EFM is all fixed up and ready to go

EFM is all fixed up and ready to go

PostBy: mooseman100 On: Fri May 05, 2017 8:41 pm

Well Scottscoaled was graciois enough to stop by my place today on his way south. We replaced the old stoker. The spacer that was on it put the shaft on a bind and wore out bushings in pot and on short worm. Looks like this stoker was not really meant for this boiler. But anyway, we are up amd running. I can turn the auger with my fingers, took a rachet before. Before I would shear 4-5 pins a year, typically resulting in an out fire.
We also replaced my ancient aquastat and timer. Rewired the entire setup to be more clean. I learned so much today on operation of these units and coal in general.
We have nobody in my area that knows much about coal and zero on EFM.
So very productive day. Still not ready for winter to start though, LOL!
Thanks Scott, job well done.
mooseman100
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520
Stove/Furnace Model: EFM 520

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Re: EFM is all fixed up and ready to go

PostBy: davidmcbeth3 On: Sat May 06, 2017 1:17 am

Hammers, duct tape, and beer ... all fixed !

Good job. <pics?>
davidmcbeth3
 
Coal Size/Type: nut/pea/anthra
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 503

Re: EFM is all fixed up and ready to go

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat May 06, 2017 8:25 am

I had the pleasure of seeing a few pictures of the stoker before it started the voyage south. I have seen some stokers straight from the EFM factory that were not put together with that much attention to detail.

I am glad you didn't abandon the EFM and look forward to hearing what you think in the fall.
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: EFM is all fixed up and ready to go

PostBy: StokerDon On: Sat May 06, 2017 8:52 am

Glad to hear Scott got that unit put back together the way it should be. Now if you clean it and lube it regularly, it will be many years before anything brakes or wares out!

-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: EFM is all fixed up and ready to go

PostBy: ricoman2737 On: Sat May 06, 2017 9:29 am

You were fortunate to have one of the best EFM Techs to help you out.

I just hope this statement doesn't go to his head. :D :D

John
ricoman2737
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat
Other Heating: Lennox Fuel Oil boiler as a backup
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: EFM is all fixed up and ready to go

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Sat May 06, 2017 9:43 pm

ricoman2737 wrote:You were fortunate to have one of the best EFM Techs to help you out.

I just hope this statement doesn't go to his head. :D :D

John


Yeah right John!!!!!

Just got back in town after 20 grueling hours of highway and see this post. Yep, stopped at Brent's place on the way to pick up the son from college. Brent is a pretty cool guy. Easy to talk to and great sense of humor. You guys should see his place! Wow! He is one of those guys that does it all pretty well. From the house to the porch to the garage,,,,,Everything is, well, really nice and put together right. And high end. His boiler room is like that too. He loads the coal with a skidsteer and uses the big bags. Nicely set up system. Cracks me up that he came up with a nice setup like that with only the help from reading the forum. Way to go :yes: :yes: Made my trip from hell a real treat. Thank you Brent. :clap:

That has to be a record. Hahaha. 7 hours one way for a service call on a coal boiler. Thanks for the good words guys. It's good to be recognized.
Scottscoaled
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520, 700, Van Wert 800 GJ 61,53
Baseburners & Antiques: Magic Stewart 16, times 2!
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck
Other Heating: Slant Fin electric boiler backup

Re: EFM is all fixed up and ready to go

PostBy: mooseman100 On: Sun May 07, 2017 5:40 pm

Glad you made it safe Scott. Hope your back gets to feeling better. You are always welcome to break the trip up here anytime you like. We'll leave the light on for ya!
mooseman100
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520
Stove/Furnace Model: EFM 520

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