EFM Round Door Latch

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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k9 Bara
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Post Sat. Sep. 08, 2012 10:43 pm

While opening the viewing door, it slipped from my fingers :fear: and fell shut. Unfortunately it snapped the small cast iron latch that secures the door. This happened a while ago, but would like to repair. Any one have a part # for it?

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George

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Post Mon. Sep. 10, 2012 10:06 am

If you are handy with an angle grinder or a bandsaw a piece can be made from some plate steel that will be less likely to break. The shaft at the point where the latch attaches is tapered to a square, but this is pretty easy to replicate with a small square hand file. It doesn't have to be perfect, just enough to sit down on the square part of the shaft and lock in. I had to make one for mine and it took under an hour, and is 3/16" plate steel....not going anywhere anytime soon.

I'm guessing some of the forum members will chime in that happen to have these floating around though.

Joe

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Post Mon. Sep. 10, 2012 10:14 am

I don't know if I would even bother to source another latch...the weight of the cast iron door should hold it closed?

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Post Mon. Sep. 10, 2012 7:51 pm

They are available from efm. Call them and ask about the ones that Tim made.
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Post Mon. Sep. 10, 2012 10:50 pm

Thank you for the replies. Yes Rob, the door does keep it shut without issue. I just wanted it right.
I might leave it, but then again it can't cost all that much.

Decisions, lol

I think I'll order one. My dad is just about to put another EFM online, cant hurt to get one or two.

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Post Tue. Sep. 11, 2012 5:17 pm

i have never had a latch on mine, never gave me a problem
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Post Sat. Nov. 17, 2012 4:12 pm

k9 Bara wrote:While opening the viewing door, it slipped from my fingers :fear: and fell shut. Unfortunately it snapped the small cast iron latch that secures the door. This happened a while ago, but would like to repair. Any one have a part # for it?

Thank you
Why not Just call the place you got the units from and have them ship you two of them
J.C.

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Post Sat. Nov. 17, 2012 7:44 pm

JC, ;)

Nice to see you on the board. I didn't want to bother you guy's with that.

Hope things are going well,
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George

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