efm worm

efm worm

PostBy: zickeres On: Sat Nov 01, 2008 9:07 pm

Does anyone know the smallest size worm you can get for a efm stoker? my present 2 piece worm 87" long broke. I like to replace it with a smaller one outside the coal bin so i don,t have to move all that coal to service it. Do they make a one piece worm? Any tips would be welcomed. Rick :?:
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Stove/Furnace Make: efm

Re: Anyone burning Blashack?

PostBy: coal berner On: Sat Nov 01, 2008 11:11 pm

Rick you can make the Auger & Tube any length you need But if you shorted the Auger & Tube you will need to move
either the coal bin or the boiler closer to one another You are fedding out of a a coal bin right or are using a 55 gal drum
The stock Pot Auger is 48.5 " long The Mid Auger is 63.5 " The bin Auger comes in 48" or 69 " you can cut and make any size to fit Your needs Just remember you will have to move the bin closer to the boiler or the boiler closer to the bin
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: efm worm

PostBy: stoker-man On: Sun Nov 02, 2008 7:28 am

Even using the full length pot worm will enable you to have a drum of coal 20" from the boiler.

As always, efm does not recommend this because of the CO problem.
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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 worm

PostBy: zickeres On: Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:17 am

I am feeding out of a 55 gal drum. I can move thr drum closer with no problem. Can i use just the pot auger alone? Also is the 2 piece worm left hand thread? Thanks Rick
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Stove/Furnace Make: efm

Re: efm worm

PostBy: stoker-man On: Sun Nov 02, 2008 2:26 pm

The worm threads are left hand turn.

You can use the short worm alone, at your own risk.
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 worm

PostBy: Pa Dealer On: Sun Nov 02, 2008 5:35 pm

Just remember when using the standard burnner feed worm or starter worm 45 3/4 inches long feeding out of a 55 gallon drum ALWAYS KEEP THE DRUM FULL TO THE TOP. If you have a lid for the drum its a good idea to keep it on. Also,its a good idea to have a screen on the barrel to keep out any big chunks of garbage.

R Y
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 DF
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM DF 520
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker

Re: efm worm

PostBy: coal berner On: Sun Nov 02, 2008 5:58 pm

stoker-man wrote:Even using the full length pot worm will enable you to have a drum of coal 20" from the boiler.

As always, efm does not recommend this because of the CO problem.

The Pot auger & tube only sticks 17.5 " from the base to short I would put at lease 28" to 30" of auger onto it 48" would
be perfect in most cases to add on to the Pot auger My Pot auger is 48.5 " from end to end only 17.5 " sticks out of the base I added 30" to the Pot auger there are around 10 to 15 Pot augers at the shop all are 48.5" long If you use just the pot auger you will have smoke and CO coming out of the drum if you do not keep the drum full Plus 17.5 " with a Plastic drum is way to close in my opinion with a steel drum OK but you will have the smoke issue and Co And I just seen that I posted this in the wrong area Sorry Stoker-man/ Chris for whatever reason I hit your Qutoe Button sorry I must of been thinking of you :lol:
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520