EFM DF 520 Auger Bushing

EFM DF 520 Auger Bushing

PostBy: buckwheat On: Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:08 pm

I currently heat with an EFM 520 and was wondering if it is possible to change the stainless steel auger bushing without removing the fire pot from the unit? Is there a shoulder in the casting to hold the bushing in place? If so, is it toward the fire or the mechanism?
buckwheat
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: EFM DF 520 Auger Bushing

PostBy: stoker-man On: Wed Apr 20, 2011 5:49 am

It is possible to change the bushing that way if you had the right sized length and diameter rod to force the bushing inward. There is no shoulder; it just drives straight through and can be removed at the bottom of the burner plate area.

But, if you are removing the pipe, it's only a matter of removing 4 bolts and removing the bottom section of the pot. Be sure to replace the 1/4" rope gasket at the same time.
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