520 Stoker Motor Tripping Out

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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GoodProphets
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Anthra Rice
Other Heating: 3 Fireplaces
Location: Lanc Co PA
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Post Mon. Mar. 25, 2013 8:26 am

Yes, I have been dripping 2-3 drops to fill those up every month or two.
I used to work at a place that had 100 yr old machines with cams and followers that ran 120+ hours a week,
all oil points (100+) were oiled every shift at 8 hours, some even during being ran.

I will be ordering a backup this week, just have to match up numbers n stuff.

Must have stop/started over 100 times this weekend, so I am stumped as to wth was the problem.
My only guess is maybe something in that gear diff box was hanging something up or ?

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Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek
Location: Junction of PA-OH-WV

Post Mon. Mar. 25, 2013 6:28 pm

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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
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Post Tue. Mar. 26, 2013 10:16 am

I was looking at this one here

http://www.amazon.com/Marathon-O600-Frame-Burner- ... B0057YFD60

1/8 hp is what is on now, so this would be direct fit, I just have to match numbers

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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy
Location: Chazy, NY

Post Tue. Mar. 26, 2013 10:57 am

You want model 4782, not O600. The 4782 motor is fully enclosed, and I have one running beautifully on my 520.

Also, a 1/6 (even 1/4 and 1/3) HP motor will bolt on with no issues...but in my experience the 1/8 HP motors are usually the most quiet at startup and the least expensive. Even a 56N frame motor will fit...I have one on my brothers 520; it was new old stock and $50 to the door. Made in USA also. :up:
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