EFM 520...How Long???

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Post Fri. Nov. 02, 2012 5:33 pm

Nice job! The threaded brass fittings are a slick setup.

Anti-seize on the studs?

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Post Fri. Nov. 02, 2012 6:42 pm

Rob R. wrote:Nice job! The threaded brass fittings are a slick setup.

Anti-seize on the studs?
Thanks Rob...I cannot tell a lie, I had the anti-seize out on top of the boiler. Now that I look close at the pic :oops2: Its always good to have someone look over your work.. I'll b passing through in the near future, I'll stop in and take the nuts off one at a time and put it on. Nothing gets passed you....Thanks

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Post Fri. Nov. 02, 2012 7:36 pm

after all that work,I bet they will call you before the next drop of leaking water drys. Nice work,it seems anything can be returned back to service

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Post Fri. Nov. 02, 2012 9:48 pm

Great job Matt!! Gettin' paid in chile dogs is the best!!! I woulda gave you three dogs for a sweet job like that though.

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Post Sun. Nov. 04, 2012 1:26 pm

Nice job on that. I was on an oil boiler last night, the same old deal, why are people so incompetent that they can't check the coil plate nuts/bolts when on a service call???? :x

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Post Wed. Nov. 28, 2012 8:30 pm

If you thought that one was bad.....check out this one!!!!!! :shock:
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Post Wed. Nov. 28, 2012 8:34 pm

:up: :notworthy:
MATTHEW D. wrote:If you thought that one was bad.....check out this one!!!!!! :shock:

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Post Wed. Nov. 28, 2012 8:34 pm

That boiler looked like Swiss cheese!

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Post Wed. Nov. 28, 2012 8:49 pm

it seems you keep your welder busy

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Post Wed. Nov. 28, 2012 9:15 pm

That's the 3rd one we did this month.....it seems no one looks at the back of their boilers :?:

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Post Wed. Nov. 28, 2012 9:28 pm

MATTHEW D. wrote: Anyone want to guess how long this has been leaking????
Back when Moby Dick was just a minnow :lol: I heard that one on tv and just needed to use it. :roll:

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Post Thu. Nov. 29, 2012 5:41 am

Really nice repair work, I'm surprised that people don't keep up with their investment. Would've been allot cheaper with yearly inspections.

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Post Thu. Nov. 29, 2012 7:50 am

Wiz wrote:Really nice repair work, I'm surprised that people don't keep up with their investment. Would've been allot cheaper with yearly inspections.
On that note of yearly inspections, this is major problem I come across. Look at it this way, I can take my truck to a mechanic for the yearly inspection and he said I checked everything and its all looking good..no problems. Even though it makes funny sounds and sputters....the mechanic said its fine and thats the way it should run. So I drive away backfiring smoke filling up the street. I accept the fack that this is the way it should run...my buddy the mechanic said so. This same scenario has been happening with peoples coal stoker for the last 30 years. They accept what they are told and never get a second opinion. I call it a LOST TRADE, working on coal stokers. Probably can be said for a lot of trades today. There are more people on this web site that know more about coal stoker than the so call professional driving around the coal region. Their egos are to big to admit the don't know coal(the so call professionals). I tell every person who burns coal, Ask your service person one question......do you burn coal in you home. If he doesn't.... get a second opinion from someone who does burn coal :!: :!:
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Post Thu. Nov. 29, 2012 7:57 am

Nice fix up on that one MD. Yeah, it seems that professional pride got misplaced somewhere along the line. Good to see some (YOU) still practice it :D Ya run a nice bead dude ;)
MATTHEW D. wrote:
Wiz wrote:Really nice repair work, I'm surprised that people don't keep up with their investment. Would've been allot cheaper with yearly inspections.
On that note of yearly inspections, this is major problem I come across. Look at it this way, I can take my truck to a mechanic for the yearly inspection and he said I checked everything and its all looking good..not problems. Even though it makes funny sounds and sputters....the mechanic said its fine and thats the way it should run. So I drive away backfiring smoke filling up the street. I accept the fack that this is the way it should run...my buddy the mechanic said so. This same scenario has been happening with people coal stoker for the last 30 years. They accept what they are told and never get a second opinion. I call it a LOST TRADE, working on coal stokers. Probably can be said for a lot of trades today. There are more people on this web site that know more about coal stoker than the so call professional driving around the coal region. Their egos are to big to admit the don't know coal(the so call professionals). I tell every person who burns coal, Ask your service person one question......do you burn coal in you home. If he doesn't.... get a second opinion from someone who does burn coal :!: :!:

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Post Thu. Nov. 29, 2012 8:15 am

This issue isn't isolated to coal boilers. There are plenty of oil boilers with leaky tankless coil gaskets as well. Usually if it becomes bad enough the service guy will suggest a new boiler rather than any kind of repair. I think it is part of a general trend towards throw-away equipment and unskilled repairmen.

Thankfully there are a few service guys that stand out from the crowd and do everything they can to keep old equipment running, and not take advantage of the home owner. I haven't had the chance to meet Matt, but I have gotten enough feedback to know he is one of the "good guys".

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