Hi, I already got the DF 520 used from one of the forum members. Going to put the 520 on the flue and the oil will eventually be power vented. Also got 6 ton rice delivered, but i'll keep CSM in mine when it's time to order more coal.
I'm going to attempt to build the boiler myself but I think I will need a plumber to tie it into the forced hot water system. I'm leaning on running them in parallel, but maybe a plumber would recommend in series??? Don't know which is benifical in my case?
Thanks for the info !
whistlenut wrote:Normy, I don't have any pics, but you can look over the site and find EFM's, AHS's, Axeman-Andersons, Harman's, Keystokers.
What are you looking for? New or used, rice coal burner, or a pea coal unit. Hot water I assume. There is a dealer in South Central Mass called CSM that does EFM, Keystokers for new units. I have talked to him several times and he's a nice guy. Runs a machine shop as a business, got into coal because he couldn't find anyone to help him get a coal boiler to heat his machine shops. I think he even sells bulk and bagged now.
CSM 248 Main St , Monson, Ma 01057 (413) 267-4334 Google CSM, Monson Ma.
What are you going to heat? 'This old house' monster or a regular sized home? Chimney info? Oil or Gas now? Separate flues?
I assume you are supplementing a regular heating system. Going to go all coal, not a duel fuel rig?
I know, toooo many questions! I do know of an Axeman-Anderson 130 boiler and also a 520 EFM. I run two AA 260's in apt buildings I built, an EFM 520 at my home, and an EFM 900 (big boy) at a commercial building I built. The forum members will help you out. Understand there are no new units available anywhere.