EFM 520-HighBoy Install

Re: EFM 520-HighBoy Install

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:52 am

Lookin good there Chris! :punk: Looks like there will be ZERO shivering in your household for many years to come. :D 8-)

In between looking at your new equipment I couldn't help but notice how BEAUTIFUL your property is there! Nice looking across the street and seeing nothing but fields. My kind of livin'. :verycool:

Wish I could have made it by there on my last trip, but next time I'll make a point to make the time to get over there.
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: EFM 520-HighBoy Install

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:23 pm

SMITTY wrote:In between looking at your new equipment I couldn't help but notice how BEAUTIFUL your property is there! Nice looking across the street and seeing nothing but fields. My kind of livin'. :verycool:

Thats what tree's are made for. I am thinking of dawn redwoods, or some bamboo.
AA130FIREMAN
 
Stove/Furnace Make: axeman anderson
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 anthratube

Re: EFM 520-HighBoy Install

PostBy: coal berner On: Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:59 am

markviii wrote:Looks good! I like the larger cleanout on the early models; my dad's is a '54 with a round door.

Where did you get all the cast iron radiators? :jawdrop:

1948 to 1951 viewing door little Sq one Being 1951 was the first year for standard 520 new designed door round were being used on both from there on However some early 52 had sq door left over stock they used what they had on had until they where gone then new cast of rounds where being used they cast hundreds of doors at a time
The radiators came from the same persons where the EFM highboy came from
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: EFM 520-HighBoy Install

PostBy: coal berner On: Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:07 am

markviii wrote:In my opinion, EFM has not made a nicer looking 520 since they quit making the Highboy with that lift off front cover. Classy... 8-)

Plan on removing those reducer bushings from the return ports...I have installed two 520's and got burned by a leaky bushing on each one. It is easy to install fresh ones with good tape/dope when the boiler is in the shop...but when it is all piped it is a different story. Black RTV or Teflon tape & GRRIP pipe dope is the way to go.

Should of not had any leaky bushing being your unit was Just taking out of service and was pressure tested before and
after the refurbish reducer bushing could of been loosened up during install of new pipes or during refurbishing
Should of picked the phone up and made a call you would of had new reducer sent to you no charge
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coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: EFM 520-HighBoy Install

PostBy: coal berner On: Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:17 am

EarthWindandFire wrote:Congratulations on the EFM 520, the Rolls Royce of coal boilers!

Seeing the trailer full of radiators got me thinking on how to estimate the output of a radiator. Jim from Patriot Coal has a good pdf file on their website: http://www.patriotcoal.net/download-res ... iators.pdf


Pictorial: Cast iron radiator sizing charts, btu output
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coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: EFM 520-HighBoy Install

PostBy: coal berner On: Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:21 am

DVC500 at last wrote:
markviii wrote:Looks good! I like the larger cleanout on the early models; my dad's is a '54 with a round door.
Where did you get all the cast iron radiators?


I understand the radiators came from a recent house remodel job, and the owner did not want Rads anymore! :crazy:
I am looking for a few more of this style, if anyone is getting rid of them.

Here is the chart for btu output on Rads I told you I had

Pictorial: Cast iron radiator sizing charts, btu output
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: EFM 520-HighBoy Install

PostBy: coal berner On: Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:25 am

Wood'nCoal wrote:Welcome to the Big League Chris. EFM's are the best, you'll see.
Don't forget to brush Never Seize on everything with threads.
Thanks for posting the photos.

What you think he was not told to use Never Seize on everything that has a thread or slides together come on wake up
and smell the coffee who told you to use it
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: EFM 520-HighBoy Install

PostBy: Rob R. On: Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:35 am

coal berner wrote:
markviii wrote:In my opinion, EFM has not made a nicer looking 520 since they quit making the Highboy with that lift off front cover. Classy... 8-)

Plan on removing those reducer bushings from the return ports...I have installed two 520's and got burned by a leaky bushing on each one. It is easy to install fresh ones with good tape/dope when the boiler is in the shop...but when it is all piped it is a different story. Black RTV or Teflon tape & GRRIP pipe dope is the way to go.

Should of not had any leaky bushing being your unit was Just taking out of service and was pressure tested before and after
the refurbish reducer bushing could of been loosened up during install of new pipes or during refurbishing
Should of picked the phone up and made a call you would of had new reducer sent to you no charge


No complaints here. As I re-read my post I realized that the use of the word "burned" was not a good idea. I meant that I had to deal with fixing a leak, not that I was physically burned by hot water. I think the bushing probably got jarred in transport or when the return line was installed. It held pressure for one week before it started leaking. :gee:

In any case, it wasn't worth bothering you guys for a replacement, we had a new one in the "miscellaneous plumbing fittings drawer".
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: EFM 520-HighBoy Install

PostBy: coal berner On: Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:40 am

markviii wrote:
coal berner wrote:
markviii wrote:In my opinion, EFM has not made a nicer looking 520 since they quit making the Highboy with that lift off front cover. Classy... 8-)

Plan on removing those reducer bushings from the return ports...I have installed two 520's and got burned by a leaky bushing on each one. It is easy to install fresh ones with good tape/dope when the boiler is in the shop...but when it is all piped it is a different story. Black RTV or Teflon tape & GRRIP pipe dope is the way to go.

Should of not had any leaky bushing being your unit was Just taking out of service and was pressure tested before and after
the refurbish reducer bushing could of been loosened up during install of new pipes or during refurbishing
Should of picked the phone up and made a call you would of had new reducer sent to you no charge


No complaints here. As I re-read my post I realized that the use of the word "burned" was not a good idea. I meant that I had to deal with fixing a leak, not that I was physically burned by hot water. I think the bushing probably got jarred in transport or when the return line was installed. It held pressure for one week before it started leaking. :gee:

In any case, it wasn't worth bothering you guys for a replacement, we had a new one in the "miscellaneous plumbing fittings drawer".

Well should of called anyway Rob That's why there is a warranty given with each unit that leaves from the shop
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: EFM 520-HighBoy Install

PostBy: Rob R. On: Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:49 am

Fair enough. I have the number if I need it.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: EFM 520-HighBoy Install

PostBy: 009to090 On: Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:55 am

EarthWindandFire wrote:Congratulations on the EFM 520, the Rolls Royce of coal boilers!
Seeing the trailer full of radiators got me thinking on how to estimate the output of a radiator. Jim from Patriot Coal has a good pdf file on their website: http://www.patriotcoal.net/download-res ... iators.pdf


Good info! Thanks!
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: EFM 520-HighBoy Install

PostBy: coal berner On: Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:30 pm

markviii wrote:In my opinion, EFM has not made a nicer looking 520 since they quit making the Highboy with that lift off front cover. Classy... 8-)

Plan on removing those reducer bushings from the return ports...I have installed two 520's and got burned by a leaky bushing on each one. It is easy to install fresh ones with good tape/dope when the boiler is in the shop...but when it is all piped it is a different story. Black RTV or Teflon tape & GRRIP pipe dope is the way to go.

They also made a custom line of covers with a swing away door that style is my favorite
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: EFM 520-HighBoy Install

PostBy: stoker-man On: Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:30 pm

I saw the swing-away cabinet door in a house in Center Valley, PA. Dave O'Neil carted it away.
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: EFM 520-HighBoy Install

PostBy: coal berner On: Sun Aug 21, 2011 1:54 am

stoker-man wrote:I saw the swing-away cabinet door in a house in Center Valley, PA. Dave O'Neil carted it away.

moved and seen lots of them nicest cabins /jackets EFM ever made
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520