Best way to...

Re: Best way to...

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:33 pm

Pacowy wrote:
Rob R. wrote:I never said the boiler was dead-lifted onto the base ;) ...there was a cart, some blocks, and a big bar involved.


The combination of young guys and a bar is often not good for productivity. No wonder it took so many of you. :lol:

If I recall correctly, it took 4 guys - 3 of them geezers - and a little equipment to remove the (1465 lb) EFM 900 boiler head from the basement of our old house. And the young guy was only there because he could get up after bending down to move the rolling pipes. :clap: Of course, since I was one of the geezers, there's always the chance I'm not recalling correctly...

Mike


My brother Steven was the smart one...he set the two pallets of parts in the cellar with an excavator before they framed the house.
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: Best way to...

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:34 pm

Rick 386 wrote:
dalimama wrote:We live in Chalfont, PA. I'd be more than happy for anyone to join us in this adventure.


There are a few of us in the area who would not mind giving a helping hand.

Let us know. We work cheap...... :funny: toothy

Rick


Make sure you bring pipes, pry-bars, wrenches and boxes of fittings. :D
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: Best way to...

PostBy: Pacowy On: Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:33 pm

Rob R. wrote: My brother Steven was the smart one...he set the two pallets of parts in the cellar with an excavator before they framed the house.


That's pretty smart - maybe we'll make him an honorary old guy. Of course, an old guy staring at an open foundation from the seat of an excavator might consider sticking the boiler head on the base right there. But then he might forget what he was considering...

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

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Re: Best way to...

PostBy: dalimama On: Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:02 pm

Rick 386 wrote:
dalimama wrote:We live in Chalfont, PA. I'd be more than happy for anyone to join us in this adventure.



There are a few of us in the area who would not mind giving a helping hand.

Let us know. We work cheap...... :funny: toothy



Rick


Well, if you are serious, we are working with Mike to have it delivered this Saturday. We have access to an engine hoist to get it off of the truck and strapping middle-aged men. And, by working cheap- what are we talking beer/food/male camaraderie bonding over heavy metal objects that make fire?
dalimama
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 350

Re: Best way to...

PostBy: Pacowy On: Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:08 pm

dalimama wrote: And, by working cheap- what are we talking beer/food/male camaraderie bonding over heavy metal objects that make fire?


8 posts and I think she's got it pretty well figured out.
Pacowy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: H.B. Smith 350 Mills boiler/EFM 85R stoker
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/anthracite

Re: Best way to...

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:16 pm

Mike,,,,, did you just say on the world wide web she is pretty well figured? She might not have a shortage of help after all :lol:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x3, 700 Van Wert 800
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: EFM 150, Keystoker 150
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck

Re: Best way to...

PostBy: Pacowy On: Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:00 pm

Scott, I think you must have picked the parts of my sentence that most interested you. :lol: Getting to be cabin fever season along the Northway?

Mike

P.S. That Van Wert held the fort nicely during the cold spell. Thanks again.
Pacowy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: H.B. Smith 350 Mills boiler/EFM 85R stoker
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/anthracite

Re: Best way to...

PostBy: Ziggy On: Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:08 pm

I'm in Harleysville, about a year into my 1960 520. Rigged it down the basement steps with one other person. Is the work party official? List of needed items for this particular setup? Inquiring minds want to know.
Ziggy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

Re: Best way to...

PostBy: 331camaro On: Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:27 am

its tough to say with out seeing your set up. but long planks to protect the stairs and an heavy duty appliance dolly, then if you could lower it down with a come-a-long it can be a one man job. once in the basement, cut up some 1/2 rigid pipe for pipe rollers and youl move it around real easy. metal on metal slides extremely easy with a nice pinch bar. 1/2 steel ancors, 1/2 steel eye bolt, lumber for your staircase, plus whatever necesarry lumber you would need to get rigged up to make it to, and down the staircase. some home depots will rent you the come-a-long, otherwise you can buy one at tractor supply if you had to i dont think theyr cheap tho.
331camaro
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker k6
Coal Size/Type: rice

A few pics...

PostBy: dalimama On: Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:14 pm

Here are the steps and the very old dynatherm. Tomorrow is clean out day. Fun.

I think my hubby has decided to rent an appliance dolly and to use that with wood planks to get it down the steps and the pipe method to roll
it where it needs to go.
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Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 350

Re: Best way to...

PostBy: crazy4coal On: Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:15 pm

I'am gonna kick this out there for thought. The window with the fan in it looks to be about 24" high, at sometime the sill was repaired or replaced. If the wood frame and sill were remove would the boiler fit thru it. If it would work it will give you alot more room to move around if something slips.
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Stove/Furnace Make: buderus
Stove/Furnace Model: logana

Re: Best way to...

PostBy: dalimama On: Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:23 pm

Hubby had considered window but even without sill, it is too small. The stairs are just wide enough by about a half inch.
Personally, I"m tired of this 112 year old house and it's quirks. If we can't get this boiler in there and running, I told hubby I
was moving out. ;)
dalimama
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 350

So...

PostBy: dalimama On: Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:05 pm

So, delivery is set for tomorrow and Matthew (from this forum) is set to install the coal part of it on Monday. Don't worry... I'll try to take lots of pics since I know you guys like that sort of thing. The plumber should be out Monday or Tuesday, too, so it is my hope that we will be up and running fully by midweek!

Can't wait to be warm. :D :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :D
dalimama
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 350

Re: Best way to...

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:28 pm

Good luck tomorrow & be safe dm---Hey, finish fillin out your profile dm, I promise--nobody'll steal ya :clap: toothy
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: Best way to...

PostBy: dalimama On: Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:14 pm

freetown fred wrote:Good luck tomorrow & be safe dm---Hey, finish fillin out your profile dm, I promise--nobody'll steal ya :clap: toothy


Done! I didn't realize I had a profile to fill out. :doh:
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Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 350

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