New project. First EFM refurb

New project. First EFM refurb

PostBy: k9 Bara On: Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:37 pm

EFM 520

I've been looking for one to get my hands dirty. I have been refurbing many stokers, wanted to complete a boiler. Just picked it up on Thurs, Skins are at the other shop already. Looks rough, but is in great condition. Have it completely disassembled already, a bit of heat wrench and PB blaster and all was good. :D We have to wait for better weather to sandblast the tank and base. I will get the stoker done first, it's nice to have a better understanding of everything. I will keep this for myself, ;) .
Big thanks to ScottsCoaled, Thank you Sir
This thread is just going to be a time line for me.
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k9 Bara
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM
Coal Size/Type: Rice Anthricite

Re: New project. First EFM refurb

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Dec 22, 2012 1:49 pm

Looks like a nice project K9
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: New project. First EFM refurb

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Dec 22, 2012 1:54 pm

Looks like a nice unit to start with. What year is the boiler?
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: Sat Dec 22, 2012 3:03 pm

Thanks guy's. The tag says it's a Fitz 1959, tubes.
k9 Bara
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM
Coal Size/Type: Rice Anthricite

Re: New project. First EFM refurb

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Dec 22, 2012 3:16 pm

Those older tube boilers were made with excellent steel (and they came with nice jackets).
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: Sat Dec 22, 2012 3:26 pm

I am real happy with it. So far it looks like a couple bushings, gaskets.
Skins need some work, but will look great in the end. Everything came apart easy, I was glad of that.
k9 Bara
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM
Coal Size/Type: Rice Anthricite

Re: New project. First EFM refurb

PostBy: Mark (PA) On: Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:12 pm

Looks like a nice project...

we'll watch for progress!
Mark (PA)
 
Stove/Furnace Make: 1953 EFM SF-520 High Boy
Stove/Furnace Model: Fitzgibbon Boiler

Re: New project. First EFM refurb

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:10 pm

Need more pictures. Rebuild of EPIC proportions ;)
Scottscoaled
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x4, 350, 700. Van Wert 400 x 2, 800, 1200.
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck

Re: New project. First EFM refurb

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:13 pm

WTF!!!!!! You letting that bad boy sit in your garage among the stoker stoves? Poor boiler. :down: :no1: :wtf:
Scottscoaled
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x4, 350, 700. Van Wert 400 x 2, 800, 1200.
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck

Re: New project. First EFM refurb

PostBy: k9 Bara On: Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:10 am

LMAO, you know it. I've been too busy being lazy! lol :D

Hockey season started......
k9 Bara
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM
Coal Size/Type: Rice Anthricite

Re: New project. First EFM refurb

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:00 pm

Looks good. You are going to post more photos as you progress I assume???
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: New project. First EFM refurb

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:45 am

Big project! Thanks for sharing.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: New project. First EFM refurb

PostBy: dcrane On: Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:56 am

Freddy wrote:Big project! Thanks for sharing.


We need UPDATES...with PICS :taz:

It does look to be in great condition!
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: New project. First EFM refurb

PostBy: k9 Bara On: Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:39 pm

Ok, well I got started on some of the smaller parts. :) I know some will shake their had at the work I will put in to this, but it's going to heat my house and shop so I want it as nice as I can get it.

Gotta love a sandblaster. 8-) I use a cheap cabinet blaster from Harbor Freight, but it gets the job done.

Well, it's a start. Blower housing was a PITA in the cabinet, just too big. I might finish blasting that with tank and base.
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k9 Bara
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM
Coal Size/Type: Rice Anthricite

Re: New project. First EFM refurb

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:47 pm

Looking good...but now you have to scrape the paint out of the hub on the fan, or it will require a hammer to get it on the motor shaft. :) Pieces of rag and masking tape are handy in keeping the shafts/bores free of paint during the touch up process.

What happened to the reference marks for the air pointer?
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy