EFM Round door latch

EFM Round door latch

PostBy: k9 Bara On: Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:43 pm

While opening the viewing door, it slipped from my fingers :fear: and fell shut. Unfortunately it snapped the small cast iron latch that secures the door. This happened a while ago, but would like to repair. Any one have a part # for it?

Thank you
k9 Bara
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM
Coal Size/Type: Rice Anthricite

Re: EFM Round door latch

PostBy: JRDepew On: Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:06 am

If you are handy with an angle grinder or a bandsaw a piece can be made from some plate steel that will be less likely to break. The shaft at the point where the latch attaches is tapered to a square, but this is pretty easy to replicate with a small square hand file. It doesn't have to be perfect, just enough to sit down on the square part of the shaft and lock in. I had to make one for mine and it took under an hour, and is 3/16" plate steel....not going anywhere anytime soon.

I'm guessing some of the forum members will chime in that happen to have these floating around though.

Joe
JRDepew
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 350

Re: EFM Round door latch

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:14 am

I don't know if I would even bother to source another latch...the weight of the cast iron door should hold it closed?
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: EFM Round door latch

PostBy: stoker-man On: Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:51 pm

They are available from efm. Call them and ask about the ones that Tim made.
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 Round door latch

PostBy: k9 Bara On: Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:50 pm

Thank you for the replies. Yes Rob, the door does keep it shut without issue. I just wanted it right.
I might leave it, but then again it can't cost all that much.

Decisions, lol


I think I'll order one. My dad is just about to put another EFM online, cant hurt to get one or two.

Thank you again,
k9 Bara
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM
Coal Size/Type: Rice Anthricite

Re: EFM Round door latch

PostBy: ryan20strohl On: Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:17 pm

i have never had a latch on mine, never gave me a problem
ryan20strohl
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: efm stoker and allen stoker
Coal Size/Type: rice and buck
Other Heating: allen stoker
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

Re: EFM Round door latch

PostBy: coal berner On: Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:12 pm

k9 Bara wrote:While opening the viewing door, it slipped from my fingers :fear: and fell shut. Unfortunately it snapped the small cast iron latch that secures the door. This happened a while ago, but would like to repair. Any one have a part # for it?

Thank you

Why not Just call the place you got the units from and have them ship you two of them
coal berner
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: 1986 Electric Furnace Man 520 DF
Stove/Furnace Make: Electric Furnace Man
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520

Re: EFM Round door latch

PostBy: k9 Bara On: Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:44 pm

JC, ;)

Nice to see you on the board. I didn't want to bother you guy's with that.

Hope things are going well,
k9 Bara
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM
Coal Size/Type: Rice Anthricite