NEW EFM boiler arrives on Long Island!

NEW EFM boiler arrives on Long Island!

PostBy: mcguirehg On: Sat Dec 07, 2013 9:31 pm

I just picked up my refurbished EFM 520 today from Scott! I left Long Island early to get up to the Ballston Spa area early to make the trip back the same day. I must say Scott was a great help and very informative. He knows what he's talking about and spends some time explaining why he does certain things during his refurbish process. The quality of work shows, the pride in his work shows. We loaded it into my pickup truck with ease. The first heavy haul for my 7.3 L, ford diesel. I was able to view how Scott has his system setup and the many heads and bases. In addition, I couldn't believe how big the larger EFM units are.Thanks for the chat and help today Scott! I enjoyed the day and "education" about the EFM boilers. I must also add the area was beautiful and relaxing compared to the congested NY area. I always get tempted to buy my piece of paradise, when visiting up upstate NY!
mcguirehg
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520
Coal Size/Type: rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Herman DVC 500 & EFM 520

Re: NEW EFM boiler arrives on Long Island!

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sat Dec 07, 2013 9:39 pm

Congrats on the new purchase! I've been doin some homework on boilers and EFM's 520 is takin one if not the top spot for quality coal stoker boilers. Hope all works for you. Someday I'll have one in my basement. ;)
anthony7812
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: VanWert VA 400
Coal Size/Type: Buck/Nut/Anthracite

Re: NEW EFM boiler arrives on Long Island!

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Sat Dec 07, 2013 9:52 pm

Congads on the new boiler :up: ,I wish I had a boiler but I'm happy with my hand jobber :) .You better start working that 7.3 :flex:they like to work,I have 315,000 on mine and strong as it was when it was new.Keepaeyeonit :)
Keepaeyeonit
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 983 insert
Coal Size/Type: Mammoth nut
Other Heating: oil furnace,and a crappy heat pump

Re: NEW EFM boiler arrives on Long Island!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:46 pm

Where's the pictures? We love pictures here you know.
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 EFM boiler arrives on Long Island!

PostBy: mcguirehg On: Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:50 pm

I will have to take a pic as we load it out of the truck in the AM.


I'm hoping to work the 7.3 this summer going cross country with a 5th wheel....just need to find a good one
mcguirehg
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520
Coal Size/Type: rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Herman DVC 500 & EFM 520

Re: NEW EFM boiler arrives on Long Island!

PostBy: Berlin On: Sat Dec 07, 2013 11:09 pm

Use a good oil based undercoating on that 7.3. Use a thick fogging oil like "eagle one" and spray over the rear fender well 1 can each fender) from under the truck, you have to soak that foam with oil or your bed will rust out; once it's soaked follow up with a layer of oil-based undercoating of your choice such as fluid film etc. (The amount of undercoating needed to keep that truck in like new condition is measured in gallons btw.)

I don't want to see a 7.3 powered truck become a casualty to rust (and I'm sure you don't either). The 7.3 is, imho, one of the best engines ever made. Good luck. :)

Make sure you use only motorcraft, racor, donaldson OR (if the oem fuel filter cap isn't there) use baldwin or luberfiner fuel filters only. I should have known better and I almost cost myself a brand new set of injectors. Additionally, those are the only brands of fuel filters that meed or exceed the micron and water stopping efficiency required, many other aftermarket filters (napa, wix etc.) do not even come close. Failed MANN fuel filter- 7.3 powerstroke

any questions about (what I assume is new to you) your 7.3 powered truck feel free to PM me.
Berlin
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Will-Burt Combustioneer 77B
Coal Size/Type: Ohio BITUMINOUS pea stoker coal

Re: NEW EFM boiler arrives on Long Island!

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Dec 07, 2013 11:44 pm

The last EFM I installed came from Scott, it was a beautiful unit. I am picky, and there wasn't anything that I could have done to the boiler or stoker to make it any better. I have never seen anyone else takes the time to clean up all the ports with pipe taps, replace the hardware with stainless, etc. All the little things make the installation go very smooth.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: NEW EFM boiler arrives on Long Island!

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:04 am

Berlin wrote:Use a good oil based undercoating on that 7.3. Use a thick fogging oil like "eagle one" and spray over the rear fender well 1 can each fender) from under the truck, you have to soak that foam with oil or your bed will rust out; once it's soaked follow up with a layer of oil-based undercoating of your choice such as fluid film etc. (The amount of undercoating needed to keep that truck in like new condition is measured in gallons btw.)

I don't want to see a 7.3 powered truck become a casualty to rust (and I'm sure you don't either). The 7.3 is, imho, one of the best engines ever made. Good luck. :)

Make sure you use only motorcraft, racor, donaldson OR (if the oem fuel filter cap isn't there) use baldwin or luberfiner fuel filters only. I should have known better and I almost cost myself a brand new set of injectors. Additionally, those are the only brands of fuel filters that meed or exceed the micron and water stopping efficiency required, many other aftermarket filters (napa, wix etc.) do not even come close. Failed MANN fuel filter- 7.3 powerstroke

any questions about (what I assume is new to you) your 7.3 powered truck feel free to PM me.



MMMM 7.3 Rust

cArNaGe
 

Re: NEW EFM boiler arrives on Long Island!

PostBy: ricoman2737 On: Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:09 am

Congrats on your purchase. I've known Scott for a number of years and he's an honest guy and very knowledgeable on coal boilers, especially EFM's. This is my third season with my EFM' DF520, what a unit, you'll be happy with it. Good luck with your install.
ricoman2737
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat
Other Heating: Lennox Fuel Oil boiler as a backup
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: NEW EFM boiler arrives on Long Island!

PostBy: mcguirehg On: Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:38 am

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Pics of boiler in garage. I will keep posted as the install goes forward. Dan
mcguirehg
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520
Coal Size/Type: rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Herman DVC 500 & EFM 520

Re: NEW EFM boiler arrives on Long Island!

PostBy: GoodProphets On: Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:20 am

Congrats on the new boiler!

You cannot go wrong with the 520.
Runs good even if you do not know what your doing, lol
Once you get it dialed in, smooth sailing.

They can handle a huge load and burn nice.

Are you going to install it and run it this year?
Rice?
Keep us updated:)
GoodProphets
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Anthra Rice
Other Heating: 3 Fireplaces

Re: NEW EFM boiler arrives on Long Island!

PostBy: mcguirehg On: Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:09 pm

The install is planned for Friday through tge weekend . I'm not attempting this install as I don't know about boilers. I do many project myself this one I will leave to the professional. I'm looking forward to not being on oil. I have a DVC 500 that burns rice so I will burn that and look at others to see if buck is a better option for burning. I will also be looking to sell my DVC 500 if anyone is looking to buy. I will keep you posted on the install, this is a serious heavy piece of equipment.
mcguirehg
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520
Coal Size/Type: rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Herman DVC 500 & EFM 520

Re: NEW EFM boiler arrives on Long Island!

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:23 pm

Is your installer familiar with coal boilers? Have you read the EFM manual yet?

I recommend you start with rice. 520's run very well with rice coal, and are less fussy about the various settings compared to buck.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: NEW EFM boiler arrives on Long Island!

PostBy: k9 Bara On: Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:47 pm

Congrats on your new (and) last heating appliance. I know I'm late but you will be very pleased with your purchase. Good luck with your install, send pictures!
k9 Bara
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM
Coal Size/Type: Rice Anthricite

Re: NEW EFM boiler arrives on Long Island!

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:00 pm

I will keep you posted on the install, this is a serious heavy piece of equipment.


You ain't kidding!
More pictures please!
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