refurbishing a efm 350

Re: refurbishing a efm 350

PostBy: windago On: Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:43 pm

coal berner wrote:
windago wrote:well up date on the EFM. got the DHW pouch plate installed today. cleaned up a few parts in the sand blaster for paint. that's going to be it for a couple of weeks. boiler is on hold. wife's car needs a trans. so there went my boiler budget. :cry:

what i started with
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after cutting. i wish i had a plasma cutter. and i know i shake a lot. if you noticed in the top right and top left of the boiler i added lifting eyes. also added one to the front. three points of lift. its a lot nicer balancing it on the engine hoist now.
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big whole now what?
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sorry forgot to take pictures in between these two.
the finished pouch plate.
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edit:-- extra info

Quick note if that is the new style coil plate extended flange from efm the old DHW coil plate does not fit bolt pattern on new flange takes new style coil efm switch to the same bolt pattern when they started to make extended flange that is on oil boilers so the old coal stoker coils do to fit must buy new style oil boiler coil when fitting new extended coil flange.

Hopefully you built it yourself and copied the same bolt pattern as old one if not you will need a new style coil to fit it .



i am going to get a new coil. the old one held pressure but it leaked after a couple of minuets at pressure. my water pressure is high coming in the house. its set at 60 psi. i know its high but i like it. showers are nice with the right shower head it took a wile to find the right one. i have pressure reducers on some of the lines, some things that can't take pressure well. ill get some pics of the base up tomorrow. it's coming along nicely. the stainless nice to use but it's a bitch to work with.
windago
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman/EFM/losch
Stove/Furnace Model: mark III/?350 round nose/ 475

Re: refurbishing a efm 350

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:09 pm

Do yourself a favor and use anti-seize on all of the fasteners.
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: refurbishing a efm 350

PostBy: windago On: Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:15 pm

i went overboard on the base. and i screw up on the copying of the old one. well at least it looks good. just can't switch the side plates from one side to another. didn't see it till after i cut the holes in the side plates for the stoker and auger pipe. don't have any more ss to fix the screw up. the next owner will have to make two more side plates in 40 years or so. if they want the stoker on the other side. but all's good. pic's will come after i paint it with stove paint. shame to cover the ss but i can't leave the regular steel untreated.

i picked up ss hardware for the bolts, nuts, lock washers, and washers. there not as cheap as i remembered. it looks nice with the stainless, thank god i didn't have to buy the sheet metal. if i had to buy all the stuff that i used it would be a total of around 1500 in steel and hard ware. as it is ive got 400 with welding supply's and hardware. way more than i wanted to spend. grinding disks aren't cheap for stainless there 15 bucks a pop. why is it that i use them at work and never think of the cost of what it takes for me to do the job. if i wasn't an honest man i could have done this for 50 bucks or less. but i have to sleep at night.
windago
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman/EFM/losch
Stove/Furnace Model: mark III/?350 round nose/ 475

Re: refurbishing a efm 350

PostBy: Townsend On: Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:50 am

Any updates Windago?
Townsend
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Coal Size/Type: Pea / Buck

Re: refurbishing a efm 350

PostBy: windago On: Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:17 pm

Townsend wrote:Any updates Windago?


i would love to say that its up and running. but elbow grease is all i can afford right now. :cry2: parts needed. i have rebuilt every thing that i have deemed ok. im just waiting for spring. the money tree needs to grow a little so i can harvest whats needed. :shh: wife has me on a short leash. :bang: every time i think she takes it off. i hang my self. :nono:
windago
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman/EFM/losch
Stove/Furnace Model: mark III/?350 round nose/ 475