EFM 350

Re: EFM 350

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:06 pm

I thought a Bitch Bar was either a "Wiggly Joint" or the sissy bar on a motorcycle. :D
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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

Re: EFM 350

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:16 pm

John, The "shale bar" works great for alot of projects, as you discovered. Wow, you sure have alot of clearance around and over the 350 huh? ;) The shale Bar also makes a great Shoe-Horn for large, heavy objects like that 350. :D
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: EFM 350

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sun Jul 25, 2010 12:21 am

Johnson bar is better for shoe horning... :D
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Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

Re: EFM 350

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:29 pm

Making progress v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y. :mad:
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

Re: EFM 350

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:27 pm

v--e--r--y s--l--o--w--l--y
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

Re: EFM 350

PostBy: brckwlt On: Sat Sep 25, 2010 7:19 am

can we see some pictures of your very slow progress. :D
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Stove/Furnace Make: Axeman-Anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: Rebuilt 1953 AA-130

Re: EFM 350

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:00 am

Soon. I was going to work on it today, but other tasks have gotten in the way...again. :mad:
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

Progress!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Nov 07, 2010 5:50 pm

Today I installed the heat exchanger in the plenum above the oil furnace, I'll be using the blower in the furnace to distribute the hot air. This job was by far the biggest pain in the ass, I removed the plenum where the heat exchanger is now located, mounted the exchanger on top of the furnace and rebuilt the sheet metal around it. The furnace is on cinder blocks (EFM is as well) I removed the blocks and lowered the furnace so I could get the duct work apart, I sure love wrestling with those old ducts, much heavier then the ones used today. Didn't come out too bad considering my hack sheet metal work.
Now that this part is done I can start on the plumbing which I actually enjoy doing.
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Hmmm..coal or oil...choices, choices.
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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

Re: EFM 350

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:41 pm

Nice tin-knocking, john, it looks ALOT better than the main plenum I just made for our church's furnace.
Wow, you really shoe-horned that 350 in there. Are you sure you have enough room to service it?
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: EFM 350

PostBy: sterling40man On: Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:42 pm

8-) Cool.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker K6
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: EFM 350

PostBy: k9 Bara On: Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:18 pm

Looking great! Nice job for sure. :D :D
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM
Coal Size/Type: Rice Anthricite

Re: EFM 350

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:39 pm

Thanks, guys. Chris, I just removed and modified the existing ductwork on the outlet side of the oil furnace. The actual duct was made by a professional! The furnace was installed in November, 2007 after the "big flood". My homeowner's policy paid for all of it except the $500 deductable. I was just starting on my second season burning coal. If I knew then what I know now I would have installed a stoker furnace. I do remember thinking "I should install a coal furnace here".
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As far as servicing the EFM, it's very tight. I can't remove the whole stoker assembly, pot and all. I have to separate the pot and take it out through the ash door, then I can pull the stoker mechanism off.
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

Re: EFM 350

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:01 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:As far as servicing the EFM, it's very tight. I can't remove the whole stoker assembly, pot and all. I have to separate the pot and take it out through the ash door, then I can pull the stoker mechanism off.


A plan is in place! :clap:
Lookin good and making forward progress!
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Casting Vigilant II 2310
Other Heating: #2 Oil Furnace

Re: EFM 350

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:08 pm

I'll get this thing installed if it takes until next spring!!!!!!
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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

Re: EFM 350

PostBy: coal berner On: Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:48 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:I'll get this thing installed if it takes until next spring!!!!!!
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Not funny the way your moving on it It will be next year until it is hooked up and making heat :P
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520