Early 1960's 520 Gearbox Oil Fill Question

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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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Magnafire Mark I
Baseburners & Antiques: Sears Signal Oak 15 & Andes Kitchen Range
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert
Location: Stillwater, New Jersey

Post Thu. Dec. 26, 2013 9:30 pm

Rob R. wrote:
Wood'nCoal wrote:Yes, right under the drum gear. Will run down the cellar and get you another picture, will post it in a few minutes.
:D
:mad:
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Coal Size/Type: rice
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520
Location: North East Corner of CT.

Post Thu. Dec. 26, 2013 9:44 pm

Rob R. wrote:
Wood'nCoal wrote:Yes, right under the drum gear. Will run down the cellar and get you another picture, will post it in a few minutes.
:D
Oh good God I see what your saying now!!!!! :shock: :shock: :shock:

I was looking and looking for a "box" to fill not realizing it was an open type pan!!

I've been running it dry and filthy since it was installed. I'm lucky I didn't ruin something running it like that. I have from time to time sprayed WD 40.

So I know that I have a big cleaning job tomorrow morning and I guess I will be using the housing cover all the time!

Thanks both of you for clearing things up for me! This goes to show you the value of the people here and the forum for a knuckle-head like me.

Thanks again
Jon

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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
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Post Thu. Dec. 26, 2013 9:51 pm

Make sure you report back.

There might be other things that need attention.

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Coal Size/Type: rice
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Location: North East Corner of CT.

Post Thu. Dec. 26, 2013 9:53 pm

Thanks, will do!
Rob R. wrote:Make sure you report back.

There might be other things that need attention.

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Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler
Location: West-Central Mass

Post Mon. Dec. 30, 2013 12:08 pm

I've recently discovered John Deere corn head grease - I use it in snowblower auger gearcases. Works like a gear oil when operating, but acts like a grease when stationary - thixotropic is the word to describe that phenomenon. :D

If the gear case tends to weep or leak, then this stuff is the ticket. It's good from -30°F all the way up to 330°F. Perfect for slow speed applications like the aforementioned snowblower auger gears, CV axles, and a stoker gearbox.



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Coal Size/Type: rice
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM
Stove/Furnace Model: 520
Location: North East Corner of CT.

Post Mon. Dec. 30, 2013 9:13 pm

:)
SMITTY wrote:I've recently discovered John Deere corn head grease - I use it in snowblower auger gearcases. Works like a gear oil when operating, but acts like a grease when stationary - thixotropic is the word to describe that phenomenon. :D

If the gear case tends to weep or leak, then this stuff is the ticket. It's good from -30°F all the way up to 330°F. Perfect for slow speed applications like the aforementioned snowblower auger gears, CV axles, and a stoker gearbox.



http://www.greenpartstore.com/John-Deere-Special- ... 02562.html

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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520, 700, Van Wert 800 GJ 61,53
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Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck
Other Heating: Slant Fin electric boiler backup
Location: Malta N.Y.

Post Mon. Dec. 30, 2013 9:18 pm

I have started to use Lucas hub oil for my transmission fluid changes lately. It also resists leaking out the seals and stays on the gears a lot longer than regular gear oil. They sell it in Napa and Advance auto.
I think a man does what he can, untill his destiny is revealed. Right now that is trying to sell my EFM plate boilers in 520 and 700 sizes.

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