Restarting Fire

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 520 stoker fitzgibbons pressure vessel
Hand Fed Coal Stove: harman, russo
Coal Size/Type: rice
Other Heating: alpine propane condensing boiler radiant floor
Location: Wernersville pa

Post Thu. Dec. 01, 2011 6:19 am

After intentionaly shutting the 520 down, is there a correct method to restart the fire , for instance move the ashes off the pot ring or leave them on. Turn the stoker on for a bit to bring un burnt coal Up

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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: 1981 efm wcb-24 in use 365 days a year
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Chestnut
Other Heating: Hearthstone wood stove
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA

Post Thu. Dec. 01, 2011 9:14 pm


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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 520, 1980
Stove/Furnace Model: 520
Location: Pa.

Post Sat. Dec. 17, 2011 9:25 pm

What I do is clean out the burner of all ash. Then I throw in about 7-10 pieces of charcoal soak it down with charcoal lighter or kerosene. Flip the coal auger dog out of the way (back). Light the charcoal let it burn for 10 minutes or so then turn on the blower/auger with dog still in released position and let that burn until the charcoal is mostly white. Then open your air adjustment all the way open put about a half of shovel of coal to completely cover the charcoal (don't worry you won't smother charcoal). Let that burn about 1/2 - 3/4 of an hour until you have a good complete burn then turn your air down to original settings and reengage your auger feed dog and walk away until you get an outfire because you forgot to feed the dragon :oops: ;-}
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