My New Coal Burning Buddy 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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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
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Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy
Location: Chazy, NY

Post Wed. Sep. 28, 2011 4:11 pm

Do you heat the area where the boiler is located?

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Post Wed. Sep. 28, 2011 4:33 pm

How far is the insulation from the stove pipe ? I would think about the combustable temp if it's close to the stovepipe, the boiler temp should never get that high to cause alarm :o :D

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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1996 EFM 520 DF
Coal Size/Type: Buck / Reading
Location: Red Creek, Fair Haven area NY

Post Wed. Sep. 28, 2011 7:11 pm

markviii wrote:Do you heat the area where the boiler is located?
Yes, I plan on removing the insulation in the heating season. Just been too hot working around it the last couple days. :)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1996 EFM 520 DF
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Post Wed. Sep. 28, 2011 7:14 pm

AA130FIREMAN wrote:How far is the insulation from the stove pipe ? I would think about the combustible temp if it's close to the stovepipe, the boiler temp should never get that high to cause alarm :o :D
I didn't put any on the back of the boiler, its well over a foot away. That will be for summer burning only. I don't expect the exhaust pipe to get that hot in the summer.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
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Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy
Location: Chazy, NY

Post Wed. Sep. 28, 2011 7:38 pm

I insulated the piping on mine and left the boiler bare. Why you ask? I got a lot of pipe insulation dirt cheap. :D Average of 20 lbs per day to provide hot water for a family of three...some days are less, some are more...good enough for this coal burner.

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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1996 EFM 520 DF
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Post Fri. Sep. 30, 2011 7:29 pm

I may look into that pipe insulation. I am having a little trouble getting the fan switch to come on and off at better times but the boiler is doing well. I put the skin on it, what do you think? I could not be happier buying from Scrapper. If your thinking about it, its money well spent. :)
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Coal Size/Type: Pea / Buck
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Post Tue. Nov. 01, 2011 7:15 pm

George, that unit and install look fantastic. Great job!

I met with scraper and Ann Marie as well and was very close to buying a 700 from them. It just worked out I went with an Axeman I found. Nonetheless, I found them to be wonderful people and it shows from your pics and others I have seen that they do great work.

Glad all is well, take care,

Steve

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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1996 EFM 520 DF
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Post Wed. Nov. 02, 2011 8:15 am

Steve,
Thank you. :) Yes, Ann Marie and Steve a great people for sure. I enjoyed my visit with them. In fact, I will be heading back. :) My dad (a wood burner for more than 40yrs) is switching to the dark side because of this EFM. He is amazed at the little work to be done, but have all the comforts. So, I would go no where else than Scrapper.

You were looking at a 700? Holy shi#! Thats gotta be some serious heat output. I know I could never use that much heat. Well I could run pex under the drive way and never have to shovel or snow blow again. :P

I hope all is well on your end, have a great day.

George
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