what to look 4 in a used boiler????

what to look 4 in a used boiler????

PostBy: Fran654 On: Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:21 pm

hi all, going to look at a EFM 520, used, problem is what do i look for,as far as the bad things ,or worn places ??? thank you , Tommy i dont want to pay to much ,if it needs to be rebuilt then that needs to be factored in at bid time
Fran654
 
Stove/Furnace Make: US Stove
Stove/Furnace Model: 6100M

Re: what to look 4 in a used boiler????

PostBy: Pa Dealer On: Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:47 pm

Definately look at the domestic coil area for deep rust pockets around the gasket area since this is usually a trouble spot, although even if it looks bad and the price is right for the boiler there are weld on coil plates to fix this problem. As for the stoker mechanism and pot there are a few things to look for there ,but kind of hard to explain unless you know your way around them. Remember that even if there are worn out parts in the stoker mechanism and pot there are readily available for replacement.





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Pa Dealer
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 DF
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM DF 520
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker

Re: what to look 4 in a used boiler????

PostBy: e.alleg On: Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:08 pm

Check for a rusted out base $$$$ for a new one and hard to replace once up and running.
e.alleg
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520