EFM AF-150 Take apart Tips, Suggestions

EFM AF-150 Take apart Tips, Suggestions

PostBy: cntbill On: Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:19 am

I Purchased a older 80's AF-150, it was shut down a few days ago or so, and so I'm looking for some suggestions and tips on disassembly. Don't have much experience with an EFM except what I have read here on the forum and seen a few in operation.

I have to get it out of the basement of the house it's in by Saturday. Plan is to take it apart Friday so if I'm lucky and I get help I'll be taking it out Saturday. The outside basement access is more or less a Bilco door so I can't see it coming out in one piece.

My Train of thought is first to get the electrical out of the way, then the plenum and duct work disconnect.
Then from what I've been reading remove the auger, fan and motor cover, then slide the pot out.
Then move on to the covers and blower motor assembly.
Am I missing anything?

So is there anything I have to watch out for? I want to be careful and as gentle as I can as it is in nice condition.

I'm guessing the weight of the main unit after every thing is taken apart would be in the 300-500lb range so it should be manageable by two people, but I'm not sure about getting it up the stairway wether I should lay planks down and drag it up or try a appliance dolly.

So thoughts, suggestions?

Thanks,
Bill...
cntbill
 
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Re: EFM AF-150 Take apart Tips, Suggestions

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:17 am

Planks and dolly, make it easy on yourself.
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Re: EFM AF-150 Take apart Tips, Suggestions

PostBy: cntbill On: Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:41 am

coaledsweat wrote:Planks and dolly, make it easy on yourself.


Yes, I was thinking two furniture dolly's, Thanks
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Re: EFM AF-150 Take apart Tips, Suggestions

PostBy: Pauliewog On: Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:16 pm

coaledsweat wrote:Planks and dolly, make it easy on yourself.


+2 on the Planks and dolly ....... And a come-a-long or chain fall if you have one or can borrow one.

Paulie
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Re: EFM AF-150 Take apart Tips, Suggestions

PostBy: cntbill On: Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:41 pm

Thanks for the suggestions guys ! It's home!

As it turned out there was no way the EFM would fit through the basement doorway without complete disassembly. So completely dissembled it and once apart the main unit was not really that heavy. The homeowner came home when I was finished and I was putting the sheet metal in the truck, he went down and checked it out and suggested that maybe the two of us could just carry it out...well that's what we did, stairs proved to be a little tricky, but we did it.
The only problem I had with disassembly was with the auger and auger tube, couldn't seem to get the auger out nor would the two set screw come loose with the limited tools I had. So I was able to disconnect the motor assembly from the pot, then pulled the pot with the air tube and auger out. So other than this issue everything else went fine. Cudo's to Stoker Don on his assembly video's, watched them and just reversed the process.

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Getting ready to pull the Motor/Fan Assembly
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Motor assembly removed, inverted ash pan supporting pot
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Pot assembly out with connected tubes... yea going to need grates
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Ready to go... sorry for the poor photos, couldn't get flash to work on crappy cell
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It's home! Now for unloading and reassembly
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cntbill
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130 Rebuild Project
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker A70/A90
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Warm Morning 400
Baseburners & Antiques: Radiant Gem 22 by Floyd, Wells Co.
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Buck - Nut and Stove
Other Heating: Fireplace