Refurbished 520 new install making heat

Refurbished 520 new install making heat

PostBy: CoalJockey On: Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:28 pm

Just got younger brothers 520 up and running this afternoon. 3rd install within 5 years. I am running a 520 at my place and a 1300 EFM at the truck shop. Special thanks to Steve Wilhelm on refurbishing this 1969 520 boiler. They are very good people to deal with.

It never ceases to amaze me, the simplicity of the design and the rugged construction that has kept these EFM boilers doing just what they were designed to do for over 40 years and many times longer than that.

Tyler Hall
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CoalJockey
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 1300 & 520

Re: Refurbished 520 new install making heat

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:29 pm

It looks like it did the day it was made. Beautiful!
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (if I ever get it fixed)

Re: Refurbished 520 new install making heat

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:43 pm

Nice work! Something I have to know...was that front left return port open or did you have to remove a 45 yr old plug?
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/buck
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Refurbished 520 new install making heat

PostBy: CoalJockey On: Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:44 pm

Thanks for the compliments guys.

Rob, i had to pull it myself. By pull it, i mean twist it off, drill it out, saw it in four pieces and then pull it out, hee hee.

However, two of them that i needed came right out so it wasnt bad. I am really pleased with it, best install i did yet. Phone wont let me put up any more photos or i would, i know you guys love these things as much as me.

Thanks
Tyler
CoalJockey
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 1300 & 520

Re: Refurbished 520 new install making heat

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:10 pm

CoalJockey wrote:Rob, i had to pull it myself. By pull it, i mean twist it off, drill it out, saw it in four pieces and then pull it out, hee hee.


I knew it didn't just fall out.

Looks like the air is turned all the way up on the stoker? Are you running it right on the pin? :woot:
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/buck
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Refurbished 520 new install making heat

PostBy: CoalJockey On: Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:28 pm

Yeah its up all the way.

I really had her crankin to get the house up to temp but its leveled off now.

Ty
CoalJockey
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 1300 & 520

Re: Refurbished 520 new install making heat

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:47 pm

Excellent looking boiler and install!

I love those EFM's.
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