In da Club

In da Club

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Sun Apr 20, 2008 2:01 pm

Well I finally found a boiler.

Used EFM 520

Now to rebuild my chimney and get it plumbed in and running.

That should be done by December.
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Re: In da Club

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Sun Apr 20, 2008 2:04 pm

Unloading the actual boiler is becoming a challenge. I have a boom on the 3 point hitch of my tractor and it will lift it. But I have to choke up the chain so much I can't lower the boiler to the ground. Rigging up some planks and my trailer ramps to slide it off the truck. I have to have someone come help me and I'm stuck here by myself.
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Re: In da Club

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Apr 20, 2008 2:07 pm

Congrats on finding a boiler!

Can you lower it some? If you can get it within 6 or 12 inches of the ground..... go buy some blocks of ice. Set the boiler on the ice. Come back the next day & it'll be where you want it.

Or, lower it as much as you can... then maybe drive the front wheels of the tractor up some ramps?
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
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Re: In da Club

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Apr 20, 2008 3:02 pm

Freddy wrote: Can you lower it some? If you can get it within 6 or 12 inches of the ground..... go buy some blocks of ice. Set the boiler on the ice. Come back the next day & it'll be where you want it.

Or, lower it as much as you can... then maybe drive the front wheels of the tractor up some ramps?


:lol: I'll have to remeber that ice idea, that's one of those things you may only ever use once in your life but you'll look like genius for thinking of it.

Other that what was suggested how about jacking the front of the tractor up? Let some air out the back tires?

The air idea actually came from a story from my uncle told me, he had to make a delivery where he drove the truck into a garage. It fit on the way in but once the load is off it gains a few inches and he forgot about it. Had to let the air out the tires to get it out.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: In da Club

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Apr 20, 2008 4:56 pm

Lift it off with the 3-pt lift, set it on several concrete blocks, or a stack of wood, or planks over stacked firewood,, anything high enough off the ground to give you slack in the chain,, then reattach with as much chain as you can,, and set on the ground, or repeat the operatiion...

I usually have a stack of concrete blocks around,, just make a 2-high or 3-high stack, with a plank across them..


WHATEVER you do,, DON't put yourself in a postiion for the boiler to tip off the stack and fall on YOU!! Especially if you are alone!! Put your cell phone in your pocket !!

I remember a friend looking at a setup I was about to set in motion.. He said,, just a minute,, let me dial 91... and keep my finger over the number 1.. 'cause that contraption looks like we're gonna need help !! I laughed and rebuilt the setup.. and 911 wasn't needed..

Safety first !!

Congrats on the purchase... that should do just fine for your needs..

Greg L
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

Re: In da Club

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:04 pm

I've never seen the exchanger tubes in the pictures that stoker man posted.

so here are a couple.

BTW: It slid off just fine. Nice and easy. Tuesday I have to put it in the basement. Thats going to be fun.
Then I have to figure out how to get the engine hoist in the basement to put it together.

Fun Fun.
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Re: In da Club

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:06 pm

LsFarm wrote:Lift it off with the 3-pt lift, set it on several concrete blocks, or a stack of wood, or planks over stacked firewood,, anything high enough off the ground to give you slack in the chain,, then reattach with as much chain as you can,, and set on the ground, or repeat the operatiion...

I usually have a stack of concrete blocks around,, just make a 2-high or 3-high stack, with a plank across them..


WHATEVER you do,, DON't put yourself in a postiion for the boiler to tip off the stack and fall on YOU!! Especially if you are alone!! Put your cell phone in your pocket !!

I remember a friend looking at a setup I was about to set in motion.. He said,, just a minute,, let me dial 91... and keep my finger over the number 1.. 'cause that contraption looks like we're gonna need help !! I laughed and rebuilt the setup.. and 911 wasn't needed..

Safety first !!

Congrats on the purchase... that should do just fine for your needs..

Greg L


It slid right off the ramps I had set up. Nice and Easy!!
Of course I cut the long plank you see in the picture so it fit.
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Re: In da Club

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Apr 20, 2008 6:06 pm

Nice find! Oh and what kind of tractor?
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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: In da Club

PostBy: e.alleg On: Sun Apr 20, 2008 7:03 pm

Mine looks different inside, the heat exchanger is totally different. Yours must be a newer model, mine has baffles that hang in the firebox and behind them is rows of water tubes.
e.alleg
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

Re: In da Club

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Sun Apr 20, 2008 7:24 pm

I have a baffle to hang at the back of the firebox also.
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Re: In da Club

PostBy: e.alleg On: Sun Apr 20, 2008 9:24 pm

You'll love it! Have fun getting it in the basement, It's a job that you'll probably remember forever. hehe it's all part of the fun.
e.alleg
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

Re: In da Club

PostBy: mike On: Sun Apr 20, 2008 9:39 pm

The good thing is once it's in it's in. You'll probably never have to replace that boiler.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Gentleman Janitor GJ5
Stove/Furnace Model: Reading utility stove

Re: In da Club

PostBy: stoker-man On: Sun Apr 20, 2008 9:46 pm

That boiler is at least 30 years old. The never boilers are not made that way. We have one in the shop on its side and I'll take a picture of it on Tuesday.
stoker-man
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: 1981 efm wcb-24 in use 365 days a year
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Chestnut
Other Heating: Hearthstone wood stove

Re: In da Club

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Apr 20, 2008 10:40 pm

The newer ones are made more like this:
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I think this design with water-filled ribs would be much easier to clean.

Greg L
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

Re: In da Club

PostBy: Sting On: Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:05 pm

LsFarm wrote:The newer ones are made more like this:
E.F.M. Stoker 018.jpg


I think this design with water-filled ribs would be much easier to clean.

Greg L


Thats a water tube boiler

The one above looks like a fire tube boiler

After living with both as a kid - boiler tender - make that the one that got the crappy jobs ..... I would scrap the water tube boiler rather than live with it.

But then my opinions have met with flame in the past and most likely will again.
Sting
 
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