EFM Steam Boiler Vs. Hot Water???

EFM Steam Boiler Vs. Hot Water???

PostBy: jmg460 On: Mon. Aug. 25, 2008 11:10 pm

Can anyone tell me the difference in design between an EFM steam boiler and a EFM hot water stoker? Can a coal-fired EFM steam boiler be used or
retrofited to a hot water baseboard appilcation? Was the 520 made in both steam and hot water configurations? If so, are most components the same?

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Re: EFM Steam Boiler Vs. Hot Water???

PostBy: stoker-man On: Tue. Aug. 26, 2008 5:23 am

The 520 boiler can be used for steam or hot water. The only difference in the kits are the controls. If it has been used for steam and not properly set up or maintained, look for rust damage. Otherwise, it's the exact same boiler and stoker.
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: 1981 efm wcb-24 in use 365 days a year
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Chestnut
Other Heating: Hearthstone wood stove