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PostBy: dalimama On: Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:37 pm

MATTHEW D. wrote:
dalimama wrote:Yes! The install is complete minus the missing baffle and one other part that Matthew (from this forum) was able to construct by cutting a piece of sheet metal out of our old oil boiler and using that for now. I have pics and some video but haven't had time to upload anything yet.

So, we are using it and our house is warmer than it's ever been even set at 64. Without the baffle, I understand we are losing heat up the chimney, so we don't want to make the temp any higher until the baffle arrives. We bought our first ton of coal last Monday, 1/21, and the pile is looking like it only has a few days left... that seems like a lot of coal to burn in 12 days. So, my question is would the lack of baffle effect how much is burned this much? We are heating a 3 story, 112 year old Victorian with original windows approx. 1800 square feet, plus basement.

Thoughts?

I'm glad to hear it is up and running. Don't forget to install a barometric damper in the stove pipe, I didn't have one to install that day. It will help with your heat loss. Maybe Tom ( from the forum) can help with that and a manometer to tweek things just right. Keep us posted


Thanks... Smitty posted some links to dampers on ebay. Do you know what size I need? Also, what brand of carbon monoxide detector do you recommend?
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Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 350

Re: Best way to...

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:41 pm

You would use the same size baro as the diameter of the smoke pipe...normally 8" for EFM 350/520 (measure just to be sure). This is the model I use: http://www.pexsupply.com/Field-Controls ... il-or-Coal
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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: dalimama On: Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:47 pm

Rob R. wrote:You would use the same size baro as the diameter of the smoke pipe...normally 8" for EFM 350/520 (measure just to be sure). This is the model I use: http://www.pexsupply.com/Field-Controls ... il-or-Coal


Thanks for the help! I think I have a good idea of what I need. :D
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Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 350

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Re: Best way to...

PostBy: dalimama On: Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:07 pm

Rob R. wrote:You would use the same size baro as the diameter of the smoke pipe...normally 8" for EFM 350/520 (measure just to be sure). This is the model I use: http://www.pexsupply.com/Field-Controls ... il-or-Coal


Can you recommend a manometer?
dalimama
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 350

Re: Best way to...

PostBy: titleist1 On: Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:26 pm

dalimama wrote: Also, what brand of carbon monoxide detector do you recommend?


I Use a kidde nighthawk digital display model. I have two, one about 10' from the stove and one in the DR at the top of the steps. All our smoke detectors are also CO detectors too. Rotate the CO detectors, replacing or adding one in about three years and then replacing the oldest 3 years later.

The reason is that the detectors need to be replaced every 5 years or so, rotating like this keeps all from going 'bad' at the same time.

I use a Dwyer Mark II manometer.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

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PostBy: MATTHEW D. On: Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:01 pm

dalimama wrote:
Rob R. wrote:You would use the same size baro as the diameter of the smoke pipe...normally 8" for EFM 350/520 (measure just to be sure). This is the model I use: http://www.pexsupply.com/Field-Controls ... il-or-Coal


Thanks for the help! I think I have a good idea of what I need. :D

You need an 8" baro
MATTHEW D.
 
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