Scrapper Claus

Scrapper Claus

PostBy: MATTHEW D. On: Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:43 pm

I got a call Tuesday night from a friend that needed help with his stoker. I said what's the problem Bob? He replies I think I need grates for my stoker. I said no problem you have a efm 700 right? NO its bigger and older. 900, 1300? NO Are you sure its an efm.....yes he said as he described it as an efm h2r-4355 coal conveyor. OOOOKKKKK???? Does this thing slide under the boiler. YES it does he replies. OK, never heard of that one. I'll be there in the morning to check it out. Turns out to be a EFM 85R. The h2r-4355 is the name of the coal conveyor efm made. He was told that you can no longer get parts for these...he is panicking because this is a restaurant and doesn't want to close because of this. I said we can still get parts, give me some time to make some calls. I just needed to make one call..............6hours later a jolly fellow with a white beard shows up and said i have something for you guys in my trunk. When he opened the trunk and we saw the shinny silver grates lying there, Bob replies holy *censored* there is a Santa Claus. I said the Elfs refer to him as Scrapper. Thanks Scrapper for all your help and collecting these old parts. The restarant is up and running and only missed one day of business. Bob and I are heading to scrappers Friday to make a christmas list of efm 85r part for the future. Thanks again Scrapper :!: :D
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MATTHEW D.
 
Stove/Furnace Make: AXEMAN-ANDERSON & EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 & 900 x 2

Re: Scrapper Claus

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:54 pm

We're any of the old grates salvageable? I hope someone keeps at least one so others can be cast later.

That is one mean stoker. Any idea what boiler they had it under?
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: Scrapper Claus

PostBy: MATTHEW D. On: Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:11 pm

Its a Burnham Boiler. I'll get some better pics of it tomorrow
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Stove/Furnace Make: AXEMAN-ANDERSON & EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 & 900 x 2

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Re: Scrapper Claus

PostBy: rubicondave33 On: Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:31 pm

That auger looks interesting, is that a u-joint linkage hanging from it?
rubicondave33
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: efm
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: Scrapper Claus

PostBy: MATTHEW D. On: Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:40 pm

It is a very interesting unit how the auger works. I'll get some better pic tomorrow to show you. Maybe Pacowy can show some pic of his? and how the auger brings the ash out.
MATTHEW D.
 
Stove/Furnace Make: AXEMAN-ANDERSON & EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 & 900 x 2

Re: Scrapper Claus

PostBy: rockwood On: Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:47 pm

You sure run into some interesting situations mathewD. Thanks for sharing 8-)
rockwood
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Stokermatic coal furnace
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Rockwood Stoveworks Circulator
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Coal Size/Type: Soft coal: Lump and stoker (slack coal)

Re: Scrapper Claus

PostBy: Pacowy On: Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:39 am

rubicondave33 wrote:That auger looks interesting, is that a u-joint linkage hanging from it?


The auger looks like the one from the universal bin feed tower. The u-joint linkage enables the elevation angle of the feed tube to be adjusted, and the assembly can be rotated over a wide range, so the feed tube can be positioned almost any way you like. To me, this is one of many convenient features available in the conversion stokers that have been lost in the newer models.

That u-joint linkage should have 2 grooves, one near each end. The life of the linkage can be extended by wrapping the joint loosely with canvas, and holding the canvas in place by tightening a copper wire into each groove. The canvas protects the linkage against direct exposure to coal fines and dust from the feed tube, and retains in the linkage grease injected through the zerk.

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

Re: Scrapper Claus

PostBy: Pacowy On: Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:53 am

MATTHEW D. wrote:It is a very interesting unit how the auger works. I'll get some better pic tomorrow to show you. Maybe Pacowy can show some pic of his? and how the auger brings the ash out.


Mine uses an auger to bring the ash out of the boiler at floor level (first pic) and a bucket elevator to lift the ash into ash cans (second pic). Mr. Kalmbach was a clever fellow.

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

Re: Scrapper Claus

PostBy: rubicondave33 On: Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:49 am

Pacowy wrote:
rubicondave33 wrote:That auger looks interesting, is that a u-joint linkage hanging from it?


The life of the linkage can be extended by wrapping the joint loosely with canvas, and holding the canvas in place by tightening a copper wire into each groove. The canvas protects the linkage against direct exposure to coal fines and dust from the feed tube, and retains in the linkage grease injected through the zerk.

Mike

That's what I was wondering, how the linkage would survive the fines. Thanks for the details!
rubicondave33
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Stove/Furnace Make: efm
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: Scrapper Claus

PostBy: MATTHEW D. On: Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:57 am

Thanks Mike for the detailed description on how it works. The ash out auger is one cool feature. Any problems with the ash out or does it run smooth?
MATTHEW D.
 
Stove/Furnace Make: AXEMAN-ANDERSON & EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 & 900 x 2

Re: Scrapper Claus

PostBy: Pacowy On: Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:05 am

You're welcome.

I'll knock wood, but my ash out auger has worked nicely so far (a little over 2 years). My biggest durability concern is with the bucket elevator, which has a lot of moving parts in a pretty harsh working environment. If necessary I'm figuring that function could be performed by an external auger (although I'm hoping not to find out!).

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

Re: Scrapper Claus

PostBy: katman On: Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:06 am

That Scrapper is awesome!
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Magnum
Other Heating: Harman PB 105 Pellet Boiler

Re: Scrapper Claus

PostBy: Townsend On: Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:59 pm

Nice job Scrapper and Mike!!!!! You both should be commended.
Townsend
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Coal Size/Type: Pea / Buck

Re: Scrapper Claus

PostBy: Pacowy On: Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:41 pm

Let's include Matt, too. He's doing work many of the owners can't do to keep coal equipment in service.

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

Re: Scrapper Claus

PostBy: scrapper_23jr On: Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:02 pm

Although i am still recovering from my broken hand and not functioning too well, when i got a call from Matt and found out there was a bar in jeporady of closing for a week i put the pain aside and unlocked the archive garage and started looking. an hour later i had removed enough junk, thats what my son calls it , and i spotted the 85r units, after fighting one armed to get them out i remembered i had a set of new ones in the other shop, grabbed them, threw them and a whole pot assembly in the trunk(wife not too impressed) and headed for my appointment with the orthepedic dr. caught up with Matt later at the bar restaurant and everyone was relieved, back too normal and a sigh of relief from everyone.Glad i could help you out, got a pile of parts so bring a big truck. SCRAPPER
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