Shutting down 520

Shutting down 520

PostBy: Ed John On: Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:02 pm

Well just completed the installation of my new 520... everthing went great.... all fired up today... working as expected... Then it occured to me how do I shut this thing down ( put the fire out ) if I need to do some work on it or clean it out? I don't see this covered in the manual.... anyone have a procedure?
Ed John
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: DF 520

Re: Shutting down 520

PostBy: Pa Dealer On: Fri Oct 10, 2008 7:59 am

Shut off the power switch and let it go out ,or kill power and rake out pot if repairs are needed to pot.
Pa Dealer
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 DF
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM DF 520
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker

Re: Shutting down 520

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Oct 10, 2008 8:14 am

The EFM is quite similar to my Van-Wert, it will burn for many hours after you shut it down and take quite a while to cool. Other than covering the fire pot with sand or something along those lines you can't just turn it off. Generally speaking we shut our off once a year for maintenance so its really not an issue to wait 5 or 5 hours to work on it.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Shutting down 520

PostBy: Ed John On: Fri Oct 10, 2008 8:49 pm

If I just shut off the power... will the fire slowly burn down in the pot and then proceed down the stoker tube? ... or will it just get smothered out?
Ed John
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: DF 520

Re: Shutting down 520

PostBy: Pa Dealer On: Sat Oct 11, 2008 8:58 am

Ed John,just turn the stoker off,the coal in the pot will just go out and end there. It wont keep burning into the coal tube. If you want to work on the stoker in a hurry before the pot goes out either rake out the coals into the ash tub or put a couple shovles of ashes onto the pot.No ill effects.
Pa Dealer
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 DF
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM DF 520
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker

Re: Shutting down 520

PostBy: Ed John On: Sat Oct 11, 2008 9:29 am

That's what I needed to know... thank you... this forum is great...
Ed John
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: DF 520

Re: Shutting down 520

PostBy: e.alleg On: Sat Oct 11, 2008 10:36 pm

You could also shut off the power, then use your crank and feed all the hot coals into the ash bucket.
e.alleg
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

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