
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Post by McGiever » Mon. Jan. 15, 2018 10:57 am

Nope, but it is very interesting.

Price for unit is not too bad by US standards either, for any US stoker model.

Not an outdoor model like a lot of current bit stokers are.

Might it do anthracite???

But then, a decent bit stoker could be a game changer as for the cost savings for fuel goes, for where bit is readable available to be had.

 
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Post by franco b » Mon. Jan. 15, 2018 2:22 pm

Country of manufacture is not stated. I know some stokers are made in Poland.

 
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Post by McGiever » Mon. Jan. 15, 2018 2:46 pm

franco b wrote:
Mon. Jan. 15, 2018 2:22 pm
Country of manufacture is not stated. I know some stokers are made in Poland.

from web site...
Made in Belarus - High Quality European Construction

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Post by lsayre » Mon. Jan. 15, 2018 3:18 pm

I wonder why they can only be shipped to Canadian addresses? Half or less the price of an American made boiler. $4,000 Canadian = $3,219 US

 
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Post by coaledsweat » Mon. Jan. 15, 2018 3:26 pm

I would avoid it like the plauge.

 
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Post by bksaun » Tue. Jan. 16, 2018 12:58 pm

The more I look into this the more something doesn’t seem right
I think something is fishy!
I called the contact number and the person that answered didn’t speak good English and was not very knowledgeable about the boiler, said they would have a technician call me back, so 5 minuets later one did, not much difference; his answers seemed canned, very vague. He couldn’t tell me the diameter of the auger. He stated they were just starting to sell these units and were expecting a shipment in February. He said he was French Canadian, but the accent was not what I thought French Canadian would sound like.
Maybe one of you guys who lives much further north might have an ear for it.

Maybe I’m just too cautious, pessimistic and untrusting!

He further stated the units we 10% less than the eBay price in you purched direct, so that equates to $2880.00 To be honest it sounds too good to be true.

 
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Post by coaledsweat » Tue. Jan. 16, 2018 1:08 pm

Can ou imagine trying to get parts from Belarus? Never mind the funky boiler. Multi fuel boilers arent what you want to burn anthracite.

 
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Post by Rob R. » Tue. Jan. 16, 2018 2:32 pm

He said he was French Canadian, but the accent was not what I thought French Canadian would sound like.
Maybe one of you guys who lives much further north might have an ear for it.
I might have to call just for a laugh.

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Post by bksaun » Tue. Jan. 16, 2018 3:06 pm

Please do, I’d like to know what you think.

The tech said it would burn anthracite, but the instruction manual says no.

I would feel much better about possibly buying one if they had a dealer in the USA

 
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Post by coaledsweat » Tue. Jan. 16, 2018 3:11 pm

If you want to burn anthracite, I recommend you buy an appliance designed to burn it. Anthracite doesn't like a compromise, it wants it its way or no way.

 
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Post by bksaun » Tue. Jan. 16, 2018 5:05 pm

I’m burning bit in a gentleman janitor now, I have issues with the auger due to the size of my coal, it’s designed to burn buckwheat size anthracite, my bit is pea stoker size so the auger has to break pieces occasionally. Puts a lot of wear on the coupling and breaks often. The cost to deliver anthracite to Kentucky is very high, $250.00 a ton or more, I pay $100.00 a ton for bituminous delivered. So if I could find a decent boiler designed for it, I would jump on one, hence my interest.

 
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Post by McGiever » Tue. Jan. 16, 2018 5:58 pm

Bksaun,

Go to link and scroll down page to see Polish Stoker Auger size and other features.
Not Belarus one but similar. :)

New Boiler Build for New Steam System.

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