I am new to this forum and coal heat in general. I have a large 1800's house in Pottsville that I would like to install an efm 520 or larger in.
A few years ago I ripped out an old V-E stoker that had been converted to oil 30 years ago (it was shot). I replaced it with a new
Weil-McClain gold P-WTGO-4 145K/126K oil burner. Big mistake - a plumber whom I mistakenly trusted sized the unit for me and it is underated for the house.
An efm 520 seems to be the most poplular and available stoker. Can you tell me what the larger efm furnace models are? Are they similar
in design and operation to the 520? I plan to leave the oil burner in place as backup and pipe up the coal stoker in series. The entire house
is hot water/copper fin baseboard.
I would like to locate a used 520 in good condition and plan to install it myself. I would be willing to remove one from an existing home also.
Who is the local dealer (to get parts) for these Furnaces in the Pottsville area?
Any information or leads that you could provide would be greatly appreciated. I have listed my email address below.