new to coal Help

new to coal Help

PostBy: riverfisher On: Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:22 pm

My family and I are moving to Scuklkill county . The house we rented has coal heat and and hot water. It has an EFM 350 [round door] the boiler is a Fitzgibbons the date on it is 1952. I know nothing about coal boilers. How do I light it? It is cold ! I want to fire it up just for domestic hot water. how do I do this? What should I set the feed and air settings be?
I will be away from the for a week after I fire it up Is there anything I need to do ?
riverfisher
 
Stove/Furnace Make: emf stoker
Stove/Furnace Model: 350

Re: new to coal Help

PostBy: stoker-man On: Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:42 pm

Start by reading the manual. You are probably going to need someone to show you how to operate it. What town are you in?



http://www.efmheating.com/manuals/DF520 ... lation.pdf
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: new to coal Help

PostBy: rocketjeremy On: Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:03 pm

Welcome to the world of coal riverfisher. You'll find a TON of excellent information and helpful people on this forum. I'm also form Schuykill county and bought a house with an EFM a few years ago. If you tell me on here or PM me with what town you're in I may be able to meet up with you and go over some of the operation with you! ~Jeremy
rocketjeremy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF-520
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: new to coal Help

PostBy: riverfisher On: Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:54 pm

we are moving to Tamaqua. We will be there this weekend from Sat to Monday
riverfisher
 
Stove/Furnace Make: emf stoker
Stove/Furnace Model: 350

Re: new to coal Help

PostBy: riverfisher On: Wed Jun 23, 2010 9:39 am

Thanks for the manuel Stokerman. The system is set up for steam. The gage glass and low water shutoff let me know that. I am realy good at finding out how thing work with a little help. this weekend I will fire it up for hot water. With the manuel I should be ok.
riverfisher
 
Stove/Furnace Make: emf stoker
Stove/Furnace Model: 350