efm 520 cost

efm 520 cost

PostBy: Johnny G On: Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:42 am

I am thinking of buying a efm520 coal boiler but question the price tag. $7500.00. The boiler, base, controls etc. are new. The stoker is rebuilt with new moter, bushings etc.. No boiler jacket. $450.00 extra,timer $150.00 extra,oil burner plate etc. $300.00 extra. Sound good? Also was wondering how much coal I would use per year. House is in Dutchess County, NY and is 1200 sqft. ranch with a finished basement of 700 sqft. Boiler will have three zones. Upstairs,downstairs and dwh using a boilermate. House is well insulated with new windows and doors. Right now I am burning around 700 gallons of oil a year. The guy told me that I don't need the jacket and should leave the door open to the basement and get heat off the boiler to heat the basement. Any help,comments would be greatly apreciated.
Johnny G
 
Stove/Furnace Make: efm
Stove/Furnace Model: efm 520

Re: efm 520 cost

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:03 am

A new one would cost about that much. Buy a used or refurbished one. There are a few members that could help you if thats what you want, just post a "wanted" add in the "For Sale" forum. It could cut the cost of a new unit by 50-75% and heat your home the same as a new one. Try to remember, a forty year old EFM has a better life expectancy than its owner. :)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: efm 520 cost

PostBy: chabbo On: Sun Aug 03, 2008 10:22 am

Johnny G:

Welcome. I just purchased a brand new EFM 520 coal stoker boiler (without the oil burner) in June, 2008, at a cost of $8,200. I believe since then the price has increased by $1,200 to $1,300 due to much higher steel prices. I am in the process now of having it professionally installed for another $5,500 ($3000-$3500 in additional parts, like 2 custom made water to air exchangers and adding radiant heat to a finished room in the basement). Hope that helps, but Stoker-man from the EFM thread is very helpful and responsive to questions that you might have.

Manny
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Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

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Re: efm 520 cost

PostBy: stoker-man On: Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:04 am

If you want one right away, it might be OK, but I feel the price is too high.
stoker-man
 
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 cost

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Aug 03, 2008 3:43 pm

That price is for a used one? Seems high. For not too much more a new one would be the way to go.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: efm 520 cost

PostBy: stoker-man On: Sun Aug 03, 2008 4:34 pm

The things in his favor are:

No sales tax, I hope. Savings $400 over new.

Everything seems to be new. If that includes new burner plates, worms, and pipes, and gooseneck bushing and most of all immediate availability, then maybe it's a deal, but I wouldn't be smiling about it. Whoever is selling it knows the market well.

A new unit may not be available until December, at this point. I'm building the final 30 units of my career over the next few weeks and the rest of the backlog will fall to another.
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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 cost

PostBy: 1termite On: Sun Aug 03, 2008 4:53 pm

try this guy. i talked to him 2 weeks ago so i don't know what he my have now but it would not hurt to call. David at 518 623 2090 he had 2 efm 520 tube boliers for 4500.00 each, 1 520 plate bolier for 6000.00 and 1 520 hot air for 4500.00 timer for 150.00
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Stove/Furnace Make: efm
Stove/Furnace Model: df520

Re: efm 520 cost

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Aug 03, 2008 5:46 pm

Johnny G wrote: Right now I am burning around 700 gallons of oil a year.


1 ton of coal is about 180 gallons of oil so I'd venture to guess about 3.5 tons. Probably 4 or 5 if you keep it going all year. Keep in mind that includes DHW and a comfortably warm house. :)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: efm 520 cost

PostBy: Johnny G On: Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:38 pm

Stokerman tax is $525.00
1termite that is who I spoke with.
Johnny G
 
Stove/Furnace Make: efm
Stove/Furnace Model: efm 520

Re: efm 520 cost

PostBy: stoker-man On: Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:20 am

I spoke with Dave and tried to get an understanding of what was going on.

Sometimes, not all the parts of a complete unit are wanted by the customer. For instance, not everyone uses a coal bin, so the long auger and worm can be eliminated, although, efm does not recommend this. Some don't need a domestic coil because they use an indirect heater. Some don't want the jacket because they use the emitted boiler heat to heat their basements. I don't know how anybody gets away without the timer in the summer. I don't like the idea of NOT using the supplied triple aquastat unless 2 L4006s are used. One for low and one for high limit safety. A rebuilt stoker may be OK depending upon what was replaced.

The advantage of Dave's type of approach is to suit the complete unit to the customer's needs and in this instance, have one available for immediate installation. If you would like a complete unit, there should be some available very soon.

I will post the list of items of a complete stoker, as supplied to our dealers by efm, on the efm forum as soon as I get some time.
stoker-man
 
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 cost

PostBy: e.alleg On: Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:14 pm

I would put in your order and get a new one if you can afford it. The savings by converting to coal will pay for a new one pretty quickly. I bought an old used one and it works but if I had the cash I would have bought a new one. The installation is the same new or used, the difference is on a used one you might be installing a few over the course of a lifetime, with a new one you do it once and if done right that's it.
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Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

Re: efm 520 cost

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:57 pm

Johnny G. Hi, I have dealt with Dave from Warrensburg and found him to be a honest, respected guy. Yes his prices are high, but in N.Y. who has prices that are cheaper? No one... The rebuilt machines he sells are top quality and the new ones are competitively priced. I bought a older 520 from him last Dec. and could't be happier. Everyone I've talked to has nothing but the best to say about Dave. He makes his living selling EFM's. He sells most by reputation only. I suggest you talk to Dave again because the number of units, new or used, isn't there. When it gets cold , everyone is gonna be shaking in their boots. And the availability will be a problem. They are hard to come by in august!!!!!! :) Scott
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520x4, 700. Van Wert 1200.
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: EFM 150, Keystoker 150
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck

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