Helped a Guy Put a Baffle in the Small Round Door 520

Helped a guy put a baffle in the small round door 520

PostBy: stoker-man On: Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:59 pm

My efm-dealer buddy has arthritis and couldn't hang the baffle in a customer's boiler. Although Rich at efm always said that the DF520s all had square-door boilers, this was an original installation from '79 and it had the oil gun hanging on the side of the DF520 boiler with a small round door (AP520) on front. It also had the large, painted, front door on a hinge that covered the entire front of the unit. It was in mint condition.

Getting back to the baffle. There must have been home-made jigs to get these hung up. I could only get one arm in the small door and it was fully extended. Then with one hand on the baffle, I lifted it up and tried to imagine where the hooks were inside. It took several tries to get it in place. I'm sure the dealers were happy when the door was redesigned.
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: Helped a guy put a baffle in the small round door 520

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:09 pm

Try that on a Highboy.
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: Helped a guy put a baffle in the small round door 520

PostBy: Mark (PA) On: Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:33 pm

Thats how I do it on my High boy...
once a year!

Sort of anyway. I reach my arm up in and hold the plate and slowly slide it backwards until I hit into the holding V notches.

Sometimes I have to try quite a few times of course but it gets there! usually I get one side in there and the other goes well!

As one of my favorite sayings:

"In the confrontation between the stream and the rock the stream
always wins – not through strength, but through perseverance."
- H. Jackson Brown.
Mark (PA)
Stove/Furnace Make: 1953 EFM SF-520 High Boy
Stove/Furnace Model: Fitzgibbon Boiler