Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning

PostBy: ben On: Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:18 pm

I thought I would post something since we have been quiet on the EFM link. Today was a good day for cleaning my efm. It takes me about an hour cleaned the baffles with my brush took the stack off, cleaned the lower rear back and usually I get about a tub full of fine powder. This year it was less than half. My shop vac gets a good workout. I will probable do it again this fall. I have an older unit 1966. I run it all year. I was wondering if most of you keep the metal hood on the motor area? I keep mine off and it sets in the corner of the cellar. I guess I like to see the parts moving and easier to oil.
ben
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 350 with an S-20 pot (1966)
Coal Size/Type: Rice

Re: Spring Cleaning

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:22 pm

I keep the stoker cover on. I figure it keeps some dust off the parts, and keeps curious fingers out of harm's way.

Sounds like you got some good coal this year. Less flyash is a good thing. The new auger and pipes might be helping also.
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: Spring Cleaning

PostBy: ben On: Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:27 pm

Rob,
Your absolutely right. New parts made a big difference good coal as well. Would you believe I only used 4 ton since July!
ben
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 350 with an S-20 pot (1966)
Coal Size/Type: Rice