efm Bituminous boiler testing is next week

Re: efm Bituminous boiler testing is next week

PostBy: rockwood On: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:40 am

Berlin wrote:If only EFM had made the auger larger on the 520 (along with a rotating head) they would be able to enter a largely untapped market.

I've often wondered the same thing. Why did they stay with a smaller auger tube when the standard size auger tube has been 3" since the late 1920's..?
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Re: efm Bituminous boiler testing is next week

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:05 am

I don't usually dredge up old threads. Seeing StokerMan on line today made me go hunting for a Classic or two,and I stumbled into this Whopper !

You'll find a couple of Soft Coal Stalwarts in here,including that Utah Wildman-aka Rockwood ! Far Western Bruthas are hard to come by !

Stokerman and his Clandestine Bunch of Coal Cronies had something real going on back in the Emmaus Days ! :up:

Feast Your Eyes ! :woot:
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Re: efm Bituminous boiler testing is next week

PostBy: StokerDon On: Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:27 pm

Don't forget the videos Bob!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3sviUsbujw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcBHWH-Laa0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAQaAaOIs7Q

These are some of the first coal stoker Youtube videos I ever saw.

This is a really good thread. I guess nothing ever came of the EFM Bit Burner though. I guess all those miners don't want to deal with more coal once they get home? Maybe the new EFM was to expensive?

-Don
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Re: efm Bituminous boiler testing is next week

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:13 pm

Thanx,Don !

One could conjecture all day on why this didn't go forward,coupled with tanking the Emmaus Holy Ground and having some Good Employees not leave the same area for a job elsewhere. I'd say loss of a valued Owner,coupled with cash issues and Yuppies Heating needs. Results may vary !
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Re: efm Bituminous boiler testing is next week

PostBy: rockwood On: Sun Mar 06, 2016 2:22 am

Hambden Bob wrote:You'll find a couple of Soft Coal Stalwarts in here,including that Utah Wildman-aka Rockwood ! Far Western Bruthas are hard to come by !

I still check in here from time to time...not too many of us soft coal burners left out this way but I'll keep doing it as long as I can :)

The videos Don posted reminds me of this old thread from 2010 when stokerman was testing various soft coals from different areas of the country...I shipped a box of coal for him to test.

Utah Bituminous burning in the efm DF520
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Re: efm Bituminous boiler testing is next week

PostBy: StokerDon On: Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:19 pm

Wow, I never saw those videos before! It's a shame there not a bit longer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtaQWfDwnbo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y00uNSylX7I

From reading that little thread, it sounds like the EFM Bit Burner test was a success. It probably needed a little higher feed rate for more adjustability but that is easy enough.

-Don
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