EFM-520 build thread

Re: EFM-520 build thread

PostBy: Mark (PA) On: Mon Oct 20, 2008 7:35 pm

HI Kevin

i'm running 4 feed and 4 air also and my pipe isn't hot at all. maybe give more feed?

its your choice of course!
Mark (PA)
 
Stove/Furnace Make: 1953 EFM SF-520 High Boy
Stove/Furnace Model: Fitzgibbon Boiler

Re: EFM-520 build thread

PostBy: kevin12973 On: Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:17 pm

Im looking to do that really soon, just waiting for cooler temps to take hold. I am holding 160 to 185 with 3 and 3 with just the timer running the unit mostly. whoIm thinking 4 and 4 will bring temps up to high limit and shut the stoker down again. Mabey in a couple days. Any you guys going to coal fest this saturday?
kevin12973
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 1956 SF-520 hot water

Re: EFM-520 build thread

PostBy: billw On: Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:19 pm

Nah, I need to get my system finished. I've got a radiator to repair and get the oil unit back together.
billw
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 520
Stove/Furnace Model: GOODBYE OIL COMPANY

Re: EFM-520 build thread

PostBy: coal berner On: Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:50 pm

Kevin what timer are you using the wil-burts will run twice ever 30 min and once every hr I am running mine
at 2min every hour my feed is 3 teeth 7.5lbs a hour the stoker runs 2 hr a day 15lbs of coal per day the air is 5.5 because
I am burning buck you need more air with buck I started it up on 10/10/08 at 3pm and I have not dump the ash yet the # 1 Sq tub is only half full auqastat is at 140F low 180F high the stack temp stays at 95f on idel and when it fires up it will hit 140f to 160F and back down to 95f the T stat is set at 71F at 5am at 11am it is set for 69F at 5pm 69F and at 11pm 71F same setting for the weekends the stoker made heat 3 times since 10/10/08 upstairs zone is 1640 sq ft the downstairs is 1500 sq ft I did not set the T stat to come on yet down there will do when the temps stay cold outside are you coming in on Friday or Saturday
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: EFM-520 build thread

PostBy: coal berner On: Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:52 pm

billw wrote:Nah, I need to get my system finished. I've got a radiator to repair and get the oil unit back together.

Come on bill take a day off and have some fun you are not that far away you could pick up the longer auger & tube
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: EFM-520 build thread

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:26 pm

billw wrote:Nah, I need to get my system finished. I've got a radiator to repair and get the oil unit back together.


That's what I like about this forum. Some people spend the weekend on the couch in front of the TV. Bill would you like my list of what I should be doing this Saturday instead of going to the Fall M & G? Take a day off...
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: EFM-520 build thread

PostBy: franpipeman On: Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:32 pm

please.......................where is coal fest?
franpipeman
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: efm 520 stoker fitzgibbons pressure vessel
Hand Fed Coal Stove: harman, russo
Coal Size/Type: rice

Re: EFM-520 build thread

PostBy: kevin12973 On: Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:53 pm

I have the intermatic timer.Do you think I could do once an hour with rice. I will be at the meet sat morn. Ramada Inn 101 S progress ave Pottsville, PA 17901 Be there at 9:30.
kevin12973
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 1956 SF-520 hot water

Re: EFM-520 build thread

PostBy: billw On: Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:07 pm

Yeah, maybe it's time for a day off. I've been going 7 days since May. It's time I put some faces to all of the names.
Now I have to go read that thread to see what the day's entertainment is going to be. Something coal related I hope :D
billw
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 520
Stove/Furnace Model: GOODBYE OIL COMPANY

Re: EFM-520 build thread

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:16 pm

I actually have no clue what we will be doing...time to panic! :shock: :oops:
Wood'nCoal
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert

Re: EFM-520 build thread

PostBy: kevin12973 On: Thu Oct 23, 2008 6:19 pm

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Installed manometer to examine draft performance. While sitting there not running it is .02 to .03. I capped the tee where the baro damper was for now.
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kevin12973
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 1956 SF-520 hot water

Re: EFM-520 build thread

PostBy: kevin12973 On: Thu Oct 23, 2008 6:29 pm

This morn I made some adjustments, 4 and 4 on air and turned aquastat up to 160. Didnt work out too good. When I got home this evening it was up to 200 degrees and the high limit was holding the timer from running the unit its normal cycle. So I returned settings back and when the unit finally fired back to life the coal took off with help from a little extra boost of air. It hasent fired in at least 1 1/2 hour and was still able to refire. :D Knowing that I changed the timer to 3 minuites every one hour. See how that goes.
kevin12973
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 1956 SF-520 hot water

Re: EFM-520 build thread

PostBy: coal berner On: Thu Oct 23, 2008 6:45 pm

kevin12973 wrote:I have the intermatic timer.Do you think I could do once an hour with rice. I will be at the meet sat morn. Ramada Inn 101 S progress ave Pottsville, PA 17901 Be there at 9:30.

Try 2 or 3 min every hr on the timer and try 140F low & 180F high on the Aquastat
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: EFM-520 build thread

PostBy: coal berner On: Thu Oct 23, 2008 6:47 pm

franpipeman wrote:please.......................where is coal fest?

Hi Fran Read this thread for all info on the Meet & Greet Fall 2008 Meet and Greet (AKA Coal Nerd Fest)
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: EFM-520 build thread

PostBy: coal berner On: Thu Oct 23, 2008 7:08 pm

kevin12973 wrote:
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why did you do that .02 to .03 three is good adjust the baro to your Manomenter did you check the manoment with the
cap back on the chimney pipe you will see how high your draft will be when it starts stoke up I bet you will see .06 or more
with the cap on and the baro off you will be heating the neighborhood up outside
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520