will the efm stoker burn sawdus

will the efm stoker burn sawdus

PostBy: tfcraftlumber On: Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:03 pm

Can the efm coal stoker burn sawdust effectively. Has anyone tried it?
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Re: will the efm stoker burn sawdus

PostBy: coal berner On: Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:21 pm

tfcraftlumber wrote:Can the efm coal stoker burn sawdust effectively. Has anyone tried it?

Yes there called wood pellets saw dust .
If you can control the air /fire from backing threw the auger tube and in the the bin and not have a fire in it .
I suppose you counld burn saw dust but I would stick to what the efm was design for Anthracite coal ;)
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Re: will the efm stoker burn sawdus

PostBy: billw On: Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:24 pm

Last year I threw a couple of small shovels of loose sawdust into my EFM. Uh, I wouldn't recommend it to a friend. :)
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Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 520
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Re: will the efm stoker burn sawdus

PostBy: 009to090 On: Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:51 pm

it would make an interesting Science project :D auger would not work, fire would follow auger back to hopper. Need some kind of Pusher-bar system. A FAST pusher-Bar system. And NO, I'm not trying it in my DVC-500. ;)
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Re: will the efm stoker burn sawdus

PostBy: Sting On: Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:57 pm

Saw dust is usually too wet -- It always packs tight and plugs most feed systems. If it does feed it may suddenly slug a pile of sawdust in the burn pot - that may burn quickly causing an out fire because all fuel is consumed before more can be delivered

Chips are inconsistent in size \\ again causing inconsistent feed

You need something designed specifically for chips and chunks feeding and burning, and a boiler that can eat hi moisture fuel into heat energy!
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Other Heating: OBSO Lennox Pulse "Air Scorcher" burning NG

Re: will the efm stoker burn sawdus

PostBy: e.alleg On: Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:47 pm

sell your sawdust to a local farmer to use for animal bedding and buy coal for your boiler :D
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Re: will the efm stoker burn sawdus

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:07 pm

Nowhere does it say that a Coal Stoker will burn anything else. The title seems to give it away, and none of us would be willing to become the leading candidate for 'Village Idiot Engineer'.
Having said that, too many Jethro's are caught up in the hot water furnace dilema.
Must be city folks, the rest of us sure know better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
( That should wind up the Urban folks!) :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea:
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