New project. First EFM refurb

Re: New project. First EFM refurb

PostBy: k9 Bara On: Tue May 28, 2013 4:51 am

freetown fred wrote:Hell George, you keep this up & you're going to be ready for next burnin season--lookin good my friend:)

Thanks Fred. Yup, that's a goal. To heat with the 520 next season.
k9 Bara
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM
Coal Size/Type: Rice Anthricite

Re: New project. First EFM refurb

PostBy: k9 Bara On: Tue May 28, 2013 5:12 am

Rob R. wrote:The air chamber in the first picture with the large fines cleanout and the old style gooseneck is an old one...early 50's? Make sure that cleanout plate is not warped.

Good eye Rob. Your right, early model for sure. Gooseneck in good shape but it didn't want to separate from base. And I didn't force the issue. Thanks for heads up on clean out plate. I didn't notice any warping but will check it.
k9 Bara
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM
Coal Size/Type: Rice Anthricite

Re: New project. First EFM refurb

PostBy: k9 Bara On: Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:09 pm

Quick update on progress... It has stopped. :oops:

and new progress has begun. I was fortunate enough to land on a good deal for a boiler and coal. I bought a 1994 DF520. I'm very pleased with it. It wasn't perfect, needed a bath but nice for sure. Couple parts need to be replaced. One being the motor coupler. Was egg shaped at one end from not being secured properly on the gearbox side. But the stoker is done, other than coupler. Just gotta put it back together. I only took a couple pictures before removing it. This will go in place of my current 350.

Hey Rob. did you put the insulation board in the DF you setup? I need to buy some, I'm sure it will hold heat better than without it.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM
Coal Size/Type: Rice Anthricite

Re: New project. First EFM refurb

PostBy: stoker-man On: Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:15 am

The insulation is to protect your base from being overheated, or burned out.
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: New project. First EFM refurb

PostBy: k9 Bara On: Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:41 am

OK, thank you Stoker man. Is that something I can pick up local? And can I get the backing plates that hold it on still?
k9 Bara
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM
Coal Size/Type: Rice Anthricite

Re: New project. First EFM refurb

PostBy: stoker-man On: Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:23 am

There should be pins sticking out in your base. The board is pressed on and square thin-gauge plates hold it fast. I don't know where you'd buy the insulation outside of efm, I'm sure it's out there. efm still supplies all that stuff.
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: New project. First EFM refurb

PostBy: k9 Bara On: Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:54 pm

stoker-man wrote:There should be pins sticking out in your base. The board is pressed on and square thin-gauge plates hold it fast. I don't know where you'd buy the insulation outside of efm, I'm sure it's out there. efm still supplies all that stuff.


Thank you again sir, your help is greatly appreciated.
k9 Bara
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM
Coal Size/Type: Rice Anthricite

Re: New project. First EFM refurb

PostBy: k9 Bara On: Sun Aug 04, 2013 2:19 pm

*update*

My Dad had to make a couple of the panels, so a test fit was in order. He did great, all lined up. :)

I really like it, went together well. Keep changing my mind, but because I removed my oil tanks, I will probably keep this for myself and sell the DF.

Yeah, that's an old motor on the stoker. That is one I picked up on a 350, not sure if it is the original motor or not but is old for sure. It's an Emerson brand, cleaned up nice, real quiet and I like it.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM
Coal Size/Type: Rice Anthricite

Re: New project. First EFM refurb

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Aug 04, 2013 2:31 pm

It's a beauty.

Do you intend to install a tankless coil?
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: New project. First EFM refurb

PostBy: k9 Bara On: Sun Aug 04, 2013 4:49 pm

Rob R. wrote:It's a beauty.

Do you intend to install a tankless coil?


Yes, have a new DHW coil to go in it. The DHW coil is awesome in my current setup, I will stay the same way and continue to burn year round.
k9 Bara
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM
Coal Size/Type: Rice Anthricite

Re: New project. First EFM refurb

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:29 pm

Looks like new! Great job!!!
lsayre
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS S130 Coal Gun
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Pea
Other Heating: Resistance Boiler (It has been fixed!)

Re: New project. First EFM refurb

PostBy: k9 Bara On: Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:45 pm

lsayre wrote:Looks like new! Great job!!!


:) Thank you sir
k9 Bara
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM
Coal Size/Type: Rice Anthricite

Re: New project. First EFM refurb

PostBy: dcrane On: Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:09 am

Its unbelievable... I clearly need to borrow your shop & skills :shock: you da man!
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: New project. First EFM refurb

PostBy: k9 Bara On: Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:31 am

dcrane wrote:Its unbelievable... I clearly need to borrow your shop & skills :shock: you da man!



Thank you. I'm real happy with it. Now to find time to get it hooked up and making hot water.
k9 Bara
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM
Coal Size/Type: Rice Anthricite