Auger Help ... I'm freezing

Re: Auger Help ... I'm freezing

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:36 pm

If it were me, I'd find someone -- anyone -- with a welder & just have them weld the thing back together, then keep the new auger for a spare. That way you can just keep re-welding the old one until you get some dough for the bushings.

You could go to a welder, or just an automotive repair shop. I can't see them charging much for that. Or try to find someone in your neighborhood that welds. That way you'll at least have heat, plus an auger to fall back on in emergencies.
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: Auger Help ... I'm freezing

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:46 pm

PM Scrapper_23jr or Coalberner...
That little button under the name
They know the EFM...
And will put you on the proper path...
CapeCoaler
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

Re: Auger Help ... I'm freezing

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:13 pm

You don't have to replace every part listed, only the auger, bushing, and sleeve. If you PM scrapper_23 he might have one for you in the AM.
If you have circulators on your system, you could manually wire them to run all the time temporarily, thereby avoiding any chance of freezing......moving water won't freeze.

Do a search for EFM 520 manual and it shows all the parts in great detail.
Don't panic, just keep the house from freezing up.

Exit 104 in Ravine off ! 81...should not be more than a 75 minute drive.......Steve Wilhelm Furnace .

Steven R Wilhelm Furnace Clean
270 Tremont Rd, Pine Grove, PA 17963 (really in Ravine)
(570) 345-6302
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: Auger Help ... I'm freezing

PostBy: MoBe On: Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:52 pm

Buddy welcome to the forum, these guys have provided some good information and most of them are from your neck of the woods. All yea, welcome to PA. We are all in the same ball park but we all play a different base, what I mean is that we all burn coal for a different reason, we like to tinker, are kids at heart and just like to stand with the fire door open staring at the fire, and in sure Im speaking for everyone; we like the money saved with a little work and determination. Good luck with your stoker!
MoBe
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 130, Stokol Stoker, Gentleman Janitor
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: American Standard, National, Burnham, US National
Stove/Furnace Make: American Standard
Stove/Furnace Model: Red Flash #3-9, Red Flash #2-7

Re: Auger Help ... I'm freezing

PostBy: Pacowy On: Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:06 pm

Wesley -

Please check your Private Messages (envelope symbol at top of page).

Mike
Pacowy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: H.B. Smith 350 Mills boiler/EFM 85R stoker
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/anthracite

Re: Auger Help ... I'm freezing

PostBy: wesley On: Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:38 pm

Thanks guys.

Mike, read replied, and very much appreciated.

ran out to lowes for 2 kero heaters, and just wired the circulator pump to run .... i believe I shouldnt have a problem with pipes. Thanks for the suggestion, I didnt think of running pump.


I can't thank you guys enough for all the help.
wesley
 
Stove/Furnace Make: efm
Stove/Furnace Model: dont know

Re: Auger Help ... I'm freezing

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:44 pm

Check your PM's!!!
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: Auger Help ... I'm freezing

PostBy: paulfun On: Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:52 pm

Please read the owners manual on those heaters! They can be dangerous if used incorrectly!

Hopefully you will get everything sorted out quickly!
paulfun
 
Stove/Furnace Make: harman/Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: magnum/koker

Re: Auger Help ... I'm freezing

PostBy: stoker-man On: Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:11 pm

Look through the pictures of all the assemblies: Pictorial of all DF520 Stoker Parts and Assemblies

Yes, you can enlarge the hole in the blower base where the worm shaft passes through. I used to make them 3/4" diameter.
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: Auger Help ... I'm freezing

PostBy: Sting On: Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:48 pm

Ummm -- am I missing something here??? Is the no chance of hand stoking this engine? Sure it might be an every hour job =but I have slept next to a boiler - once when I stayed at a Holiday Inn.
Sting
 
Other Heating: OBSO Lennox Pulse "Air Scorcher" burning NG

Re: Auger Help ... I'm freezing

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:08 am

Sting wrote: I have slept next to a boiler - once when I stayed at a Holiday Inn.

Is that like going out to eat and they make you wash dishes :lol: , I'd rather pay the bill :(
AA130FIREMAN
 
Stove/Furnace Make: axeman anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 anthratube

Re: Auger Help ... I'm freezing

PostBy: Sting On: Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:11 am

these dayZZZZ its the only way I can afford to "eat out"
Sting
 
Other Heating: OBSO Lennox Pulse "Air Scorcher" burning NG

Re: Auger Help ... I'm freezing

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:35 am

http://www.efmheating.com/manuals/Stoker%20Manual.pdf
Page 2...
So can the coal be hand fed in thru the transfer box?
And then the coal worm will feed it into the pot...
CapeCoaler
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

Re: Auger Help ... I'm freezing

PostBy: stoker-man On: Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:40 am

The 900 and 520 don't use the same feed system.

There's nothing preventing you from putting a small amount of coal in the pot and running the stoker to burn it manually. You'll have to regulate the amount of coal so the boiler doesn't overheat and remove the ash. Since the house is cold, you don't have to worry about overheating that much.
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: Auger Help ... I'm freezing

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:46 pm

Fill in your signature with your location... a Freetown Fred says, nobody will kidnap you !! :lol: Maybe someone will live nearby and be able to help..

Like was said above,, we are all living in the same place,, here, and we want to help if we can..

Did you find some temporary heat? to keep the pipes from freezing??

If it's a Kero heater or a propane one,, make SURE you have outside air ventilation.. both consume oxygen and give off some Carbon Monoxide !!

Safety first !!

Welcome to the forum, please keep us updated with your progress/program..

Greg L
LsFarm
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland