EFM 350

Re: EFM 350

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:45 am

I know where you can get some rice coal to fire it up on sunday.......


I didn't forget you!

Me too - still holding the barrel of UAE rice ;)


That I forgot about!

No fire this weekend, still have to work on the bin and get the smoke pipe. Next weekend? :?: :?:
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 Dec 16, 2010 11:09 pm

Getting coal on Saturday. If all the pieces of the smoke pipe would show up I'd be ready to roll. :mad3: :mad2:
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 Dec 20, 2010 10:20 pm

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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 Dec 20, 2010 10:24 pm

Yeah!!!! Hopefully all the threaded connections stay water tight and you just have to sit in the chair and watch the flames. 4 teeth / 4 air?

-Rob
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: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:29 pm

I had a leaky fitting, the first reducer I installed in the bottom of the boiler, which has been under pressure for weeks now. I have looked at it twice since firing the boiler, it seems to have stopped leaking. I'm at 3 teeth, 4 air right now, I may go up to 4 teeth. My draft is good, -.04" WC on the pipe before the baro, but it drops to -03" if I raise the air to 5. The chimney drafts very well, but the oil-fired DHW heater is still connected and the blower in the EFM sure can move a lot of air.
I have to go check it again (every 15 minutes or so!).
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: 009to090 On: Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:36 pm

HEY-HEY-HEY!
Now its Miller Time :cheers:
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: Rob R. On: Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:38 pm

Keep the wrenches and pipe dope close by. My Dad's EFM held pressure for a week then started dripping at a reducer bushing in the return. I ended up draining it and replacing the bushing. I hope you installed unions.

I prefer three wraps of Teflon tape on the threads, then a layer of pipe dope. "Grrip" brand pipe dope has worked great for me.

-Rob
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: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:52 pm

That's what I did, Teflon tape on the male ends and Teflon pipe dope on the female threads. I just checked it, still dry. No, I didn't install a union on the return, so that will be very bad if I have to disassemble it.
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: k9 Bara On: Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:07 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:
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Congrats! :)

Nice job,
k9 Bara
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM
Coal Size/Type: Buck / Reading

Re: EFM 350

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:09 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:
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:punk: :punk: :punk:

:rockon: :band:
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: EFM 350

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:17 pm

Thanks. Right now I'm still in check it every 15 minutes mode and don't think I should go to bed. :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: SMITTY On: Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:21 pm

:funny: I remember doing that the first time I ever lit my first coal stove. My chimney was in such poor condition that I thought this place was going to burn to the ground if the stack temp got much over 175°! :lol:

But here I am 5 years later ...... and I still haven't cleaned the thing. And it wasn't cleaned in who knows how long before we bought the place in '03.

If I clean it, the mortar will fall out! :D
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: EFM 350

PostBy: LsFarm On: Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:24 pm

Give up John, go get the recliner, drag it down to the cellar,, you KNOW you are going to be sleeping with the EFM tonight !! :lol: :lol:

Great Job!!

Now you can relax when one of the kids gets in the shower.. no more OIL burning !!

Greg L

Every pipe dope/teflon tape joint leaked on my AA install.. but every joint with Permatex Ultra Black RTV sealant is bone dry..
LsFarm
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

Re: EFM 350

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:30 pm

Give up John, go get the recliner, drag it down to the cellar


If there was only room! I'm going to check it once more, then going to bed.
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: whistlenut On: Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:55 pm

Take a picture, John. They are bulletproof......and 86% efficient. Enjoy the comfort, and your 'affair' in the basement better recede, and remember the 'kind wife' who has NOT invited "Cheaters" over to film you and that 'vixen' you keep locked up downstairs. Enjoy the Holidays, 'snug as a bug in the rug'. :D :shock: :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