Older EFM...

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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wilder11354
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF260 Boiler
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: nut or pea, anthracite
Other Heating: crown oil boiler, backup.if needed
Location: Montrose, Pa.

Post Sat. Aug. 24, 2013 5:48 pm

might have a chance to get an older EFM unit, not sure if furnance or boiler. Was new in late 50's I beleive, only one owner. The gentleman is on in his years 90 or so... plus theres something not right with it. what evers wrong, owner said company is no longer is in business (?????)was used past winter, hes going back to fuel oil unit... is it worth a low dollar value, or free if new installer is just gonna scrap it?
By company no longer in business I think he means where he originally purchased it. Isn't EFM still in business?

went and looked at the unit, its a AF150-1 furnance. 3/88 MFG date.

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Stoker Coal Boiler: H.B. Smith 350 Mills boiler/EFM 85R stoker
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Location: Dalton, MA

Post Sat. Aug. 24, 2013 7:26 pm

EFM is still in business. The value depends on several factors, including what's "not right" with it and whether it has been removed from the basement. If it was used last winter it highly likely to have value above scrap. Even if the furnace itself is shot the stoker should be worth something.

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Stove/Furnace Make: 1953 EFM SF-520 High Boy
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Location: South Central, PA

Post Tue. Aug. 27, 2013 8:25 pm

Ok so I probably am just not reading this right but in the first sentence it was "new in the late 50's"

In the last sentence it was a manf date of 3/88?

what am I missing?

In any case agree if it was used just last year it probably has more than scrap value.

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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF260 Boiler
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Coal Size/Type: nut or pea, anthracite
Other Heating: crown oil boiler, backup.if needed
Location: Montrose, Pa.

Post Tue. Aug. 27, 2013 9:26 pm

I guessed wrong as to when the man purchased it from prior conversatios with him at christmas time. Look at unit, and I misunderstood when he installed it, its built in 1988. Notin hard to figure out about that. need to get it out of his basement... like to remove blower, drive head....BUT... they're no coming off air tube to burn pot.... whats the secret? set screws out on blower flange.. been soaking with penetreant.....

If it doesn't come apart, can side panel in burn chamber be removed and remove assembled still that way? Also heres pic of holes, in back of heatalator chamber, jjust foward of where blower attaches to back of unit. metal is solid all around outer edges of area, so its still a repaiarable unit. No leakage signs anywheres else in unit.
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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 Wed. Aug. 28, 2013 5:35 am

Worst case scenario....new heat exchangers are available. Sometimes the pipes have to be removed with a torch. I also used a slide hammer, but usually the pipe was damaged.
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Post Wed. Aug. 28, 2013 6:11 am

Yes, you can remove the stoker as a whole.

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Post Wed. Aug. 28, 2013 10:48 am

PLENTY of PB Blaster for a few days....and a 'fire wrench' for tough bolts and nuts.
"Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a 'piece of human solid waste' by the clean end." More true today....

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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF260 Boiler
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Coal Size/Type: nut or pea, anthracite
Other Heating: crown oil boiler, backup.if needed
Location: Montrose, Pa.

Post Thu. Aug. 29, 2013 7:40 pm

Got the blower/drive head off of air tube to pot. a little thinking and a few days of PB, and heat, and tapping around casting where tube goes in. Let it stand a day, used a 6" bearing plate to push head off tube. cut threaded rod in several lengths(3/8") longer each length(width of nut minus an 1/8" and switched to each longer rod as needed until blower head was loose enough to take off by hand.
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will be taking out of his basement this weekend, when out will do a few pics of burn chamber. Will be taking to a friends machine shop for a good cleaning up, and maybe a light blasting. will have to see about a soft/hard media, walnut shells or something so as to not reove any metal.

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Stove/Furnace Make: 1953 EFM SF-520 High Boy
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Post Thu. Aug. 29, 2013 9:02 pm

Burn pot looks pretty good to me...

Great job so far!

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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF260 Boiler
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Coal Size/Type: nut or pea, anthracite
Other Heating: crown oil boiler, backup.if needed
Location: Montrose, Pa.

Post Sun. Sep. 01, 2013 1:35 pm

got the main chamber out of basement, toook off base late for cabinet. heres a few pics. Undecided what to do with it. Its a3/88 build date, there is one rear section which needs a plate, rest is soild shape.
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i am entertaining the idea of selling the fire chamber/heatalator. Anyone interested PM me, and let me know.

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Post Mon. Sep. 02, 2013 8:22 am

It has the round baffle in the top, which is a good thing. Replacements are available.
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF260 Boiler
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Coal Size/Type: nut or pea, anthracite
Other Heating: crown oil boiler, backup.if needed
Location: Montrose, Pa.

Post Sun. Oct. 13, 2013 8:58 pm

Its fixed, and its on its way to a new home in upstate NY. Agcowvet ( Jacob) was in need and I told him a fair price with the repairs. Hope it lasts another 30 years for him. replaced rear panel, bottom panel and half of one side panel by cleanout openings, plus 2 new clean out tubes. Used .125" steel for new panels and tubes. Agcowvet needed clean out tubes off for clearance issues going into his basement. He said he will weld the new ones on once its situated down there.
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Location: South Central, PA

Post Sun. Oct. 13, 2013 9:32 pm

Great ending to this story!

AGCOWVET's rebuild looked like it was at the end of the line there. new life for an EFM.

Love it.

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Post Tue. Oct. 15, 2013 9:35 pm

Yep, it made the trip back up here just fine. Still strapped to the back of the truck, but under tarp now, awaiting its delivery into its new home in my basement. I'll be starting a new thread with pictures of that process later on. Thanks much!

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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Harman SF260 Boiler
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Coal Size/Type: nut or pea, anthracite
Other Heating: crown oil boiler, backup.if needed
Location: Montrose, Pa.

Post Tue. Oct. 15, 2013 9:47 pm

Glad you & your daughter had a safe ride home. Shes a cute lil girl, thats for sure. Will be looking foward to the new heading and install updates. Bill.

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