DF520 S20 Info

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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Post Sat. Oct. 20, 2012 5:04 pm

Hi there,

I just picked up a DF520 with an S20 stoker serial number 93736. I was wondering when is built and who is was sold to?

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Post Sat. Oct. 20, 2012 5:08 pm

Give me a few days. I can tell you when it was built.
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Post Sat. Oct. 20, 2012 9:20 pm

How is it working for you?

Best Hard coal burning stoker there is. yes I am bias.....

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Post Sun. Oct. 21, 2012 7:11 am

Mark (PA) wrote:How is it working for you?

Best Hard coal burning stoker there is. yes I am bias.....

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I couldn't agree more!

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Post Sun. Oct. 21, 2012 4:05 pm

I have to dismantle it and remove it from its current location. Can two guys pick up the boiler section or should I get a third?

Thanks
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Post Sun. Oct. 21, 2012 4:22 pm

The boiler is about 850 lbs. plan on lifting it with a chain hoist or some other mechanical means.

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Post Sun. Oct. 21, 2012 4:32 pm

The top section, the boiler alone is 850lbs? I guess I'm going to have to knock out a wall to get it out of the boiler shed.
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Post Sun. Oct. 21, 2012 4:36 pm

eudo33 wrote:The top section, the boiler alone is 850lbs?
Approximately, yes.

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Post Sun. Oct. 21, 2012 8:41 pm

yea... its heavy.

Its handy to have an engine hoist to lift it off the base.

Use iron pipes to roll it on hard surfaces etc.

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Post Sun. Oct. 21, 2012 10:06 pm

Agreed, don't cut any corners to "save time". It is very heavy.
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Post Thu. Oct. 25, 2012 6:15 pm

Any suggestions on where to lift it from? Are there any threaded holes for lifting eyes? I also considered maybe removing the plugs from the return passages and using short pieces of 2" black iron to wrap a sling around.
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Post Thu. Oct. 25, 2012 6:40 pm

Get a nipple that will thread into the big tapping on the boiler top, and drill/torch holes in the nipple so you can put a pin or hook through it.

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Post Thu. Oct. 25, 2012 7:31 pm

Plan B for using the big tapping is to bush it down to a reasonable size and make a tee with black pipe nipples. Those pipes with holes in them make me nervous (though I've never heard of anyone having a problem using them).

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Post Thu. Oct. 25, 2012 8:13 pm

Your stoker was sold to Elkay De Merchant on 11-7-1984. Matched with boiler #35885. Sounds like a French name, possibly in New England.
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Post Thu. Oct. 25, 2012 8:33 pm

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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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