EFM 520 has landed

Re: EFM 520 has landed

PostBy: e.alleg On: Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:19 pm

whatever you do, never use the green pipe dope. It seals the joints OK, but it gets on your clothes and never washes off. It comes off skin with paint thinner if your lucky. I like the black RTV idea. Even better is to adapt to copper as close to the boiler as possible, if it doesn't leak when your done you can forget about it and it's easier.
e.alleg
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

Re: EFM 520 has landed

PostBy: billw On: Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:24 am

Note to BillW, and everyone else, the discussion panel is for discussing the article. E.g if you wanted to discuss the article you can do it there.


Sounds good. As I come up with questions about the install I'll post them there first. Hopefully the KB gets the traffic that the forum does.
billw
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 520
Stove/Furnace Model: GOODBYE OIL COMPANY

Re: EFM 520 has landed

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:21 pm

It will in time once I get it integrated better.
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Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

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Re: EFM 520 has landed

PostBy: stoker-man On: Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:56 pm

I looked at the KB pictures, and that is an OOOld efm.
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: 1981 efm wcb-24 in use 365 days a year
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Chestnut
Other Heating: Hearthstone wood stove

Re: EFM 520 has landed

PostBy: billw On: Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:40 pm

I found the plate with the model number below the coil plate. Unfortunately a lot of the numbers are illegible. On the bottom left of the plate was stamped 1959 and some letters. Could that be the year of manufacture?
billw
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 520
Stove/Furnace Model: GOODBYE OIL COMPANY

Re: EFM 520 has landed

PostBy: stoker-man On: Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:18 pm

Look on the stoker itself for the serial number. coal berner might recognize the clean-out cover shown on the picture as being from 1959.
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: 1981 efm wcb-24 in use 365 days a year
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Chestnut
Other Heating: Hearthstone wood stove

Re: EFM 520 has landed

PostBy: coal berner On: Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:18 am

billw wrote:I found the plate with the model number below the coil plate. Unfortunately a lot of the numbers are illegible. On the bottom left of the plate was stamped 1959 and some letters. Could that be the year of manufacture?

Bill it is A 1959 Fitzgibbon boiler And it is in Better shape then my 1986 EFM General Machine co. boiler
And My sweat was all over it to loading it up on your truck :lol:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: EFM 520 has landed

PostBy: coal berner On: Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:21 am

stoker-man wrote:Look on the stoker itself for the serial number. coal berner might recognize the clean-out cover shown on the picture as being from 1959.

I know it very well it is a 59 Fitzgibbon boiler I get to see all of the stoker boilers coming in and out of that shop ;)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
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Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: EFM 520 has landed

PostBy: billw On: Wed Jun 11, 2008 7:20 am

I know it very well it is a 59 Fitzgibbon boiler I get to see all of the stoker boilers coming in and out of that shop

And you get to sweat over a couple of them too. Hey the boiler is 7 years younger than me and I still work, well sometimes. :)
billw
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 520
Stove/Furnace Model: GOODBYE OIL COMPANY

Re: EFM 520 has landed

PostBy: billw On: Wed Jun 11, 2008 1:54 pm

I didn't want to hijack stoker man's thread about stack temps so I'll ask here. Can you put a magic heat on the stack of a coal unit? I have one on my oil unit but it didn't work well. By the time the thermistor came up to temp and turned the unit on the oil burner was done firing.
billw
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 520
Stove/Furnace Model: GOODBYE OIL COMPANY

Re: EFM 520 has landed

PostBy: LsFarm On: Wed Jun 11, 2008 3:40 pm

During the dead of winter, if your home requires the EFM to be firing fairly hot all the time,, then a stack blower [magic heat] will extract some heat from the flue..

However: make sure you have plenty of draft, the magic heat's do restrict the air flow some, and can collect flyash as well.. mount the magic heat vertically only.. [ask Matthaus].

But you can extract some heat.. not sure if it is worth purchasing a Magic heat for the amount of heat extracted...

Greg L.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

Re: EFM 520 has landed

PostBy: stoker-man On: Wed Jun 11, 2008 3:50 pm

Not sure if it would even work on a modern oil burning unit anyway. efm stopped making them long ago because turbulators in the tubes were resulting in a 350 degree stack temperature. This is the ideal temperature for a non-insulated chimney to avoid damaging condensation.
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: 1981 efm wcb-24 in use 365 days a year
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Chestnut
Other Heating: Hearthstone wood stove

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