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Post Thu. Nov. 01, 2007 3:06 am

I am still undecided on if I want to go new with a Keystoker or look at used EFMs .Got a price on a used EFM rebuilt with oil unit for close to the same as a new keystoker with oil, havent really tried to haggle yet . There are lots of used EFMs out there but don't have a lot of free time to fix up an old unit unless I get it real cheap . I don't plan on using it till next season I still have 6 cords of wood stacked to use . Does anyone have a Keystoker boiler or EFM in the N.E. PA area that I can look at in operation ? If not I guess I will be making a road trip . I had an alaska for a few yrs and liked it when I first built the house. Then I added hot water radient floor heating , oil was only .85 cents or less then so I went that route . Thanks for any help . Dave

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Post Thu. Nov. 01, 2007 11:50 am

I assume you are in the Montrose up by me. If so you are welcome to come over and look at the Gentleman Janitors I have. Purchased two of them for around $500 and both are servicable.

Mike another forum member already has one up and running down by Pottsville.

Another option are the Vanwerts, they are always coming for sale in the papershop. I can show you one a few blocks from the house that is running a body shop. In my opinion all these underfed boilers are viable options, of course if you are looking for a unit that is dual fuel that might steer you towards the used EFM. There is a fellow in Hazleton that rebuilds them and usually sells them for less than $2,000. He recently had a EFM 350 for $1,500 that was essentially like new.

Just a couple ideas to mull over. :lol:

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Post Thu. Nov. 01, 2007 2:09 pm

Matthaus wrote:I assume you are in the Montrose up by me. If so you are welcome to come over and look at the Gentleman Janitors I have. Purchased two of them for around $500 and both are servicable.

Mike another forum member already has one up and running down by Pottsville.

Another option are the Vanwerts, they are always coming for sale in the papershop. I can show you one a few blocks from the house that is running a body shop. In my opinion all these underfed boilers are viable options, of course if you are looking for a unit that is dual fuel that might steer you towards the used EFM. There is a fellow in Hazleton that rebuilds them and usually sells them for less than $2,000. He recently had a EFM 350 for $1,500 that was essentially like new.

Just a couple ideas to mull over. :lol:
Hey matt mike is in Ashley PA about 53.9 miles North of Pottsville PA. he is closer to you :)

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Post Thu. Nov. 01, 2007 3:23 pm

I'll gladly show you my EFM in action, I live near Wellsville NY. so it might be a pretty far hike.

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Post Thu. Nov. 01, 2007 3:27 pm

Matthaus wrote:I assume you are in the Montrose up by me. If so you are welcome to come over and look at the Gentleman Janitors I have. Purchased two of them for around $500 and both are servicable.

Mike another forum member already has one up and running down by Pottsville.

Another option are the Vanwerts, they are always coming for sale in the papershop. I can show you one a few blocks from the house that is running a body shop. In my opinion all these underfed boilers are viable options, of course if you are looking for a unit that is dual fuel that might steer you towards the used EFM. There is a fellow in Hazleton that rebuilds them and usually sells them for less than $2,000. He recently had a EFM 350 for $1,500 that was essentially like new.

Just a couple ideas to mull over. :lol:
Matthaus Thanks . Yes I am in the N.E. Montrose area . Dual fuel is not a definate but would be nice .I may have to travel for work from time to time and if anything went wrong with the stoker ,it would be nice for my wife to just be able to throw a switch .Your just over the hill would be great to at least have a look .
Time is my bigest problem ,too many projects already and a 7month old who is crawling and threatning to start running .
:shock: . Its amazing how fast those little buggers can travel . :)

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Post Thu. Nov. 01, 2007 7:34 pm

Coal Berner's correct, Ashley is up near Wilkes-Barre. I actually almost live in the shadow of the Huber Colliery. If somebody was intrested in seeing a Gentleman Janitor in action send me a P.M.. It may not be the prettiest one out there but for a 50+ year old machine what do you expect :) !

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Post Thu. Nov. 01, 2007 10:33 pm

Sorry Mike, forgot where you lived. :oops:

I'm definitely interested in seeing the old girl in operation, but don't have time right now. Will PM you soon to set up a viewing! :)

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Post Thu. Nov. 01, 2007 11:23 pm

e.alleg wrote:I'll gladly show you my EFM in action, I live near Wellsville NY. so it might be a pretty far hike.
Thanks if the nice weather holds I will take you up on that . Short ride on the bike only 320 miles round trip .I will PM you to figure a schedule . Thanks ,Dave

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