Replace the fire pot burner plates

Replace the fire pot burner plates

PostBy: Paul produce farmer On: Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:24 pm

I have a 520 stoker and the coal wasn't burning right and I noticed a couple of the burner plates are warped and one has a hole in it; it still working and I lowered the coal intake to keep the fire even. I hate to tear it down for a fix in Feb; what is entailed to replace a couple of the burner plates and what kind of issues may arise in the replacement that may cause me grief. I would like to hold out until late April if I can. Any help out there? Thank you. Paul
Paul produce farmer
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520
Coal Size/Type: rice
Other Heating: Keystocker k-8

Re: Replace the fire pot burner plates

PostBy: Olllotj On: Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:43 pm

Thanks to Stoker Don, here is a you tube series of videos. Step by step how to replace the grates for ya.

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL ... 6v1j5tHpzC

Looks like a easy job, Good luck
Olllotj
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KB-8
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat
Other Heating: Utica Propane Hot Water Baseboard

Re: Replace the fire pot burner plates

PostBy: Paul produce farmer On: Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:20 pm

Thank you for the you tube
Paul produce farmer
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520
Coal Size/Type: rice
Other Heating: Keystocker k-8

Re: Replace the fire pot burner plates

PostBy: McGiever On: Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:14 am

ebay has a set, they were $525.00, DAMN, AA are lifetime warranted and I doubt anyone ever had a claim!!
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Replace the fire pot burner plates

PostBy: Rob R. On: Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:42 am

McGiever wrote:ebay has a set, they were $525.00, DAMN, AA are lifetime warranted and I doubt anyone ever had a claim!!


The last set of EFM grates I bought was about $200. $525 seems way out of line unless there has been some dramatic price increase that I didn't hear about.

As for the AA grate, that thing is sure a beastly piece of steel. Keep the rollers working and the linkage in good shape and it should last two lifetimes.
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: Replace the fire pot burner plates

PostBy: McGiever On: Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:10 am

For $525.00 there was a 'cast ring' included too.
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Replace the fire pot burner plates

PostBy: StokerDon On: Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:19 pm

McGiever wrote:For $525.00 there was a 'cast ring' included too.

As far as I know, the burn plates don't come from EFM with a "ring". $525 is way high even if it comes with the ash ring. The ash rings don't go bad!

I think my set was $325 from Mark's Supply.

Olllotj wrote:Looks like a easy job, Good luck

Easy if your EFM stoker is inside of a Gentleman Janitor boiler! I honestly don't know how the EFM 520 guys put up with the lack of access panels. If you have a round door I'm pretty sure you have to pull the whole stoker out. Maybe I'm wrong?

If the burn plates have been in there a long time and anti-seize was not used, The nut/bolts will have to be cut off.

-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: Replace the fire pot burner plates

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:54 am

McGiever wrote:ebay has a set, they were $525.00, DAMN, AA are lifetime warranted and I doubt anyone ever had a claim!!

My 28 year old grate still had the welder's chalk on it! ;)
coaledsweat
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: Replace the fire pot burner plates

PostBy: Paul produce farmer On: Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:36 pm

I paid $315 for a set of plates, nuts and bolts and three gaskets from EFM dealer in February 2017
Paul produce farmer
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520
Coal Size/Type: rice
Other Heating: Keystocker k-8