EFM DF520 Install

Re: EFM DF520 Install

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:39 am

Very nice job. Methinks easy-street is just ahead .... :D
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Stove/Furnace Make: efm
Stove/Furnace Model: s-20

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Re: EFM DF520 Install

PostBy: lzaharis On: Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:15 am

Purchase a new Marshalltown triple gauge from ACI controls, The manufacturer is Marsh instruments in Ohio AND they are American made, calibrated and tested in America and have a warranty.

You will not have a problem knowing what is going on in your steam chest after you install the new triple gauge. Do not use Teflon tape use pipe dope and be sure the base of the threaded portion is clean of pipe dope before you thread it in place.

From my personal experience I can and will tell you that the Chinese made gauges are not accurate-the communist Chinese manufacturers from the mainland that do not list the name or address of the manufacturer on the gauge box or the gauge body.

I would trust the manufacturers of pressure gauges made in Taiwan(Formosa)
long before I would use the Chinese made gauges as the three round gauges
I had did not even have the name and address of the manufacturer in China
either on the gauges body/shell or for that matter the cardboard box they came in.

I will tell you that I can sleep very well and through the night with the new Honeywell
controls, the separate independent low water cut off and the new 4 inch square
Marshalltown Triple Gauge.

I also told the owner of Keystoker Don Snow and Brian at Kesytoker the Chinese gauges are not good and cannot be trusted.[/quote]

lzaharis I will check out those boiler gauges I do not want to trust my boiler to a cheap Chinese gauge and the old one I have has seen better days.[/quote]

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I can and will tell you that I sleep better knowing I have an excellent gauge in the steam chest and I have had no trouble with it or worries about it being calibrated correctly.
The gauge cost me a bit more than $75.00 with the tax and freight cost but the gauge came home to me from Ohio in a solid heavy cardboard carton with a foamed inner package that prevented any external damage from occurring to it.
If you look at it this way the more you spend up front on high quality controls the less it will cost you.
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lzaharis
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KAA-4-1 dual fuel boiler
Coal Size/Type: rice
Other Heating: kerosene for dual fuel Keystoker

Re: EFM DF520 Install

PostBy: myers007 On: Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:08 am

Here is an update on my boiler install I did not have much time this last week to get much done but I did get some of the plumbing added.
I got more of the supply line plumbed to the expansion tank.

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The manifolds are installed and one of the circulator pumps I sweated some unions on the copper supply and return lines.

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Mark
myers007
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: V & E coal Sotker never used EFM 520 coal stoker
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Eshland C40 boiler coal, wood and electric
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Gibraltar fire palce insert
Coal Size/Type: Nut and rice
Other Heating: Oil boiler

Re: EFM DF520 Install

PostBy: plumberman On: Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:56 am

quick 2 cents loose the unions on supply header, not needed just un bolt from isolation flange :idea:
plumberman
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: coal gun 130
Coal Size/Type: pea
Other Heating: solar dhw/samsung mini split/oil

Re: EFM DF520 Install

PostBy: coal stoker On: Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:30 am

Nice Looking install.
Real Clean!
Are you a Tradesman.
CS
coal stoker
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: oil fired boiler

Re: EFM DF520 Install

PostBy: Olllotj On: Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:25 am

Thanks for sharing!

You're going to like those purge station valves, I used the same on my system, and they clear the air quick.
Olllotj
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KB-8
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat
Other Heating: Utica Propane Hot Water Baseboard

Re: EFM DF520 Install

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:40 am

plumberman wrote:quick 2 cents loose the unions on supply header, not needed just un bolt from isolation flange :idea:


Yep.
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 DF520 Install

PostBy: myers007 On: Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:03 pm

Rob R. wrote:
plumberman wrote:quick 2 cents loose the unions on supply header, not needed just un bolt from isolation flange :idea:


Yep.


Yes I know how to replace a pump. I have done it many times the reason for the unions is so I can align my flanges and keep pump facing a way that allows me to use the port for the top flange. If I had know it when I had ordered my flange kits for my pumps from Supply House that there was adjustable flange kits but I already had them and had plenty of unions so this is the way I did it.
myers007
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: V & E coal Sotker never used EFM 520 coal stoker
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Eshland C40 boiler coal, wood and electric
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Gibraltar fire palce insert
Coal Size/Type: Nut and rice
Other Heating: Oil boiler

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Re: EFM DF520 Install

PostBy: myers007 On: Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:06 pm

coal stoker wrote:Nice Looking install.
Real Clean!
Are you a Tradesman.
CS


Thanks coal Stoker .... No I am not a Tradesman but I have worked in Industrial Maintenance for years before my current job.

Mark
myers007
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: V & E coal Sotker never used EFM 520 coal stoker
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Eshland C40 boiler coal, wood and electric
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Gibraltar fire palce insert
Coal Size/Type: Nut and rice
Other Heating: Oil boiler

Re: EFM DF520 Install

PostBy: plumberman On: Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:52 pm

you got me confused how do the union align the iso flanges?
plumberman
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: coal gun 130
Coal Size/Type: pea
Other Heating: solar dhw/samsung mini split/oil

Re: EFM DF520 Install

PostBy: myers007 On: Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:45 pm

On February 28th I finally got my EFM 520 fired up and making heat just in time for the cold weather.

My wife has been very supportive of this project but she had her concerns about if it would make enough heat but now she is a believer in how much heat this makes and she loves how warm the house is. :D

If I can get these videos up loaded I will post the first fire.
myers007
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: V & E coal Sotker never used EFM 520 coal stoker
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Eshland C40 boiler coal, wood and electric
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Gibraltar fire palce insert
Coal Size/Type: Nut and rice
Other Heating: Oil boiler

Re: EFM DF520 Install

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:53 pm

You should have had her read the following thread,it would have convinced her of the capability of an EFM520.
From OWB to EFM520 installed in truck box

You can tell her that she will only have to start worrying if all the windows are open & the wind is gusting at 30 mph. :)

Good job on getting it set up,hooked up & fired up. :up:
windyhill4.2
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both

Re: EFM DF520 Install

PostBy: myers007 On: Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:55 pm

windyhill4.2 wrote:You should have had her read the following thread,it would have convinced her of the capability of an EFM520.
From OWB to EFM520 installed in truck box

You can tell her that she will only have to start worrying if all the windows are open & the wind is gusting at 30 mph. :)

Good job on getting it set up,hooked up & fired up. :up:


Thanks....Yes I could have had read that post but it was priceless to see her realize how warm that boiler makes the house.

Here is one of the video.

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myers007
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: V & E coal Sotker never used EFM 520 coal stoker
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Eshland C40 boiler coal, wood and electric
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Gibraltar fire palce insert
Coal Size/Type: Nut and rice
Other Heating: Oil boiler

Re: EFM DF520 Install

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:08 pm

If it sounds like an EFM...
It likely is an EFM. :)
It looked like & said EFM,so the sound was just verification of the fact. :)
windyhill4.2
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both

Re: EFM DF520 Install

PostBy: myers007 On: Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:15 pm

I will up load more later I seem to keep losing the web page.
myers007
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: V & E coal Sotker never used EFM 520 coal stoker
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Eshland C40 boiler coal, wood and electric
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Gibraltar fire palce insert
Coal Size/Type: Nut and rice
Other Heating: Oil boiler

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