EFM 520 Install With Skid/Bulk Bags Feed

Stoker Coal Boilers automatically feed the coal and have controls and pumps just like any conventions boiler. They are intended to be used as a primary heat and often have domestic hot water coils as an added bonus. They can be set up independently or in dual sytem with your existing oil/gas boiler. They can accommodate both hot water base board or steam plumbing.
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Post Tue. Jun. 09, 2015 8:34 pm

Coal Stoker,

That is a good price on bags. The 40 x 40 x 48 duffle top/solid bottom should work well.

The duffle top is nice because you can overfill into the duffle top if you want to.

If you want to get the last bit of coal out of the bag, you collapse the bag to 2 ft tall, then roll down the duffle top like a turtleneck and hoe the coal to the middle. You can pretend you are Japanese Zen gardening.
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Post Tue. Jun. 09, 2015 8:43 pm

The following is how I store the EFM for the summer after cleaning it. This keeps the humidity down. Thanks to McGiever (I think) for the Peet Safe heater idea. It puts out more heat than a light bulb with less energy consumed.

You need 4 items,
1. Aluminum foil
2. Duct tape
3. Peet dryer
4. Large bucket of DampRid desiccant
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Post Tue. Jun. 09, 2015 8:46 pm

Seal off air by taping over the combustion air inlet holes and the peep hole in the E of EFM.
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Post Tue. Jun. 09, 2015 8:51 pm

Put Peet heater in the outlet stack breach hole and close breach with aluminum foil and duct tape.
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Post Tue. Jun. 09, 2015 8:52 pm

Pull the lid off the DampRid and place bucket in the burn pot.
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Post Tue. Jun. 09, 2015 8:56 pm

The last item is for people like me with sometimers disease. Put a note to remind yourself to take the tape off the combustion air inlet next fall.
I tell the wife I am looking forward to full Alzhiemers, I can sleep with a new women every night!
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Ready for summer!
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Post Thu. Jun. 11, 2015 8:24 pm

Looks like a good way to stave off the effects of moisture on the fly ash.
Where did you get the heater, I like the simple way of sealing the burn chamber.
keep it simple is the best way sometimes.

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Post Fri. Jun. 12, 2015 5:53 am

coal stoker wrote:Looks like a good way to stave off the effects of moisture on the fly ash.
Where did you get the heater, I like the simple way of sealing the burn chamber.
keep it simple is the best way sometimes.
It is inexpensive here: http://www.amazon.com/Peet-Dryer-M10-PEET-SafeKee ... B00486U71E

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Post Fri. Jun. 12, 2015 5:59 am

Thanks Don.
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Post Fri. Jun. 12, 2015 6:08 am

I always enjoy Your posts. Always great common sense,coupled with sound thought. You've really added to what the EFM Crowd craves !
The fact that all You EFM'rs gang up on issues,and share thoughts to further the brand,is exactly what this Board has always been about.....Thanx ! :up:
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Post Fri. Jun. 12, 2015 6:15 am

It's all in the manly pursuit of laziness!
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Post Fri. Jun. 12, 2015 6:58 am

Thanks Don I think will order one up

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Post Fri. Jun. 12, 2015 7:27 am

vermontday wrote:It's all in the manly pursuit of laziness!
So true. :D

Like to look at situations as doing them smarter instead of doing them harder.
Plenty of doing harder we don't have our own control over...being smarter along with being lazier, I 'll take that everytime. given the choice. ;)

Short-cuts do not equal smarter 99.9% of the time. :idea:
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Post Fri. Jun. 12, 2015 8:02 pm

vermontday wrote:Thanks Don.
coal stoker wrote:Thanks Don I think will order one up
Your welcome, glad I could help.

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Post Sat. Jun. 13, 2015 9:56 am

Wise Words,McGiev's ! :yes:
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