Removal of the stoker and boiler room at efm

Removal of the stoker and boiler room at efm

PostBy: stoker-man On: Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:27 pm

The stoker is moving to Schuylkill Haven where it will help heat the place. I was able to remove it, intact on its slab, and put it on the trailer. It looks like an orphan right after it was removed.

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It was lunchtime but I suggested to the people present that I'd like to see how easy the bin would break apart. I didn't warn them about what I was going to do. I revved up the engine and put the fork right through the wall and lifted it six feet in the air, higher than shown in the picture, while their mouths dropped to the floor. It was built pretty well.

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I thought maybe I could use the fork to break the wall, but that was built too well, so they Sawalled it all apart. I lifted the large concrete base but it didn't break, so I put a cement block under it and dropped the base from about 3 feet high. That did the trick.

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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: Removal of the stoker and boiler room at efm

PostBy: rockwood On: Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:56 pm

That was built really nice for a temporary setup :shock:
rockwood
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Stokermatic coal furnace
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Rockwood Stoveworks Circulator
Baseburners & Antiques: Malleable/Monarch Range
Coal Size/Type: Soft coal: Lump and stoker (slack coal)

Re: Removal of the stoker and boiler room at efm

PostBy: stoker-man On: Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:24 pm

Pathetic, isn't it? Might as well have some fun.
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