Is this a 520?

Is this a 520?

PostBy: ceccil On: Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:41 pm

Found this for sale on another site. I don't own a boiler nor do I know much about them. Seller says this boiler is 2 mo. old but is to small for his application and has price of $8,000. Says the price is way below retail. Is this really the case? Just seems to be a little pricy for way below retail price. What is a rough price for a new one of these?

Jeff
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Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, Harman
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Mark III

Re: Is this a 520?

PostBy: Razzler On: Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:55 pm

Yes it's a 520. it was on E-bay i think the top bid was $3100 or so. You would think if he wanted to sell it for that much he would at least clean it up before taking the pictures! I would say between $8000 and $9000 you could buy a shiny brand-new one. ;)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Buck

Re: Is this a 520?

PostBy: ceccil On: Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:00 pm

Thanks Raz, as I said I don't really know anything about boilers. Was just curious. I guess if it were that new probably 5K would be a good deal. :)

Jeff
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Re: Is this a 520?

PostBy: coal berner On: Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:00 pm

ceccil wrote:Found this for sale on another site. I don't own a boiler nor do I know much about them. Seller says this boiler is 2 mo. old but is to small for his application and has price of $8,000. Says the price is way below retail. Is this really the case? Just seems to be a little pricy for way below retail price. What is a rough price for a new one of these?

Jeff

It is a New DF520 Price will depend on what Opitions you order with it and what dealer you get it from for a two month
old Furnace not that bad depending what comes with it
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: Is this a 520?

PostBy: coal berner On: Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:02 pm

Razzler wrote:Yes it's a 520. it was on E-bay i think the top bid was $3100 or so. You would think if he wanted to sell it for that much he would at least clean it up before taking the pictures! I would say between $8000 and $9000 you could buy a shiny brand-new one. ;)

8K won't buy you a new one
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: Is this a 520?

PostBy: stoker-man On: Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:09 pm

8K won't buy you a new one, no chance. If taxes aren't included, it's pricey, but a decent deal. This man is taking a hit.
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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: Is this a 520?

PostBy: Razzler On: Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:12 pm

coal berner wrote:8K won't buy you a new one


Got a price of $7400 in April 08. Guess they went up more then i thought. :notsure:
Razzler
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Buck

Re: Is this a 520?

PostBy: Paulie On: Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:16 pm

I priced them this summer, 8000 is not a great deal for a used boiler. You can get a new one for close to that.
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Stove/Furnace Make: leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

Re: Is this a 520?

PostBy: coal berner On: Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:30 pm

Razzler wrote:
coal berner wrote:8K won't buy you a new one


Got a price of $7400 in April 08. Guess they went up more then i thought. :notsure:

June and July Price increase yea they went up
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: Is this a 520?

PostBy: coal berner On: Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:32 pm

Paulie wrote:I priced them this summer, 8000 is not a great deal for a used boiler. You can get a new one for close to that.

That would have been before June or July Price increase not going to get a new one for 8K Remember this unit is only 2 months old
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: Is this a 520?

PostBy: stoker-man On: Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:16 am

Razzler wrote:
coal berner wrote:8K won't buy you a new one


Got a price of $7400 in April 08. Guess they went up more then i thought. :notsure:


On July 1, the cost of steel went up 25-50%, which is why the stokers went up so much. We had to buy at the higher price, as well as everybody else.
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: Is this a 520?

PostBy: e.alleg On: Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:35 pm

I can't help but noticing the problems in the picture. Look at all the ash dust all over that thing, for 2 months old that's way too much dust - the owner needs some education. It looks like he has a metal trash can in the front of the photo. I'll bet that he empties the ash pan into the metal trash can which is causing all the dust, and probably the reason for the sale. It's hard to believe the EFM520 can be too small for any residential application.
e.alleg
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

Re: Is this a 520?

PostBy: coal berner On: Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:26 pm

e.alleg wrote:I can't help but noticing the problems in the picture. Look at all the ash dust all over that thing, for 2 months old that's way too much dust - the owner needs some education. It looks like he has a metal trash can in the front of the photo. I'll bet that he empties the ash pan into the metal trash can which is causing all the dust, and probably the reason for the sale. It's hard to believe the EFM520 can be too small for any residential application.

Ed It is in a Commercial building did not find out How many Sq ft. but it would have to be pretty big for the 520 not to beabel to heat it . He his at the most Northern Part of Maine by the Canadian border he says it can or did get down to
-38f and he could only get it to 58f in the building so thats why he is looking for a bigger boiler.I do agree with you on
the ash dumping part that is what it looks like that he was dumping the ash right there in that can .Also can't tell but is
that a dirt floor .
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: Is this a 520?

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:19 pm

Look at the door. That was run for a while with the door open.
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Re: Is this a 520?

PostBy: whistlenut On: Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:38 am

I talked to the owner last weekend, and it has only has been in use two months. It is in the basement of a 10,000 sq ft building that is not well insulated. I think there are apartments on the upper floors. He simply needs more BTUs, and a bigger boiler is hard to come by, new or used. Stokerman has said that it also has an oversized ring for additional heat output. I can see the dust also, but you aren't buying the dust, it's free!. If you need a great EFM DF520, here is one with no wait.......it's in Ft Kent, ME, so that is surely more than a 'tank away' for most or us.
Sterlingman lives in the area, so if you wonder if it gets cold, just ask him. The weather channel says it's headed for -23 overnight.

I don't know what a new unit costs, but used units can get to 6K if they are in really good shape. Out of the NEPA the prices are different for the rest of us. Feel lucky if you can find good stuff for less money.
It's -11 at my house right now and my 1962 EFM 520 is silently heating my 3800 sq ft.
A 46 year old boiler working just like a new one; what is there to complain about? Quality is long remembered after the price is forgotten.
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