EFM 350

Re: EFM 350

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:25 pm

coal berner wrote:
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


Humpf!!! Fine thing to say!!!

I'm gonna surprise you and get it running a lot sooner then you expect! :!:
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: Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:14 pm

Did some plumbing today. The close fit between the top of the boiler and the ductwork was worrying me, but a 1 1/4" street el did the trick with a little room to spare.
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: Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:18 am

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Close fit.
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Heat Exchanger.
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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: Rob R. On: Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:26 am

Tight fit indeed!

It will be well worth the effort when you finally get that 350 up and running. It took me almost two months to get my dads 520 installed, but we finally got it fired last Thursday night. It effortlessly heats his 3000 sq. ft, provides unlimited hot water, and is nearly silent...what's not to like? :D
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: EFM 350

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:26 am

very nice progress! whats a heat exchanger like that set ya back? a couple tree bucks? :?:
Poconoeagle
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: EFM 350

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:11 am

Wood'nCoal wrote:
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I like the bang your head here sign :idea: I just do it with out think'in about it :mad:
AA130FIREMAN
 
Stove/Furnace Make: axeman anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 anthratube

Re: EFM 350

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:14 am

When I had the Alaska down there I routinely hit my head on that spot on a weekly basis. :mad:
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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: Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:52 pm

Plumbing is almost done, just need to finish the runs to the heat exchanger. The DHW pipes are done and the coil is pressurized. :D
Photos tomorrow!

very nice progress! whats a heat exchanger like that set ya back? a couple tree bucks? :?:


Gotta find the receipt, it's here on the desk somewhere.
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: crazy4coal On: Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:55 pm

FIRE, WE WANT TO SEE FIRE!!! Now get back down there and don't come up till you done!!! It's cold outside!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
crazy4coal
 
Stove/Furnace Make: buderus
Stove/Furnace Model: logana

Re: EFM 350

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:58 pm

It's getting chilly down there too! Fortunately I'm currently heating for free with the cellar coal from Avenel and the Harman. :D
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

The Plumbing Is Finished.

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Nov 28, 2010 5:29 pm

Finally.
The boiler is pressurized, as is the DHW coil. I had 2 leaks, one where the DHW coil meets the boiler (tightened the nuts up) and 1 elbow on the feed to the heat exchanger (forgot to sweat one side-- :oops: ). I ran the circulator pump until the air bleed stopped hissing. So far so good.
I wanted to keep all the pipes on one side of the boiler, I still need room to work on it!
I set it up for 2 zones, eventually I'd like to run pipes to the kitchen for a radiator. I had to make sure I left room for the smoke pipe. I also still have to install supports for the pipes, they're hanging on Romex and cable ties right now.
So here's the photos:
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In this photo you can see the heat exchanger as well as the DHW pipe to the boiler.
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Heat Exchanger.
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Plumbing viewed from in front of the boiler.
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Sure looks like a mess of copper don't it?
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DHW mixing valve.
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Under pressure!
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One minor problem...no coal...
I'm going to build a false bottom in the bin angled towards the auger.
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Electrical is next. :shock:
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: stoker-man On: Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:10 pm

I recently saw a home-made Modine made from finned baseboard. It was cubic and made of many rows. It did the job and it was cheap.
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: EFM 350

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:12 pm

The heat exchanger wasn't that expensive, I just forgot how much it was. I think it was around $140 plus shipping.
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: Rob R. On: Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:20 pm

stoker-man wrote:I recently saw a home-made Modine made from finned baseboard. It was cubic and made of many rows. It did the job and it was cheap.


I saw one yesterday made out of a Camaro radiator and a box fan. It threw a ton of heat!
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: EFM 350

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:23 pm

Will you have it 'clicking' before Dec 1st? It's looking done from the pics. Don't get sidelined by the multiple requests for you valuable time. (In other words, tell them to go pound sand!) Can't do that here tonight, frost went in 4" last night. I can see the snow-making lights, hear the big Cat generator, compressors and the howl of the guns without going outside.
They are across the valley, but you can hear them a mile away.
Costs about 1K per hour when it is all fired up....ouch! I'd trade the diesel bill for a weeks pay anytime.
Don't stop now John, you can nearly taste it!! :!: :) ;) :roll: :lol:
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