The Rebirth of AHS Inc

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greenftechn
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Coal Gun S130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska Kodiak
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: Wood Gun
Stove/Furnace Make: Alternate Heating Systems
Stove/Furnace Model: E100
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Post By: greenftechn » Wed. Oct. 23, 2013 3:38 pm

The Coal Gun and Wood Gun boiler lines are now once again under the stewardship of Jeff and Phyllis Gingerich of Harrisonville, PA. After a bit over 4 years of the solid fuel boom and bust experience, the company that bought them out has elected to sell the business back, effective September 1, 2013. We are looking forward to reestablishing the relationships that made and kept us strong over the years. I will be maintaining the manufacturer's corner for them and welcome your input and questions. I have known Jeff and Phyllis for 15 years, having provided IT support for most of those years. I will be working with them, with Darren Bricker, and with a growing production/assembly team to build on past experience and to expand our circle of satisfied customers.


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Coal Size/Type: nut and pea
Location: Kent CT

Post By: franco b » Wed. Oct. 23, 2013 3:49 pm

Sounds good and best wishes.

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lsayre
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW), ComfortMax 75
Location: N/E Ohio, between Medina and Wadsworth

Post By: lsayre » Wed. Oct. 23, 2013 5:21 pm

All of this is indeed great news!

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LDPosse
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Post By: LDPosse » Wed. Oct. 23, 2013 5:55 pm

Is the AHS showroom still going to be located just off of I-81 near Chambersburg?

Thanks!

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whistlenut
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ & V-Wert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks,Itasca 415,Jensen, NYer 130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska, EFM, Keystoker, Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska, Keystoker-2,Leisure Line
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Ford, Jensen, NYer, Van Wert,
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwoods
Coal Size/Type: Barley, Buck, Rice ,Nut, Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB
Location: Central NH, Concord area

Post By: whistlenut » Wed. Oct. 23, 2013 6:28 pm

Welcome back to the forum,and I know you have been busy behind the scenes anyway. :D

LET THE FOLKS KNOW IF THE SHOWROOM AND SOME MANUFACTURING WILL STAY IN GREENCASTLE OR CHAMBERSBURG OR IN BOTH LOCATIONS.

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Hambden Bob
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Blower Model Coal Chubby 1982-Serial#0097
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni ! / Nut
Other Heating: Pro-Pain Forced Air
Location: Hambden Twp. Geauga County,Ohio

Post By: Hambden Bob » Wed. Oct. 23, 2013 6:49 pm

Here's to your success ! Let it rip,and please visit frequently. The Manufacturer's Corner could use some fresh news from AHS. Please keep it coming ! :)

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ValterBorges
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Stove/Furnace Make: AHS
Stove/Furnace Model: S260
Location: Berlin, CT

Post By: ValterBorges » Wed. Oct. 23, 2013 7:00 pm

Welcome,

Any plans to address the many concerns regarding puff backs?

Personally I would like to see some videos on the website about seasonal maintenance with step by step instructions, fine tuning advice, and better support network including outside of Penn.

Regards,
Valter Borges
S260 Owner

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lsayre
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13.5 KW), ComfortMax 75
Location: N/E Ohio, between Medina and Wadsworth

Post By: lsayre » Wed. Oct. 23, 2013 7:54 pm

As I reflect back upon the period when I was experiencing (and complaining about) puff-backs, they only started AFTER I oiled some of my Harmony coal and began using the oiled stuff. After that was finally worked through and I got rid of it, along with fine tuning the ash grate temperature, I went the balance of the season with no puff-backs. I therefore do not personally recommend using freshly oiled (or oiled period for that matter) coal in an AHS Coal Gun. Perhaps I used too much oil. It would be good to receive comments on this matter from AHS.


greenftechn
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Coal Gun S130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska Kodiak
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: Wood Gun
Stove/Furnace Make: Alternate Heating Systems
Stove/Furnace Model: E100
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Post By: greenftechn » Wed. Oct. 23, 2013 9:16 pm

whistlenut wrote:Welcome back to the forum,and I know you have been busy behind the scenes anyway. :D

LET THE FOLKS KNOW IF THE SHOWROOM AND SOME MANUFACTURING WILL STAY IN GREENCASTLE OR CHAMBERSBURG OR IN BOTH LOCATIONS.
The main office and final assembly have moved back to Harrisonville, PA. Boiler vessel manufacturing will be at the plant in Chambersburg for the time being. We have units to show at the main office location.

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Pa papa
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS-130
Coal Size/Type: Pea; anthracite
Other Heating: oil fired boiler; LP insert
Location: Summerville,PA

Post By: Pa papa » Fri. Oct. 25, 2013 10:36 am

Good to have you back. Keep in touch with the forum.

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dcrane
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Post By: dcrane » Fri. Oct. 25, 2013 12:20 pm

Chubby's back, AHS back, coal now being sold at little peach variaty stores to Fencing company's, etc. here in MA! :shock:
I think were seeing a change in times a commin' :clap:

Best wishes to you... keep the money & jobs in America!

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EarthWindandFire
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Lil' Heater.
Other Heating: Oil Furnace and Kerosene Heaters.
Location: Connecticut

Post By: EarthWindandFire » Fri. Oct. 25, 2013 12:56 pm

This company has great potential, I hope you exploit the opportunity given by new (old) ownership. Most coal burning appliances are similar, not too many unique products or those protected by patent that make any one company stand-out. For example, I would buy another Leisure Line product because of their outstanding customer service even if another company had a better product. Therefore, its imperative that you develop GREAT customer service like your life depended on it, which it does. Both Harman and AHS suffer tremendously from poor customer service and this tarnish won't rub off by new ownership alone, it will take time and effort.

Best wishes!

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Freddy
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Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined
Location: Orrington, Maine

Post By: Freddy » Fri. Oct. 25, 2013 4:21 pm

Congrats on the rebirth. Best of luck to you!

greenftechn
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Coal Gun S130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska Kodiak
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: Wood Gun
Stove/Furnace Make: Alternate Heating Systems
Stove/Furnace Model: E100
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Post By: greenftechn » Mon. Oct. 28, 2013 8:47 am

Therefore, its imperative that you develop GREAT customer service like your life depended on it, which it does.
We are committed to this. You'll be hearing more from us.

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labman
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Post By: labman » Tue. Jan. 07, 2014 1:03 pm

I realize this is a little outdated, but I was not in any shape to respond when this thread was fresh. Do you think it prudent to not have a showroom in a larger town such as Chambersburg? Harrisonville is such a bustling city after all!
That being said; Congrats on getting AHS back on track from Mr. Wise!


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