happy efm owner

happy efm owner

PostBy: paulsferg On: Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:56 pm

just want to say how happy i am with my efm highboy.this is the fourth full trouble free winter,my friend is on his second year.cant say enough good things about it.sorry i didn't do it years ago.we both got refurb units from SCRAPPER.great guy great product.
paulsferg
 
Stove/Furnace Make: efm520
Stove/Furnace Model: efm520

Re: happy efm owner

PostBy: 009to090 On: Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:10 pm

paulsferg wrote:we both got refurb units from SCRAPPER.great guy.

Mine too! :cheers: Mine is still not installed yet, but hopefully this summer....
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: happy efm owner

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:21 pm

Good to hear!
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: happy efm owner

PostBy: Mark (PA) On: Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:27 am

This is also my 4th winter operating my high boy.

Also from scrapper!

Very satisfied all around!

they are always there to help you etc.
Mark (PA)
 
Stove/Furnace Make: 1953 EFM SF-520 High Boy
Stove/Furnace Model: Fitzgibbon Boiler

Re: happy efm owner

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:39 am

My dad has a 1954 Highboy from Scrapper. It runs like it was made in 2012.
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: happy efm owner

PostBy: ricoman2737 On: Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:52 am

My first winter with a 520 and it has been working like a champ after a couple of new operator errors were ironed out. A big thanks to Scrapper for the stoker and pot rebuild and to Rob R. and J.C. for helping me through my operator errors. Wish I had done this many years ago.
ricoman2737
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat
Other Heating: Lennox Fuel Oil boiler as a backup
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: happy efm owner

PostBy: vermontday On: Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:15 pm

I bought mine new, but I would not hesitate to by a used one. They are a great product. They are even idiot proof.

I felt guilty not doing anything to mine this winter (the daughter takes the ashes out), so I thought I would do some preventive maintenance. I turned it off , canceled the autodialer and proceeded to brush the interior of the firebox.

The next morning I woke up and thought wow it feels cold in here. A lightbulb went off in my head, awe s...... (it was 7 F outside). I ran downstairs and threw the boiler switch, as a what do I have to lose, while I get the charcoal ready. I turned around and was surprised to see a fire already in the peep hole.

Over 10 hours being off, and still maintained a fire. I guess it's true you don't need the outfire timer in the winter, so long as you have a good chimney draft!
vermontday
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520

Re: happy efm owner

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:18 pm

I once forgot to turn the power back on to my EFM for 11 hours...just like you, it slowly recovered. This is the flame that I saw peak through the ash:

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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: happy efm owner

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:26 pm

ricoman2737 wrote:A big thanks to Scrapper for the stoker and pot rebuild and to Rob R. and J.C. for helping me through my operator errors.


You're welcome. I couldn't be happier since I started heating my house with an EFM. I have Dave O'Neil to thank for the DF520 in my basement. I needed it on short notice and he came through and dropped it in my basement. It was below zero the day he showed up, and I was sure glad when it sat proudly in the basement. For all of you EFM tough-guys out there, I can say that five of us set the boiler on the base by hand.

My Uncle Steve joined the ranks of EFM owners this December when we fired up his DF520. He bought it from Stokerscott (Scottscoaled) last fall, and it has been running like a Rolex ever since we lit the match.
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

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