diff. between EFM 520 and DF 520?

diff. between EFM 520 and DF 520?

PostBy: Luke D On: Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:12 pm

What is the difference beetween a EFM 520 and a EFM DF 520 if there is any at all? Thanks for any input.
-Luke
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Reason: Moved topic to the EFM forum.
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Re: diff. between EFM 520 and DF 520?

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:16 pm

The DF stands for dual fuel w/ oil burner, ??? if their any other differences
AA130FIREMAN
 
Stove/Furnace Make: axeman anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 anthratube

Re: diff. between EFM 520 and DF 520?

PostBy: watkinsdr On: Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:22 pm

The "plain vanilla" EFM 520 boiler only has the coal stoker; while, the EFM DF-520 has the coal stoker as the primary heat source plus a backup oil burner for a backup/secondary heat source. I'm sure one of the EFM experts will weigh in on this subject; perhaps, they can provide details on how the DF-520 is switched between coal and oil.
watkinsdr
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S260 Boiler

Re: diff. between EFM 520 and DF 520?

PostBy: Luke D On: Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:30 pm

Wow fast reply. Thank you all for the info. DF = Duel Fuel. Sound logical to me.
Luke D
 

Re: diff. between EFM 520 and DF 520?

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:32 pm

DF's don't necessarily have an oil burner installed, only provisions in the left side of the boiler. Use the search box on the upper right and you will find out more than you ever wanted to know about 350's. 520's DF 520's, 700's, 900's and an occasional 1300. :idea: :shock: :!: :roll:
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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: diff. between EFM 520 and DF 520?

PostBy: Luke D On: Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:47 pm

Thanks Whistlenut. I will do the search. In the meantime: Is the 350 the smallest? Vs. the 520?
Luke D
 

Re: diff. between EFM 520 and DF 520?

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:15 am

The 350 is the "baby".
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: diff. between EFM 520 and DF 520?

PostBy: coal berner On: Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:51 pm

Luke D wrote:Thanks Whistlenut. I will do the search. In the meantime: Is the 350 the smallest? Vs. the 520?


AP 350 holds 29 to 31 gals of water depending who the manufacture was and if it is a Sq top or Round Top
AP 520-1 520 holds 40 To 41 gals of water depending who the Manufacturer was and Tube boiler Vs Flat Plate heat exchanger boiler. Stokers are the same .

AP 350 Base size 24 1/8 " wide 32 1/2" Long 24 1/8" tall. With Jackets on 27 5/8" wide 38 1/8 Long 51 3/8" Tall
Boiler top 23 5/8" Wide 32 1/2" long 27 3/4" Tall. Heating Surface Sq Ft 22.5
Boiler weight is 575 lbs base is 135 lbs stoker is 214 lbs Jackets 105 lbs total weight 1029 lbs .

AP 520 -1 Base size 26 1/8" wide 36 1/2 Long 24 1/8" Tall
Boiler top 25 1/4" Wide 36 7/8" Long 28 3/8" Tall . Heating Surface SQ Ft 28.3
Boiler weight 750 lbs Base 142 Lbs Stoker 214 lbs Jackets 109 lbs Total weight 1215 lbs

DF 520 same size as AP-520-1 except weigh total weight 1250 shipping weight on DF 520
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: diff. between EFM 520 and DF 520?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:04 pm

Note that about the same time the 520 became "Duel Fuel" capable, the viewing door was changed from a round door to a much larger square door.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/buck
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: diff. between EFM 520 and DF 520?

PostBy: coal berner On: Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:17 pm

markviii wrote:Note that about the same time the 520 became "Duel Fuel" capable, the viewing door was changed from a round door to a much larger square door.

No in 1978 The DF came out Round door up until late 1980 to early 1981 I seen both 1980 & 1981 Still having Round doors
One of My good friends has a Kirkland made boiler top 1981 round door Non DF model EFM did some weird stuff over the years .
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: diff. between EFM 520 and DF 520?

PostBy: Luke D On: Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:14 pm

coal berner wrote:
Luke D wrote:Thanks Whistlenut. I will do the search. In the meantime: Is the 350 the smallest? Vs. the 520?


AP 350 holds 29 to 31 gals of water depending who the manufacture was and if it is a Sq top or Round Top
AP 520-1 520 holds 40 To 41 gals of water depending who the Manufacturer was and Tube boiler Vs Flat Plate heat exchanger boiler. Stokers are the same .

AP 350 Base size 24 1/8 " wide 32 1/2" Long 24 1/8" tall. With Jackets on 27 5/8" wide 38 1/8 Long 51 3/8" Tall
Boiler top 23 5/8" Wide 32 1/2" long 27 3/4" Tall. Heating Surface Sq Ft 22.5
Boiler weight is 575 lbs base is 135 lbs stoker is 214 lbs Jackets 105 lbs total weight 1029 lbs .

AP 520 -1 Base size 26 1/8" wide 36 1/2 Long 24 1/8" Tall
Boiler top 25 1/4" Wide 36 7/8" Long 28 3/8" Tall . Heating Surface SQ Ft 28.3
Boiler weight 750 lbs Base 142 Lbs Stoker 214 lbs Jackets 109 lbs Total weight 1215 lbs

DF 520 same size as AP-520-1 except weigh total weight 1250 shipping weight on DF 520

Thanks for the info coal berner. Your like an EFM encyclopedia
Luke D
 

Re: diff. between EFM 520 and DF 520?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:20 pm

coal berner wrote:
markviii wrote:Note that about the same time the 520 became "Duel Fuel" capable, the viewing door was changed from a round door to a much larger square door.

No in 1978 The DF came out Round door up until late 1980 to early 1981 I seen both 1980 & 1981 Still having Round doors
One of My good friends has a Kirkland made boiler top 1981 round door Non DF model EFM did some weird stuff over the years .


That is why I underlined "about"...because it was not a clear cut transition. Thanks for the clarification on the years.

-Rob
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/buck
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: diff. between EFM 520 and DF 520?

PostBy: coal berner On: Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:45 pm

markviii wrote:
coal berner wrote:
markviii wrote:Note that about the same time the 520 became "Duel Fuel" capable, the viewing door was changed from a round door to a much larger square door.

No in 1978 The DF came out Round door up until late 1980 to early 1981 I seen both 1980 & 1981 Still having Round doors
One of My good friends has a Kirkland made boiler top 1981 round door Non DF model EFM did some weird stuff over the years .


That is why I underlined "about"...because it was not a clear cut transition. Thanks for the clarification on the years.

-Rob

Yea that's ok efm is not even clear on trasition
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520