Help Needed: EFM 520 rebuilding, refurbished, or new

Help Needed: EFM 520 rebuilding, refurbished, or new

PostBy: mmeck On: Mon May 12, 2008 8:04 pm

Hey everyone,

Does anyone know of anyone who refurbishes/rebuilds EFM stokers in the Tamaqua/Eastern Pa area. I currently have a 520 that is in poor shape. I am looking for a rebuilt one and also looking to get rid of mine. My stoker needs new worm feed and all new outside body. It is badly rusted due to a leaky basement. When it was installed it was installed right on the floor of the basement (water runs right against it). In my estimation this unit is pretty old (20-25) and I am not sure if it is worth fixing/refurbing or just looking for something new. Any info you could provide on individuals with rebuilding experience would be helpful. What is the going price for a new 520 and install?

Thanks,
mmeck
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM stoker

Re: Help Needed: EFM 520 rebuilding, refurbished, or new

PostBy: mike On: Mon May 12, 2008 8:15 pm

Your stoker probably doesn't really need a rebuild. A new worm can be installed yourself fairly easily and the same goes with the sheatmetal. Chances are you might need a new boiler base though if it's right on the floor. If you go back through some posts here on the efm page you'll see #'s for distributors. The hardest thing to replace would be the boiler base if it needs it the rest is fairly simple.
mike
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Gentleman Janitor GJ5
Stove/Furnace Model: Reading utility stove

Re: Help Needed: EFM 520 rebuilding, refurbished, or new

PostBy: mmeck On: Mon May 12, 2008 8:25 pm

The base is completely gone. The burner grate also has damage. There is a one inch by one inch peice chipped off.
mmeck
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM stoker

Re: Help Needed: EFM 520 rebuilding, refurbished, or new

PostBy: mmeck On: Mon May 12, 2008 8:27 pm

It barely made it thru last year. I bought the house figuring I would convert to oil, but with oil prices it does not seem like a good option. Besides it did a great job heating a 2400sq ft house with no insulation.
mmeck
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM stoker

Re: Help Needed: EFM 520 rebuilding, refurbished, or new

PostBy: stoker-man On: Mon May 12, 2008 8:38 pm

Contact above link or coal berner. They will probably pick it up before you can blink.
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: Help Needed: EFM 520 rebuilding, refurbished, or new

PostBy: coal berner On: Tue May 13, 2008 12:31 am

stoker-man wrote:http://nepacrossroads.com/member1658.html

Contact above link or coal berner. They will probably pick it up before you can blink.

You are correct ;)
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520