auger pipe replacement

Re: auger pipe replacement

PostBy: stoker-man On: Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:15 pm

I built the last 300 stokers while it was done at efm. I trained the guy at our sister company to take over my job and I and he have used Never Seize on every single screw and bolt in all the stokers we have built, except for the 6 bolts that hold the burner plates.

For my own personal equipment and that of my customers (non-efm), I've been using Never-Seize for close to 40 years.
stoker-man
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: 1981 efm wcb-24 in use 365 days a year
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Chestnut
Other Heating: Hearthstone wood stove

Re: auger pipe replacement

PostBy: coal berner On: Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:39 pm

Richard S. wrote:One thing nice about the Van Wert is the worm goes at right angle off the stoker mechanism. Disconnecting and removing is simple task because the furnace is not in the way. Not sure if this will help in your situation but if there is coal in the bin the pipe can be pounded into the coal pile with a sledge and block of wood. The worm can then be "screwed" into the pipe and coal in it using a big pipe wrench.

The EFM 700 900 1300 are set up like you Van wert the 350 & 520 go threw either side of base .
Also the 700 900 1300 can be fed threw the front of base removing the ash door and putting it on either side of base
or setting it up to fed either side of base .
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: auger pipe replacement

PostBy: coal berner On: Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:51 pm

stoker-man wrote:Go to the hardware store or stove shop and get some 1/4" fiberglass rope. You have a 520, or possibly a 350 model, no less than 30 years old and maybe closer to 50. What is the serial number on the stoker. It should be on the side of the housing opposite the motor.

It is a AP-520 a AP-350 would have a 2.5" spacer plate in between the blower mouth and base side plate that is the easiest way to tell by looking at it unless you know the measurements between the two models or pull off the Jackets and look at the info plate welded on the front or back gives the date model ser# and boiler maker the # on the stoker may not match the the boiler top being it could of have been replace over the years Doubt it but possible.
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: auger pipe replacement

PostBy: JasonG On: Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:48 pm

coal berner wrote:
stoker-man wrote:Go to the hardware store or stove shop and get some 1/4" fiberglass rope. You have a 520, or possibly a 350 model, no less than 30 years old and maybe closer to 50. What is the serial number on the stoker. It should be on the side of the housing opposite the motor.

It is a AP-520 a AP-350 would have a 2.5" spacer plate in between the blower mouth and base side plate that is the easiest way to tell by looking at it unless you know the measurements between the two models or pull off the Jackets and look at the info plate welded on the front or back gives the date model ser# and boiler maker the # on the stoker may not match the the boiler top being it could of have been replace over the years Doubt it but possible.


What do you mean by the jacket?

stoker-man it was installed in 1957.
JasonG
 

Re: auger pipe replacement

PostBy: stoker-man On: Thu Dec 03, 2009 11:19 pm

The jacket is the blue sheet metal surrounding the boiler and base.
stoker-man
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: 1981 efm wcb-24 in use 365 days a year
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Chestnut
Other Heating: Hearthstone wood stove

Re: auger pipe replacement

PostBy: tjzmc On: Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:50 pm

It looks line an S20 like mine which was installed in 1959 and still working great. If you look on the blower housing by the gearbox there should be a tag with the model and serial number on it.
tjzmc
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM S20
Stove/Furnace Model: Tri Burner