Yet Another EFM520 Install Thread!

Yet Another EFM520 Install Thread!

PostBy: coalkirk On: Sat. Jan. 21, 2017 10:11 am

Well I went to just look at an EFM this week. Of course I took my trailer and cash just incase. And what do you know, it followed me home. With all these boiler threads and install videos flying around here I got the bug. So I am now the proud owner of a 1981. It has been refurbed and looks to be in very nice condition. I'm planning the install now. Shopping for fittings, etc. I'll post pics along the way and some videos. Later today Stokerdon is coming by and we are going to fire up the stoker for a little driveway burn just to make sure she's seaworthy.

My Harman boiler has served me well for 14 years and probably would for another 14. But when you get the 14 year itch things must change. So if anyone is thinking about making the jump from a stove to central coal heat PM me. She will soon be available.
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coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1981 EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: anthracite/rice coal


Re: Yet Another EFM520 Install Thread!

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat. Jan. 21, 2017 10:16 am

Nice Terry. Although you're a tad late, if I remember (that's graspin straws though) it used to be the 7 yr itch! ;)
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut

Re: Yet Another EFM520 Install Thread!

PostBy: coalkirk On: Sat. Jan. 21, 2017 10:17 am

You are right. I've been scratching for 7 years! :oops: :shock:
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1981 EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: anthracite/rice coal

Re: Yet Another EFM520 Install Thread!

PostBy: StokerDon On: Sat. Jan. 21, 2017 10:38 am

HA, HA! Payback time!

Your Harman was the first stoker boiler I ever saw in person, many years ago. A month and a half later, I had a Yellow Flame stoker boiler, then a Losch, then a GJ,,, ect...

Here's a video of how an S-20 stoker progresses from lite-off to full fire.
https://youtu.be/yPjFYoUw1CA

-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: Yet Another EFM520 Install Thread!

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Sat. Jan. 21, 2017 12:09 pm

Well CK, after you install & fire up that EFM520,you will no longer ever have to worry about your boiler keeping you warm.

It won't matter how cold it gets outside ! :)
Nice looking unit . :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: Yet Another EFM520 Install Thread!

PostBy: CoalJockey On: Sat. Jan. 21, 2017 6:02 pm

Very nice Terry, very nice.

Gives me something to shoot for here as mine moves along. If I can make mine look half as Purdy as yours, then I will be well pleased. :)
CoalJockey
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: (2) EFM 520's, 900, 1300
Hand Fed Coal Stove: (2) Warm Morning Stoves

Re: Yet Another EFM520 Install Thread!

PostBy: David... On: Sat. Jan. 21, 2017 6:05 pm

Ugh, you guys are killing me. A stoker boiler would be awesome.

David
David...
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby clone
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Stove/Furnace Make: Penn

Re: Yet Another EFM520 Install Thread!

PostBy: ben On: Sun. Jan. 22, 2017 10:21 am

That looks like a nice clean unit. I'm sure you'll be pleased.
ben
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 350 with an S-20 pot (1966)
Coal Size/Type: Rice


Re: Yet Another EFM520 Install Thread!

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Sun. Jan. 22, 2017 7:46 pm

Was that on Craigslist for $2500?
If so, I almost went to go see it.
cArNaGe
 

Re: Yet Another EFM520 Install Thread!

PostBy: coalkirk On: Sun. Jan. 22, 2017 9:39 pm

Yes, in Tamaqua.
coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1981 EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: anthracite/rice coal

Re: Yet Another EFM520 Install Thread!

PostBy: myers007 On: Sun. Jan. 22, 2017 10:03 pm

Wow that is a nice clean boiler, I am looking forward to another 520 install.
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: Yet Another EFM520 Install Thread!

PostBy: coalkirk On: Fri. Jan. 27, 2017 7:49 am

I'm "ramped up" to move this EFM in the basement Saturday and pull the Harman out. Should be fun. I'll take some pics along the way. Sorry! damn sideways pics again.
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coalkirk
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1981 EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: anthracite/rice coal

Re: Yet Another EFM520 Install Thread!

PostBy: titleist1 On: Fri. Jan. 27, 2017 7:56 am

Nice! Do you have some strong backs lined up to help or are you winching it down there?
titleist1
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: Yet Another EFM520 Install Thread!

PostBy: StokerDon On: Fri. Jan. 27, 2017 9:09 am

It's about time you updated this thread. I was getting worried that you might have gone off the idea.

If we are going to push through all the way to getting the Harman out and setting the EFM in the boiler room, we might even start a little plumbing. I'll bring some plumbing parts just in case.

-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: Yet Another EFM520 Install Thread!

PostBy: CoalHeat On: Fri. Jan. 27, 2017 9:36 am

You will love that EFM!
CoalHeat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Baseburners & Antiques: Sears Signal Oak 15 & Andes Kitchen Range
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert