Anthra-Heat Stoker/Handfired Boiler

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Post Tue. Dec. 29, 2015 11:01 am

Anybody out there ever see one of these?

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It's a cutie of a little boiler! It states that it is 80,000 BTU, has shaker grates for hand firing and some kind of a stoker. You can see the hopper in the back. Its so tiny the DHW coil plate is wider than the boiler!
I wonder what kind of stoker is in it?


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Post Tue. Dec. 29, 2015 2:07 pm

Unique...Could stoker just screw/auger in coal from the hopper and gravity drops or slides down a short chute to land on top of fire in middle of the grate?

Automatic grate shaker must be clever as well. 8-)

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Post Tue. Dec. 29, 2015 2:13 pm

Would love to see the insides of it!

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Post Tue. Dec. 29, 2015 2:58 pm

Well Don...what are you waiting for? :lol:

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Post Tue. Dec. 29, 2015 3:02 pm

Project time!!

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Post Thu. Dec. 31, 2015 10:55 am

In experience units that are designed to do two different things aren't much good at either one. I would avoid it.

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