EFM 520

Re: EFM 520

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Oct 25, 2015 2:25 pm

Put a piece of tape over the gauge and let it run for a few days. :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: EFM 520

PostBy: coal stoker On: Sun Oct 25, 2015 2:31 pm

I gotcha not trying to dwell on the small stuff.
coal stoker
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: oil fired boiler

Re: EFM 520

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Oct 25, 2015 2:33 pm

On a fresh install it is not uncommon for the pressure to drop after a few days...due to air being removed from the system.
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: EFM 520

PostBy: coal stoker On: Sun Oct 25, 2015 2:35 pm

I will keep an eye on it.
coal stoker
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: oil fired boiler

Re: EFM 520

PostBy: coal stoker On: Fri Oct 30, 2015 8:55 pm

Just sitting here enjoying an adult beverage looking over some of the post's and comments from you guys on this forum from my thread EFM 520.
I have to say that the end result so far is all that I hoped it would be!
This is truly an automatic system that just runs and runs,
I find myself coming home from work just to check on status, and it never changes...
Click click click whurr whurr whurr and so on, love it.
I am actually looking forward to colder weather to see how things work out, not that I am worried but all this thing does is just sit there and work quietly along.
No need to cut wood and pick it up and stack it and then load it into an OWB.
Oh then repeat!!!!!!!!
Just order up your coal at the beginning of the season load up your bulk bags on skids and kick back and enjoy life.
What will I do with all my spare time, uh oh here comes the wife I guess I have my answer.
Thanks a lot guys for all help, I couldn't have done it without you
Best regards,
CS
coal stoker
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: oil fired boiler

Re: EFM 520

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:07 pm

Re: EFM 520

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:02 pm
I cant tell you the answer to your question as my set up is a little unconventional. Just make sure you have enough room for the Barca lounger and minifridge directly in front :D . You can have no idea how happy youll be that you went with an efm :) Post lots of pics so others can learn from your setup and cause some of us here just like to look a coal pics. :oops:

see I told ya :cheers:
waldo lemieux
 
Stove/Furnace Make: efm
Stove/Furnace Model: s-20

Re: EFM 520

PostBy: StokerDon On: Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:50 am

Glad you're enjoying your new toy instead of working on it. They are fascinating things to watch.

Good luck,

-Don
StokerDon
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: BairMatic BMC-500 with Van Wert VA400 Stoker, Gentleman Janitor GJ-671/EFM S-15 stoker, Van Wert VA-600
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Harman SF3500
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Noth'in but COAL! Well, Maybe a little tiny bit of wood

Re: EFM 520

PostBy: coal stoker On: Sun Nov 01, 2015 12:13 pm

Thanks guys,
I do still have a little work left, I am working on the insulation for it and refinishing the jackets.
Just a little at a time, not as much urgency now.
It does make the room a great place to sit enjoy the radiant heat and have a cold one :) :) :)
Best regards
CS
coal stoker
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: oil fired boiler

Re: EFM 520

PostBy: StokerDon On: Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:34 pm

Nice new avatar there CS!

-Don
StokerDon
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: BairMatic BMC-500 with Van Wert VA400 Stoker, Gentleman Janitor GJ-671/EFM S-15 stoker, Van Wert VA-600
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Harman SF3500
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Noth'in but COAL! Well, Maybe a little tiny bit of wood

Re: EFM 520

PostBy: coal stoker On: Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:36 pm

Thanks Don
CS
coal stoker
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: oil fired boiler

Re: EFM 520

PostBy: vermontday On: Sun Nov 01, 2015 6:40 pm

You will be impressed how easily it will heat your home when we get really cold weather.

Coal is a very steady, powerful fuel. You never saw any of those big battleships burning wood!
vermontday
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520

Re: EFM 520

PostBy: coal stoker On: Mon Nov 02, 2015 5:53 pm

vermontday wrote:You will be impressed how easily it will heat your home when we get really cold weather.

Coal is a very steady, powerful fuel. You never saw any of those big battleships burning wood!


No more wood for this guy, I burns coal now :D :D :D :D .
coal stoker
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: oil fired boiler

Re: EFM 520

PostBy: coal stoker On: Sat Nov 28, 2015 1:08 pm

Finally finished refinishing the jackets and getting them installed.
I must say I am pleased with the results.
I did not realize until reassembly that I was missing the top panel on the venting side, I checked back on old pics and saw it was missing from the install I purchased from. Maybe a DHW coil issue and was discarded or lost :o
CS
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coal stoker
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: oil fired boiler

Re: EFM 520

PostBy: StokerDon On: Sat Nov 28, 2015 1:17 pm

Looks factory new! Nice!

Well, at least with that panel off you can keep a good eye on your DHW coil gasket.

-Don
StokerDon
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: BairMatic BMC-500 with Van Wert VA400 Stoker, Gentleman Janitor GJ-671/EFM S-15 stoker, Van Wert VA-600
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Harman SF3500
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Noth'in but COAL! Well, Maybe a little tiny bit of wood

Re: EFM 520

PostBy: coal stoker On: Sat Nov 28, 2015 1:33 pm

Thanks Don,

Not sure what to do next, it was bitter sweet putting on the final panel.
It has been a lot of fun doing this build, and I am very glad that I chose to do the re-furb myself.
I now have an intimate understanding of how my 520 works, and also now the condition of all the parts involved.
Just have to figure out the next project now :D :D :D :D
CS
coal stoker
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: oil fired boiler