HOLY SMOKE this baby puts out alot of heat

HOLY SMOKE this baby puts out alot of heat

PostBy: mooseman100 On: Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:39 pm

Just got my efm 520 hooked up and running today. The temps outside are just below 40, but this thing is running me out of the house. Wife is just smiling. I was liking the 63 inside temp. I have 2 water to air exchangers in my duct work, and let me say I'm impressed with how much heat is coming out, way warmer than with teh LP. I am set on 4 teeth, aparently that is as low as yoiu can go, and about 2 1/2 on air. Low temp set on 140 and high on 160. I have a plate exchanger in crawl space ready to hook into domestic water, maybe this week sometime.

I'm burning coal now, finally.
mooseman100
 
Stove/Furnace Model: EFM 520

Re: HOLY SMOKE this baby puts out alot of heat

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:55 pm

Good to here another 520 is up and runing! :clap: Can you post a couple pics of your setup?
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: HOLY SMOKE this baby puts out alot of heat

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Dec 18, 2011 11:03 pm

You need to open the air up more. Do you have a barometric damper?

Oh...and congratulations!
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: HOLY SMOKE this baby puts out alot of heat

PostBy: mooseman100 On: Sun Dec 18, 2011 11:18 pm

Yeah baro currently set at 2. I will look at fire again here in a bit to see how much flame there is. Was just trying to slow it down some
mooseman100
 
Stove/Furnace Model: EFM 520

Re: HOLY SMOKE this baby puts out alot of heat

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Sun Dec 18, 2011 11:29 pm

Mooseman,

You definitely need more air. I believe initial settings are 3 feed and 3 1/2 air. I was told to always have 1/2 more air than feed.

Now sit back, grab a cold one and a chair. Sit in the chair, pop a cold one and every 10 minutes open the door and stare at it...................

That should take care of the first night. Repeat as often as you like !!!!!



Rick
Rick 386
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 260 heating both sides of twin farmhouse
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Hyfire II w/ coaltrol in garage
Coal Size/Type: Pea in AA 260, Rice in LL Hyfire II
Other Heating: Gas fired infared at work

Re: HOLY SMOKE this baby puts out alot of heat

PostBy: stoker-man On: Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:58 am

If you have trouble with the fire going out in warmer weather adjust the high/low temps to 40 degrees apart.
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: HOLY SMOKE this baby puts out alot of heat

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:03 am

Are you burning rice coal? I have found EFM's recommended start settings of 4 teeth & 4 air and 160/200 on the aquastat to be excellent.

It must be that time of year, I also fired up a fresh DF520 install last night. I used the settings above and it is running excellent with no further adjustments.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy