Question: EFM Automatic Ash Removal

Re: Question: EFM Automatic Ash Removal

PostBy: scrapper_23jr On: Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:11 pm

E.F.M. made several of these units, they made a 16A model which the pots were the same as a 700. They also made a model 20A which these you could interchange parts for the 900. Model 65R and model 85R were in a class of their own. All of these units had a coal feed auger and a ash removal auger along with the upright tube to put the ash in a container, some of these had augers, others had small buckets and some had a spring with paddles on them.I have several of these units and i will try ang get them out of the archive garage and post some photos.SCRAPPER
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Re: Question: EFM Automatic Ash Removal

PostBy: scrapper_23jr On: Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:18 pm

I call it the archive garage, the wife calls it the junk section,i have things that the guys from E.F.M. never knew they made.Forum members WHISTLENUT, AND COALBURNER toured it more than once. anyone is more than welcome to come take a look and go back in time. THANX SCRAPPER
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Re: Question: EFM Automatic Ash Removal

PostBy: stoker-man On: Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:55 am

There were only two made by an Amishman and they were for apartment buildings. They used a grain auger, flexible type. They bent the tubing to make a bend and inserted the flexible auger.

The auger and pipe went up to the ceiling from the base of the stoker, which had its ash bin removed and dumped into another bin about 30 feet away. From there, another auger took the ashes up to the surface. The system ran on a timer and was adjusted to meet the ash deposits for the time of year. Twice a day in the Summer. The motor was 220V and was either 1 or 2 HP.

Problems occurred at the second bin that went to the surface. Moisture got into the ashes sitting in the cellar and would bind up, on occasion. This wouldn't be a problem with a home that sent the ashes directly to the surface.

The timer has to be set properly so the ashes don't fill the base. Otherwise, no other problems occurred.

A rough guess of such a system for a house might be $2,000 Not a bad price if you are elderly and want to keep your stoker.

Contact name of the builder: Elimsport Welding Shop, John, 570 547 2476 located in PA.
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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: Question: EFM Automatic Ash Removal

PostBy: Barnzy On: Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:39 pm

Thanks everybody for the in-put.

Just struck me as being funny while I was reading the old Owners Booklet
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM AP-520-1
Coal Size/Type: Rice -- Anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: AP-520-1

Re: Question: EFM Automatic Ash Removal

PostBy: whistlenut On: Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:51 pm

Hey, even today's kids have to be about 40 years old before they realize their parents might have been pretty bright folks too.
Funny the twists and turns life sends us on before we 'get right' with the man......

Years ago, people that experimented and took chances were not faced with a camera and mic shoved in their faces when the snale darter crawled out from under a log.........
Do something, even if it's wrong..how else do we learn? Certainly not watching Mr. Roger's Neighborhood.....or square pants Bob..jeeeeeesssss. :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea:
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Re: Question: EFM Automatic Ash Removal

PostBy: coal berner On: Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:14 am

scrapper_23jr wrote:E.F.M. made several of these units, they made a 16A model which the pots were the same as a 700. They also made a model 20A which these you could interchange parts for the 900. Model 65R and model 85R were in a class of their own. All of these units had a coal feed auger and a ash removal auger along with the upright tube to put the ash in a container, some of these had augers, others had small buckets and some had a spring with paddles on them.I have several of these units and i will try ang get them out of the archive garage and post some photos.SCRAPPER

You forgot one R100 100lbs of coal a hr :shock:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: Question: EFM Automatic Ash Removal

PostBy: coal berner On: Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:18 am

scrapper_23jr wrote:I call it the archive garage, the wife calls it the junk section,i have things that the guys from E.F.M. never knew they made.Forum members WHISTLENUT, AND COALBURNER toured it more than once. anyone is more than welcome to come take a look and go back in time. THANX SCRAPPER

Took the tour :lol: How many times did we move them 4 times as my back remember's and why is it I always end up getting the heavy end :(
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: Question: EFM Automatic Ash Removal

PostBy: scrapper_23jr On: Sun Jan 24, 2010 4:30 pm

BECAUSE I AM AN OLD FART AND YOU ARE YOUNGER.
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Re: Question: EFM Automatic Ash Removal

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:50 pm

I thought the damned things were heavy on both ends...they were designed and built back when Men were Men, and Women were damned glad of it!!!! Not this 'cutie pie' stuff of today. :shock: :D :idea:
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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