DF520 S20 info

DF520 S20 info

PostBy: eudo33 On: Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:04 pm

Hi there,

I just picked up a DF520 with an S20 stoker serial number 93736. I was wondering when is built and who is was sold to?

Thank You,
eudo33
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Reading
Stove/Furnace Model: Lehigh

Re: DF520 S20 info

PostBy: stoker-man On: Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:08 pm

Give me a few days. I can tell you when it was built.
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: DF520 S20 info

PostBy: Mark (PA) On: Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:20 pm

How is it working for you?

Best Hard coal burning stoker there is. yes I am bias.....

:D
Mark (PA)
 
Stove/Furnace Make: 1953 EFM SF-520 High Boy
Stove/Furnace Model: Fitzgibbon Boiler

Re: DF520 S20 info

PostBy: rubicondave33 On: Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:11 am

Mark (PA) wrote:How is it working for you?

Best Hard coal burning stoker there is. yes I am bias.....

:D

I couldn't agree more!
rubicondave33
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: efm
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: DF520 S20 info

PostBy: eudo33 On: Sun Oct 21, 2012 4:05 pm

I have to dismantle it and remove it from its current location. Can two guys pick up the boiler section or should I get a third?

Thanks
eudo33
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Reading
Stove/Furnace Model: Lehigh

Re: DF520 S20 info

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Oct 21, 2012 4:22 pm

The boiler is about 850 lbs. plan on lifting it with a chain hoist or some other mechanical means.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: DF520 S20 info

PostBy: eudo33 On: Sun Oct 21, 2012 4:32 pm

The top section, the boiler alone is 850lbs? I guess I'm going to have to knock out a wall to get it out of the boiler shed.
eudo33
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Reading
Stove/Furnace Model: Lehigh

Re: DF520 S20 info

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Oct 21, 2012 4:36 pm

eudo33 wrote:The top section, the boiler alone is 850lbs?


Approximately, yes.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: DF520 S20 info

PostBy: Mark (PA) On: Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:41 pm

yea... its heavy.

Its handy to have an engine hoist to lift it off the base.

Use iron pipes to roll it on hard surfaces etc.
Mark (PA)
 
Stove/Furnace Make: 1953 EFM SF-520 High Boy
Stove/Furnace Model: Fitzgibbon Boiler

Re: DF520 S20 info

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:06 pm

Agreed, don't cut any corners to "save time". It is very heavy.
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: DF520 S20 info

PostBy: eudo33 On: Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:15 pm

Any suggestions on where to lift it from? Are there any threaded holes for lifting eyes? I also considered maybe removing the plugs from the return passages and using short pieces of 2" black iron to wrap a sling around.
eudo33
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Reading
Stove/Furnace Model: Lehigh

Re: DF520 S20 info

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:40 pm

Get a nipple that will thread into the big tapping on the boiler top, and drill/torch holes in the nipple so you can put a pin or hook through it.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: DF520 S20 info

PostBy: Pacowy On: Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:31 pm

Plan B for using the big tapping is to bush it down to a reasonable size and make a tee with black pipe nipples. Those pipes with holes in them make me nervous (though I've never heard of anyone having a problem using them).

Mike
Pacowy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: H.B. Smith 350 Mills boiler/EFM 85R stoker
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/anthracite

Re: DF520 S20 info

PostBy: stoker-man On: Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:13 pm

Your stoker was sold to Elkay De Merchant on 11-7-1984. Matched with boiler #35885. Sounds like a French name, possibly in New England.
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: DF520 S20 info

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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