New Farm Shop 70x54

Case1030

Feeling the Heat
Dec 12, 2017
277
Manitoba
I think your going to find that the western coal is going to be much less costly to burn per ton and it will
have much less ash and smoke.

Go over to you tube and search AHS S130 in Montana to see the fellow that burns Montana sub bituminous
stoker coal in his AHS S130.

I wish the Iron Fireman Company was still making coal stokers as they were able to burn the western coal with
no issues using their cast iron underfed /tuyer pot stokers.
I have attached a file showing the Axeman Anderson Anthratube boilers for you.

The Axeman Anderson Anthratube Coal Stoker Boiler uses an induced draft combustion system with a traveling coal grate the feeds the coal and also removes the spent coal ash at the same time.
I agree with you on cost and cleaning, coal would be the way to go. If the shop was built 10 years ago I'd probably go that route... Atleast then I would be guaranteed a decade of use before fear of coal being banned. Also we now have carbon tax so never know what our idiot of a PM will do next.
 

Case1030

Feeling the Heat
Dec 12, 2017
277
Manitoba
Are you still considering one of those MBTek boilers?
It's still on the table. Can't see it being to bad of a boiler. But then I would need to make an outbuilding because of no insurance.
Even then the cost saving on insurance not having a solid burner indoors might be worth it.

Hard to think about this stuff when its 80-90f lol.
 
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SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
4,341
Downeast Maine
It's still on the table. Can't see it being to bad of a boiler. But then I would need to make an outbuilding because of no insurance.
Even then the cost saving on insurance not having a solid burner indoors might be worth it.

Hard to think about this stuff when its 80-90f lol.
What about in an attached building with all clearances honored, would the insurance go for that? If not, then I agree the MBTek is not worth it.
 

Case1030

Feeling the Heat
Dec 12, 2017
277
Manitoba
What about in an attached building with all clearances honored, would the insurance go for that? If not, then I agree the MBTek is not worth it.
Already checked with the insurance company and the Underwriters said the boiler would not be covered under insurance.

So a small cheap outbuilding would be the only way of insurance.
 

SpaceBus

Minister of Fire
Nov 18, 2018
4,341
Downeast Maine
Already checked with the insurance company and the Underwriters said the boiler would not be covered under insurance.

So a small cheap outbuilding would be the only way of insurance.
How far from the building would the boiler shed have to be?
 

Case1030

Feeling the Heat
Dec 12, 2017
277
Manitoba
How far from the building would the boiler shed have to be?
I have been told by a few people to keep it the same distance you would for an outdoor wood boiler but will have to double check with a more reliable source.
 

maple1

Minister of Fire
Sep 15, 2011
10,485
Nova Scotia
Already checked with the insurance company and the Underwriters said the boiler would not be covered under insurance.

So a small cheap outbuilding would be the only way of insurance.
Things can get fuzzy when talking insurance & coverages.

Is your main concern insuring the boiler, or the boiler preventing you from insuring everything else? Might be some confusion here/there.
 
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Case1030

Feeling the Heat
Dec 12, 2017
277
Manitoba
Only concerned about the building and content. Coverage for the boiler itself I wouldn't care about.