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

Re: Power outage no problem for my EFM

PostBy: ben On: Wed May 03, 2017 7:10 am

Monday night our power was off for 6.5 hours due to the storm. No problem with my EFM held the fire perfectly now this am 39 so pumping out some heat. 160-180 I set it on summer settings two weeks ago after cleaning.
ben
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 350 with an S-20 pot (1966)
Coal Size/Type: Rice