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A Coal stoker furnace or stove controls most operations including automatically feeding the coal. They are quite similar to any conventional oil and gas units and easily operated for extended periods of time. They commonly use rice coal but may use larger sizes like buckwheat. They can be used as primary heat, supplementary heat or have a dual set up with your existing oil/gas furnace.
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MATTHEW D.
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Stove/Furnace Make: AXEMAN-ANDERSON & EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 & 900 x 2
Location: Pottsville, Pa.

Post Mon. Apr. 23, 2012 7:17 pm

Went on a call today....He said he was having outfire problems and the damn thing never shuts off in the winter. WOW NO timer?? NO fuse or breaker?? The motor was blown?? Do you guys think he could squeeze another year out of the grates or coal pipe?? He built an outside addition for the boiler. I"m no heat loss expert, But do you think the 8x10 foot hole in the wall has anything to do with it?? He didn't think that was a problem because he had insulation on the boiler. There was some animal living in the boiler house and the statue in the yard was giving me the willies!!!! I explained all this to him over the phone because he is out of town till may 9th. He said fix it all...I said I"ll fix it when you get back in town with the $$. He said OK.....Story will continue after may 9th. Here are some pic....Enjoy!! :lol:
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ricoman2737
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Joined: Mon. Apr. 13, 2009 12:22 pm
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat
Other Heating: Lennox Fuel Oil boiler as a backup
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: DF520
Location: Cincinnatus, NY 13040 (Cortland Co.)

Post Mon. Apr. 23, 2012 7:21 pm

Matt,

You got a beauty going on here. Ever heard of "Deliverance". ;) ;)

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MATTHEW D.
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Stove/Furnace Make: AXEMAN-ANDERSON & EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 & 900 x 2
Location: Pottsville, Pa.

Post Mon. Apr. 23, 2012 7:28 pm

ricoman2737 wrote:Matt,

You got a beauty going on here. Ever heard of "Deliverance". ;) ;)
I'll be packin' when I go back to this job! :rambo:

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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. Apr. 23, 2012 7:44 pm

Matt, do you find these guys or do they find you? :lol:

This guy has gone a little extreme on "make-up air" for the boiler room. :P

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Scottscoaled
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Joined: Tue. Jan. 08, 2008 9:51 pm
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. Apr. 23, 2012 7:46 pm

Hey!!!!!!! Looks like the fines pull lever still works! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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.

hophead
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Stove/Furnace Make: efm520
Location: Sch County

Post Mon. Apr. 23, 2012 8:27 pm

Make sure your liability insurance is paid up. Sometimes it's just better to walk away regardless of the money. I've touched a few like that but never again.

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Freddy
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Posts: 6606
Joined: Fri. Apr. 11, 2008 2:54 pm
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined
Location: Orrington, Maine

Post Mon. Apr. 23, 2012 8:54 pm

He sure knows how to get his money out of a machine! Oh My!
Orrington, Maine
Fred

"If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all".

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Joined: Sat. Mar. 17, 2007 6:29 pm
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ & V-Wert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks,Itasca 415,Jensen, NYer 130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska, EFM, Keystoker, Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska, Keystoker-2,Leisure Line
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska, Gibraltar, Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Ford, Jensen, NYer, Van Wert,
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwoods
Coal Size/Type: Barley, Buck, Rice ,Nut, Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB
Location: Central NH, Concord area

Post Mon. Apr. 23, 2012 8:56 pm

Matt, is this thing near a river? One might wonder what slithers up from down south of you guys!!!!! I have no words of encouragement, but this situation reminds me of the 'Pulp Fiction' scenes about "What just happened here ain't natural!!!"

If you EVEN suspect there is a facial harness and a couple shiny red balls, I'd make off like a Cruise Missile! It AIN'T right from where I'm sitting. I may be down there about the time you have to make that call, so perhaps we can 'visit' this gentleman together.
My first guess is that he was a 'bean counter' in a previous life, because we have a few just like this right here on the forum! :shock: :shock: :shock: :mad: ;)

He makes a 'Skim Milk Yankee' look like a philanthropist!!!!! Ask Smitty or Rob just how cheap those guys are. They are like the 105 year old guy who drives a Model T and has had 42 exhaust systems 'on the house' from Midas.
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"Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a 'piece of human solid waste' by the clean end." More true today....


