REFURBISH EFM 520

REFURBISH EFM 520

PostBy: prussian7489 On: Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:31 am

I have a severly rusted EFM 520. The EFM 520 is severly rusted in the back wall which mounts the stovepipe receptor. Does anyone have any suggestions to resurrect this unit? Will EFM or or any of their dealers refurbish an EFM 520? What does a new EFM 520 unit cost? Will EFM be manufacturing the EFM 350 unit and what will that cost because our home is only 1500 square foot and the EFM 520 is OVERKILL? Is there another good anthracite rice coal furnace by another company that is better sized to our home and better priced? If you have any good ideas then leave a message here or just call me at 484-547-8630. Thanks in advance. Jay
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Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

Re: REFURBISH EFM 520

PostBy: stoker-man On: Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:41 am

efms are refurbished all the time. Send a PM to coal berner on this forum.
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Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Chestnut
Other Heating: Hearthstone wood stove

Re: REFURBISH EFM 520

PostBy: prussian7489 On: Sat Jun 07, 2008 12:47 am

I got ahold of scrapperjr and he said he could make me a set of back plates. Lucked out and found a welder who is currently working on historic first steam locomotives at STEAM TOWN. This guy really knows steam, pressure vessels and metallurgy and is working on high pressure steam engines welding and riveting daily. He works out of Hometown, PA. I recommend him to anyone who wants a good analysis of their unit for repairs. He took a few moments and saw significant steam scoring around the coil plate that cut deep into the supporting back of the furnace that the coil plate bolts on. I do not have the trained eye but he spotted it immediately.
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Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

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Re: REFURBISH EFM 520

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Jun 07, 2008 1:38 am

Please don't start two topics on the same subject, if I had seen this before i would have locked it then.

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Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

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