My new coal burning buddy EFM 350

Re: My new coal burning buddy EFM 350

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:45 pm

I have lost track of the cost of the copper and fittings for our EFM install. Ballpark is $800 for 20' of 1.25" copper, elbows, unions, ball valves, circulator w/ isolation flanges, new expansion tank, and other adds/ends.


I hear that!
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: My new coal burning buddy EFM 350

PostBy: k9 Bara On: Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:17 am

Well, I am very frustrated that I have not progressed much on this boiler install. I have needed the extra money so I completed a couple more stoker refurbs. I am making time this weekend to run the pex lines. What is the recommended fastener to secure the line to a wall or ceiling? I have picked up some circ pumps and a mixing valve but that does not appease my frustration. Thanks again for the help,

George
k9 Bara
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM
Coal Size/Type: Rice Anthricite

Re: My new coal burning buddy EFM 350

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:07 pm

Well, I am very frustrated that I have not progressed much on this boiler install.


I hate when that happens.
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: My new coal burning buddy EFM 350

PostBy: tom69z On: Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:52 pm

that boiler is so nice, I think I would just set it up and look at it. It would a shame to even get it dirty lighting a fire. Man Scrapper does a hellofa job !
tom69z
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Thermo-Dynamics HT Oil Boiler
Stove/Furnace Model: none currently

Re: My new coal burning buddy EFM 350

PostBy: lsayre On: Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:36 pm

Great looking boiler!
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Stockton Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (13 KW)

Re: My new coal burning buddy EFM 350

PostBy: coal berner On: Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:55 am

tom69z wrote:that boiler is so nice, I think I would just set it up and look at it. It would a shame to even get it dirty lighting a fire. Man Scrapper does a hellofa job !

Yea I agree guess when you been doing them for over 30 years you do get good at it .
Aswell as having good help down there at the shop .
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: My new coal burning buddy EFM 350

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:41 am

As well as having good help down there at the shop .

Who is that? :D :) :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

Re: My new coal burning buddy EFM 350

PostBy: whistlenut On: Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:34 am

I'll bet that comment will have you 'buying the brews' for some time!!!! :o :lol: :lol: :lol: :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

Re: My new coal burning buddy EFM 350

PostBy: scrapper_23jr On: Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:58 pm

Got to give credit where credits due, my oldest son who rents one of my propertys does most of the bull work as far as the boilers and bases, Ann marie does all the prep work and painting, I do all the assembly and mechanical. Yes eat youre heart out guys, I got a wife who can sand, grind, run a drill press, sandblaster and run a paint sprayer, be lost without her. Cant forget to mention COALBERNER who helps a lot with removal and deals with a sore back and pinched fingers, since my heart attack i couldnt do it without them SCRAPPER
scrapper_23jr
 

Re: My new coal burning buddy EFM 350

PostBy: k9 Bara On: Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:04 pm

:D Well, I am finally much closer to being done with this install than I every thought I would be. Huge Thanks to my dad. He is mid 70's and has a lot of leg issues but continued with the install anyways. He had his own heating and cooling business as I was growing up. I should of continued it but Im 6'4", tough in some of those basements. lol I thought this was a difficult project. More stress than work. I am definitely not a plumber. The first burn was on Sunday night. I set the temps to 180 and 160 degrees. The EFM was spot on. All elec were correct, sounded and performed better than I hoped. :) I just hooked up the new low water shut off tonight, and mounted the out fire control. I purchased the wrong low water cutoff the first time. I mistakenly bought a 24V style and not a 110. Problem solved. I have quite a few pics but I am whipped from this install. That pex/al/pex is no joke. That should be used in prisons for recreation. That sucked! :x But it is working well, and worth the trouble. I also mounted the proper hanger for the supply run. But I did forget to put the ball valve on the top of the circ pump on first zone. Oh well, only had 4 pex/al/pex male adapters.... so until I need to break the run, it stays. Lol. The DHW coil is working very well. I love setting the propane water heater to pilot, taking a long long (on well water) hot shower and then turn the water heater burner back on. And it stays on pilot. :lol: Yeah baby. I only do that so I can chuckle to myself.

Big thanks to Coal Berner for the phone calls. What a great person, and a wealth of knowledge. And he is still busting my nuts that it took so long. ;)

What a learning experience.

And Thank you to Wood N Coal for posting his install and taking the time to reply to the PM's.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM
Coal Size/Type: Rice Anthricite

Re: My new coal burning buddy EFM 350

PostBy: 009to090 On: Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:18 am

Great lookin install! :up: I can't wait to get started on mine.
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: My new coal burning buddy EFM 350

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:31 am

Nice job! Glad to see it burning.
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: My new coal burning buddy EFM 350

PostBy: k9 Bara On: Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:32 pm

Thanks guys. I have the low water cutoff and out fire switch on and wired. I have power to low water first, if it passes it goes to the out fire control, pass that test and everything is a go. :)

Unless you see something I forgot, I am almost done. Just got some tweaking on the fan switch in the plenum but that should be it.
It was nice to have the wide open area to work in, I learned a lot on this project.

... and for a sneak preview on the next project, a whole home generator. Coleman brand Honda motor, 11k :)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM
Coal Size/Type: Rice Anthricite

Re: My new coal burning buddy EFM 350

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:50 pm

What type of insulation is that you have on the boiler ? As for the generator, are you doing an automatic transfer switch, and is it gas or propane ?
AA130FIREMAN
 
Stove/Furnace Make: axeman anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 anthratube

Re: My new coal burning buddy EFM 350

PostBy: k9 Bara On: Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:53 pm

The insulation is not much at all. I am not aware of the name, but appears to be bubble wrap and tinfoil. I plan on using an auto transfer switch and it is set up for propane now, but also runs on NG. But on NG the manual says its only good for 10k.


This picture shows the insulation better
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM
Coal Size/Type: Rice Anthricite