Question about Clean Out Port on 520

Question about Clean Out Port on 520

PostBy: Barnzy On: Wed Dec 02, 2009 10:15 pm

I'm going to remove an EFM 520 (maybe a 350) out of a vacant house, and while checking
the unit out I noticed a small Clean Out port on the back of the boiler directly under
the water coil. It seems like a cast iron plate held on with 2 bolts, and cast into the plate
are the words CLean Out.
Any ideas when EFM discontinued this. My 520 is 1964 and does not have one.
Barnzy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM AP-520-1
Coal Size/Type: Rice -- Anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: AP-520-1

Re: Question about Clean Out Port on 520

PostBy: whistlenut On: Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:32 pm

I think in the late 50's. Coal Berner or Scrapper....where R U? I've seen them on a 350 I think, but also remember them on 520's made for EFM, but not by them...... I thought it was a good idea, could have two of them. I almost think I remember them on a 700. Perhaps the 520 was a Hi-boy.....too many boilers, not enough time! :!: :idea: :shock:
whistlenut
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks Boiler,Itasca415,NYer130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska,Gibraltor,Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck,Pea,Nut&Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB

Re: Question about Clean Out Port on 520

PostBy: scrapper_23jr On: Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:29 pm

Some time in the late 50s or early 60s, these were i believe on the Fitzgibbon or the Lo-Line boilers, I dont remember seeing any on the General Machine or the Cobco boilers. You have to remember a lot of companies built boilers for E.F.M.
scrapper_23jr
 

Re: Question about Clean Out Port on 520

PostBy: mof1964 On: Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:17 pm

I had a boiler installed this week. It is dated 1959 EFM/Cobco and it has the cleanout port in the back.
mof1964
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Coal Chubby

Re: Question about Clean Out Port on 520

PostBy: Barnzy On: Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:53 pm

Just like the idea of that port when it comes time for scheduled maintenance.

Have to find out the date and make of boiler. Plate is on the back, hard to see as there is
no power in house, dark basement, and even with a flashlight and my cheater glasses,
I couldn't read it.
Anyway its been too clod to go yank everything out.

RB
Barnzy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM AP-520-1
Coal Size/Type: Rice -- Anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: AP-520-1

Re: Question about Clean Out Port on 520

PostBy: whistlenut On: Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:05 pm

How big are your hands? Not much room in that port....but a good idea. Could have made a port three times the size, and it would be REAL EASY! The common sense injection was skipped at many schools for too many years....sad, but true.

That is what I like about AHS: If they find a way to improve a product.....oh my gawd...
they make a decision and actually DO IT!
EFM, AA water coils: Why Not Fix the damned issue of no maintenance of the gaskets and studs. (OK, they did...some 50 years later....) Engineer out the 'idiot' part of the problem and move on to the next revision. If Detroit had done that 60 years ago, we wouldn't be where we are today.

As some of you have figured out with the differences in EFM Boiler blocks. the subcontractors made intelligent revisions, probably without corporate approval, and history says: Thanks for taking the initiative, Cobco, Fitzgibbon, etc.
whistlenut
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks Boiler,Itasca415,NYer130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska,Gibraltor,Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck,Pea,Nut&Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB

Re: Question about Clean Out Port on 520

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:17 pm

Mine has the clean out port, it's a 1959 350 tube boiler made by Loline. You can get a brush into the tubes through the opening.
Photos here:
520 fire tube discontinued
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert