How do I sell my efm?

How do I sell my efm?

PostBy: furguss1961 On: Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:23 pm

Anyone have advice as to advertising my old efm coal stoker furnace? It's a 1956 model 350 that I've owned for 22 years. In the Scranton area it's impossible to get service and coal delivery is difficult also, so I'm switching to propane. The unit worked fine but needs a fire pot. The local classified ads would be a waste, so other than the classifieds on this site I don't know where to advertise it. Also I don't know many of the specifics about the unit or how to answer a lot of questions. I don't even really know what it's worth.
If you can offer suggestions I would really appreciate it.
Thanks~ Denise
furguss1961
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM coal stoker furnace

Re: How do I sell my efm?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:43 pm

EFM 350's usually sell for $3000-$3500 in refurbished condition. If the boiler is still in your basement, it is worth whatever someone is willing to offer you for it. Without seeing the boiler or how tough the extraction would be, it is tough for anyone to just throw a number out there.

Assuming the basement is accessible, there are EFM dealers/enthusiasts that will buy & remove the boiler. Someone will probably see this post and contact you, so keep an eye on your private messages.

As for your switch to propane...has someone given you a ballpark estimate of how much you will burn? Depending on what you were paying for coal, it may easily cost you 2-3 times as much to do the same job with propane. Also, if you don't have a dedicated zone in the basement...get ready for cold floors.
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: How do I sell my efm?

PostBy: mozz On: Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:22 pm

You can also just have it repaired and getting coal in Scranton is easy. Call Agel coal. Figure you would spend about double on propane than the amount of money you would spend on heating with coal.
mozz
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 1982 AA-130 Steam

Re: How do I sell my efm?

PostBy: CoalUserWannabe On: Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:54 pm

Glenn Harris is always looking for those things, search his name on this forum
But my advice is, try your propane for a while, before getting rid of the EFM.

But if you have lots of $$$$ and like to circulate it, and make some profit for all the share holders of oil companies: by all mean switch to propane, they will be glad you did.

if you are in the Scranton area, it's a sin not to use coal, you can always drive to the breaker and buy any quantity of coal.

Sorry I am blabing too much
CoalUserWannabe
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Kodiak

Re: How do I sell my efm?

PostBy: glenn harris On: Fri Nov 11, 2011 3:51 am

Yes, Glenn Harris is always looking for those things! :D

Glenn
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glenn harris
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

Re: How do I sell my efm?

PostBy: Berlin On: Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:46 am

If you are set on switching away from coal, your switch to propane is not a good idea for your wallet. Heating oil will cost you much less than propane and the heating equipment is more durable. Propane only has a little more than half the btu's per gallon than that of heating oil; don't be seduced by the lower price per gallon.
Berlin
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Will-Burt Combustioneer 77B
Coal Size/Type: Ohio BITUMINOUS pea stoker coal

Re: How do I sell my efm?

PostBy: furguss1961 On: Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:50 pm

Thank you for all the input. My decision to abandon my efm was not for economic reasons, I realize propane will be more expensive. I have just really struggled to get service for the unit and local coal is junk (mine comes from Coaldale). And although I consider myself healthy and fit, lugging ashes out of the basement is not fun for a woman. I will still be burning some coal, as I have an Alaska stove in my basement rec room. That also solves the problem of cold floors.
I will be placing a classified ad in a week or two. The boiler is being dismantled and moved from my basement to the garage for easy access when I sell. Again, thank you all for your advice. I appreciate it.
Denise~
furguss1961
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM coal stoker furnace

Re: How do I sell my efm?

PostBy: Berlin On: Sat Nov 12, 2011 1:14 pm

Did you look into heating oil?

Both fuels produce fully automatic heat, but heating oil does it for substantially lower cost (and there are some other benefits as well such as being able to shop around for fuel, If you rent your propane tank this is added into the price and you're stuck w/ one supplier, if you buy your tank it costs far more than a heating oil tank etc. etc.)
Berlin
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Will-Burt Combustioneer 77B
Coal Size/Type: Ohio BITUMINOUS pea stoker coal

Re: How do I sell my efm?

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:51 pm

Check your private messages, it's the little envelope icon at the top of the screen.
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: How do I sell my efm?

PostBy: furguss1961 On: Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:06 pm

For anyone interested, I finally got the boiler out of my basement and it is in my garage. I've listed it in the classifieds under furnaces. Message me if you want to come see it. Thank you all for your help!
furguss1961
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM coal stoker furnace

Re: How do I sell my efm?

PostBy: furguss1961 On: Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:56 am

Price is negotiable on efm, contact me if interested. Thanks!
furguss1961
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM coal stoker furnace