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MATTHEW D.
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Stove/Furnace Make: AXEMAN-ANDERSON & EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 & 900 x 2
Location: Pottsville, Pa.

Post Mon. Apr. 23, 2012 8:59 pm

Somehow these people find me....Just paid up on my Insurance, covered on that. As soon as I opened the door My first thoughts were to walk away! Just wanted to see more before I made a decision. Looked Inside the house on the other side of the wall and all the heating system pipes, expansion tank, circulator pumps, valves, copper, etc. were all brand new and professionally done. Impressive! Walked back outside and scratched my head :?: I decided to proceed with caution......Lots more to talk about before I start.
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EarthWindandFire
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Lil' Heater.
Other Heating: Oil Furnace and Kerosene Heaters.
Location: Connecticut

Post Mon. Apr. 23, 2012 9:00 pm

Strength in numbers!!
Mark

Inflation is the Grim Reaper to prosperity.
Printing money without a gold standard is the crime of counterfeiting.
The bitterness of poor quality lingers long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.
Mr. McGee, don't make me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry.
Si vis paceum, parabellum.

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whistlenut
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Joined: Sat. Mar. 17, 2007 6:29 pm
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ & V-Wert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks,Itasca 415,Jensen, NYer 130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska, EFM, Keystoker, Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska, Keystoker-2,Leisure Line
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska, Gibraltar, Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Ford, Jensen, NYer, Van Wert,
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwoods
Coal Size/Type: Barley, Buck, Rice ,Nut, Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB
Location: Central NH, Concord area

Post Mon. Apr. 23, 2012 9:02 pm

Guy is probably just testing you, probably a Billionaire just juicing peoples minds.......still, that harness and those red rubber balls are a ticket to RIDE....away and fast!! :D :) ;) :o :shock:

I just stepped outside and I DO hear the bango's twanging.....
"Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a 'piece of human solid waste' by the clean end." More true today....

CapeCoaler
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Joined: Sun. Feb. 10, 2008 3:48 pm
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove
Location: Cape Cod, MA

Post Mon. Apr. 23, 2012 9:10 pm

What lives on the deck?...
Nice use of the Safety Fence...
The room just needed to breath a bit...
Just gotta think a winter wall had to have been in place...
I am not an engineer, train or otherwise!
I stay at a Holiday Inn at least once a year!
Most of all I do have common sense and a practical application of logic.
Oh, add humor, on the dry side, along with a wee bit 'o sarcasm.

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whistlenut
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Joined: Sat. Mar. 17, 2007 6:29 pm
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ & V-Wert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks,Itasca 415,Jensen, NYer 130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Alaska, EFM, Keystoker, Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska, Keystoker-2,Leisure Line
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska, Gibraltar, Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Ford, Jensen, NYer, Van Wert,
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwoods
Coal Size/Type: Barley, Buck, Rice ,Nut, Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB
Location: Central NH, Concord area

Post Mon. Apr. 23, 2012 9:14 pm

That is the finest example of a well preserved EFM 520 or perhaps a 350...the coal tube looks original......outfires? wonder why?????
"Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a 'piece of human solid waste' by the clean end." More true today....

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MATTHEW D.
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Stove/Furnace Make: AXEMAN-ANDERSON & EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 130 & 900 x 2
Location: Pottsville, Pa.

Post Mon. Apr. 23, 2012 9:24 pm

whistlenut wrote:Guy is probably just testing you, probably a Billionaire just juicing peoples minds.......still, that harness and those red rubber balls are a ticket to RIDE....away and fast!! :D :) ;) :o :shock:

I just stepped outside and I DO hear the bango's twanging.....
I think you are right on this. I just realized I think I know who he is and he should be good for the $....couple phone calls tomorrow should clear things up.

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Lightning
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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Overmodified/Bored out Clayton 1537
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Awesome Size
Location: Olean, NY

Post Tue. Apr. 24, 2012 6:51 pm

Wow, I'm thinking bulldoze the whole thing.
Punt from there :D


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