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Rob R.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy
Location: Chazy, NY

Post Mon. Sep. 17, 2012 10:38 am

Nice install! The burn pot on those Van Wert stokers looks like it could withstand a nuclear blast.


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mcgills443
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert 400
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck
Other Heating: Hot air oil furnance
Stove/Furnace Make: Van Wert 400
Location: Chateaugay, NY

Post Mon. Sep. 17, 2012 6:49 pm

Rob,

Thank you! I do like the Van wert's simple tank design. I had a couple of minor explosions with my Harman SF260. Have you ever experienced a boom with EFM?

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Rob R.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
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Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy
Location: Chazy, NY

Post Mon. Sep. 17, 2012 7:19 pm

mcgills443 wrote: Have you ever experienced a boom with EFM?
Never. The feed of coal and air is controlled, so no booms.

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Scottscoaled
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520, 700, Van Wert 800 GJ 61,53
Baseburners & Antiques: Magic Stewart 16, times 2!
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck
Other Heating: Slant Fin electric boiler backup
Location: Malta N.Y.

Post Mon. Sep. 17, 2012 9:28 pm

Hey Joe! Nice install. You did quite a bit of work since last time. How does that thermosiphon loop work? How hot does the tank get and what kind of recovery time are you getting? :)
I think a man does what he can, untill his destiny is revealed. Right now that is trying to sell my EFM plate boilers in 520 and 700 sizes.

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mcgills443
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert 400
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck
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Stove/Furnace Make: Van Wert 400
Location: Chateaugay, NY

Post Mon. Sep. 17, 2012 10:58 pm

Scott,

Thank you! The tank stays about same temp as boiler, now 140-150. I haven't run out of hot water yet :D I keep Rinnai tankless water heater on also in house set at 120. The tempered water coming in goes to cold inlet of tankless water heater at around 130 so Rinnai never fires up. :) . I ran 3/4 cooper from 1 inlet of coil to drain of HW tank, and the outlet of coil up to PRV valve of hot water. I put dielect union on both coil inlet,outlet and on both ends of water tank for easy removal.I have 2 PRV on inlet of coil and on top of tank where prv valve went into tank. Gooday! Joe

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firebug
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Baseburners & Antiques: Felix 141 by Ludwigshütte, Germany (1914)
Coal Size/Type: Lignite Briquettes, Anthracite
Other Heating: natural gas hydronic heating
Location: Rhineland, Germany

Post Thu. Sep. 20, 2012 9:36 am

Felix 141, produced by Ludwigshütte, Germany (1914)
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coalkirk
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Coal Size/Type: anthracite/rice coal
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Post Thu. Sep. 20, 2012 11:37 am

Absolutley beautiful! Is it functional?
You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life. Winston Churchill

"I would rather have a German division in front of me than a French one behind me." —General George S. Patton

Burning rice coal in a 1981 EFM DF520, nut coal in a hand fired Jotul 507.

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firebug
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Post Thu. Sep. 20, 2012 1:55 pm

Of course! :lol:
Had to take it to the Technical Control Board to get a bloody expensive certificate that states its efficiency and the ammount of pollutants it emits, otherwise it´d be illegal to use it in Germany... :mad:


cmk9180
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Post Tue. Oct. 23, 2012 1:15 pm

if anybody is wondering how to get heat from a coal stove from their basement upstairs, this is how to do it. This is a Hitzer 50-93. It heats 3400 sq ft with the outside temperature in the 20s, and using the stove's lowest heat setting.
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Ian121
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Post Tue. Dec. 04, 2012 6:05 pm

My Koker 160
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Lightning
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Post Tue. Dec. 04, 2012 9:36 pm

Ian121 wrote:My Koker 160
Yeah man! Looks like quite the heat monster 8-)

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artguy
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Stove/Furnace Model: Brilliant Sunshine

Post Mon. Dec. 24, 2012 9:58 pm

Here's a picture of my newly acquired antique Parlor Stove. It is a Reading Stove Works Brilliant Sunshine.
I can not tell if this has been restored or not, but the finishes look to be original, and the unit seems to be complete.
The porcelain only has a couple small chips. The nickel plating that I just polished out is in great condition and now shines bright.
It would be great to obtain more information about this unit, as I have found very little through my research.
Parlor Stove.jpg

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freetown fred
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Post Mon. Dec. 24, 2012 10:08 pm

Welcome to the FORUM ag. She's a pretty one. You'll get some feed back on your new Lady--bet on it. How about some internal pix? Have a Merry Christmas my friend :)
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Post Mon. Dec. 24, 2012 10:52 pm

artguy wrote:Here's a picture of my newly acquired antique Parlor Stove. It is a Reading Stove Works Brilliant Sunshine.
I can not tell if this has been restored or not, but the finishes look to be original, and the unit seems to be complete.
The porcelain only has a couple small chips. The nickel plating that I just polished out is in great condition and now shines bright.
It would be great to obtain more information about this unit, as I have found very little through my research.
Parlor Stove.jpg
I would not call that a parlor stove, but nuntheless it is sweet.

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michaelanthony
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant 2310, gold marc box stove, vogelzang pot belly coat rack
Baseburners & Antiques: Home Sparkle 12
Coal Size/Type: Coal Contractor's stove, a little Kimmels 'nut
Other Heating: Very cold FHA oil furnace
Location: millinocket,me.
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Post Mon. Dec. 24, 2012 11:25 pm

artguy wrote:Here's a picture of my newly acquired
Parlor Stove.jpg
stove *censored* :shock: :D
never yell through a screen...you'll strain your voice.


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