EFM 350

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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Baseburners & Antiques: Sears Signal Oak 15 & Andes Kitchen Range
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert
Location: Stillwater, New Jersey

Post Sun. May. 30, 2010 9:46 pm

Here's some photos, there's lots of work to do!
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Heating a circa 1832 farmhouse with a Harman Magnafire Mark I & a 1959 EFM 350 (heating DHW).
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Post Sun. May. 30, 2010 10:37 pm

This is the bad boy you were trying to hide with tarps in your other thread, but I knew better right away :D

it looks really nice, what all needs to be done with it?
burning pea coal from harmony mine, picked up in my 2002 Pontiac "Coalfire"

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Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert
Location: Stillwater, New Jersey

Post Sun. May. 30, 2010 10:44 pm

Yes, you knew.
Nothing really needs to be done with the boiler, I just have to assemble it and then plumb it and wire it. :D
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Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice
Location: Warrenton, NC

Post Mon. May. 31, 2010 10:53 am

Nice! Get it off the wet basement floor as high as you can :idea: . Do you realize this is probably the last coal appliance you'll ever have to buy? :D
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Post Mon. May. 31, 2010 11:28 am

Your fun has just begun !
Sounded Easy at First
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Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert
Location: Stillwater, New Jersey

Post Mon. May. 31, 2010 2:04 pm

It will be off the floor on blocks, with my current pump set up there shouldn't be any water rising in the cellar. The only glitches would be a pump or power failure when no one is here. It better be the last coal burning appliance I ever have to buy, getting the boiler into the cellar was bad enough, I don't want to be the one who has to take it out. It's here for good.

I have the suspicion that the "fun" is just beginning. I do still have that "Black Cloud Problem".
Heating a circa 1832 farmhouse with a Harman Magnafire Mark I & a 1959 EFM 350 (heating DHW).
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Post Mon. May. 31, 2010 7:17 pm

Looks like it has a 7 gallon coil.
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Post Tue. Jun. 01, 2010 7:24 am

Yes it does.
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Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert
Location: Stillwater, New Jersey

Post Fri. Jun. 04, 2010 10:17 pm

I'm looking forward to getting the EFM installed and running. I'm using oil for DHW, adding 10 gallons at a time to the empty tank. It ran out this morning, had to make an oil run-off road diesel is at $249.9 (cash) at Fairclough in Hampton. I was even gazing longingly at the pallets of Reading Anthracite while I was there. :(
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Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert
Location: Stillwater, New Jersey

Post Wed. Jul. 07, 2010 4:57 pm

Well I would just like to report that I have done absolutely nothing what-so-ever on the EFM since we moved it into the cellar. Work and a few unexpected events have gotten in the way of my little project. I can say that I plan on getting started on it soon.....
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Post Wed. Jul. 07, 2010 5:54 pm

Don't you hate it when life gets in the way of what you really want to do? Lisa
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Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert
Location: Stillwater, New Jersey

Post Thu. Jul. 08, 2010 9:25 pm

Exactly!
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Other Heating: Oil HWBB
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Post Thu. Jul. 08, 2010 9:39 pm

When it's 100 degrees, it sure is difficult to be real worried about making MORE btu's!

Don't forget to go downstairs and refresh your install plans once in a while, and remember to reserve time to get coal or get it delivered. :idea:

Family comes first.....have a pleasant week!
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Baseburners & Antiques: Sears Signal Oak 15 & Andes Kitchen Range
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert
Location: Stillwater, New Jersey

Post Sat. Jul. 24, 2010 9:32 pm

I finally found a little time to work on the EFM.
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Finally the boiler is on the base.
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The area where the boiler will sit is barely wide enough. Clearance between the EFM and the Lennox oil burner is tight. I need the Lennox to circulate the air through the duct work.
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Clearance between the boiler and the coal bin isn't any better.
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The boiler and base are on blocks now, a few inches closer to the bin then shown in this photo.
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Clearance between the top of the boiler and the headbanger hot air duct.
Although I don't plan on moving...if I ever do end up in another place, it will have a cellar bigger then a teaspoon! :x
I used a few 2" X 8"s (temporarily screwed into to floor joists with deck screws) and my steel "digger thing" as the crosspiece to hoist the boiler onto the base. The "digger thing" is a steel bar almost 5 feet long that is square/pointed on one end and round on the other...I know there's a name for it but it escapes me right now.
Heating a circa 1832 farmhouse with a Harman Magnafire Mark I & a 1959 EFM 350 (heating DHW).
100% Oil Free!
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Baseburners & Antiques: Grander Golden Oak , Glenwood # 6
Coal Size/Type: All of them
Location: Douglassville, Pa

Post Sat. Jul. 24, 2010 10:03 pm

The digger thing is a bitch bar.
I that gets censored it's bbiittcchh bar
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