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Post Sun. Mar. 09, 2008 11:34 am

Hey fellas

New to the board here and really glad I found it. I have been reading for a while now and decided to finnaly join.

We operate a coal yard in Bedford County PA (halfway between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg) and we sell hard and soft coal for domestic use. It is a family run operation and we Have been in the coal buisness for over 60 years. We have five tri-axle dump trucks we haul coal with in the winter and then switch to stone each summer for a local quarry. Last year we ran approximatly 5700 ton of coal through our yard, both hard and soft. We bring in about 105 load of hard coal each year. We buy nearly all of our hard coal from Pine Creek Coal Co. in Spring Glen PA.

Anyhow, we built a new shop this passing winter, and we put radiant heat in the floor. It is 52 deep by 32 wide by 22 high. Steel frame, and insulated. We purchased a used EFM stoker to heat this new building with. It was installed in an old building nearby, and the hot water is pumped under the ground to the new building.

It is an EFM model 1300, and has an S-45 Burner unit. Sure is a monster of a furnace, and is almost too big..... however we are going to insulate our old building and run hot water for it also, so we will be heating two large buildings with it. We are extremely pleased with it, and it works wonderfully. Barely burns 80 pound of coal a day to heat that massive building.

Now to my questions. What year would this furnace have been made? It has the round fire door on the boiler. I know it is rather old, but its in excellent shape. How many of these were built? Everyone we talk to says the one we have is the only one they have ever seen.... so we thought there may not have been many of them built. I wish I had pictures to post but I will when I get time.

Again we couldnt be happier with it.

Thanks to the Admin. for creating this board

Tyler Hall
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Loysburg PA

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Post Mon. Mar. 10, 2008 7:56 am

Anczarski Enterprises 230 S. Main St. Shenandoah, PA 17976 (570) 462-0748

Your unit could be as new as mid '80s, but because of the round door, it is pre-1979. Contact Joe for parts.

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Post Tue. Mar. 11, 2008 7:37 pm

You know, 80 pounds a day isn't much coal for a large building. Your stoker burns about 30-40 pounds an hour. Figure about 11K BTU per pound.

Give me the serial number and I can tell you when it was made.

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Post Tue. Mar. 11, 2008 9:16 pm

stoker-man wrote:You know, 80 pounds a day isn't much coal for a large building. Your stoker burns about 30-40 pounds an hour. Figure about 11K BTU per pound.

Give me the serial number and I can tell you when it was made.
Hey stoker man 11k for anthracite is a very low Number it would be a very Poor grade of Anthracite coal up here you will see it from 13K Per lb to 13.800 Per lb For good Quality Anthracite ;)

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Post Tue. Mar. 11, 2008 9:22 pm

stoker-man wrote:Anczarski Enterprises 230 S. Main St. Shenandoah, PA 17976 (570) 462-0748

Your unit could be as new as mid '80s, but because of the round door, it is pre-1979. Contact Joe for parts.
Is that date for 1300 only or is it for all models The reason I am asking I have a friend who has a 520 duel fuel that is a round door and is marked 1981 I Thought that the change over was in 1982 Round to Square door :?:
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Post Tue. Mar. 11, 2008 9:30 pm

coal berner wrote:
stoker-man wrote:You know, 80 pounds a day isn't much coal for a large building. Your stoker burns about 30-40 pounds an hour. Figure about 11K BTU per pound.

Give me the serial number and I can tell you when it was made.
Hey stoker man 11k for anthracite is a very low Number it would be a very Poor grade of Anthracite coal up here you will see it from 13K Per lb to 13.800 Per lb For good Quality Anthracite ;)
I think he meant the boilers output BTUs per pound, not the coal's input BTUs. 13,800 input at 85% is about 11,700 output to heat with.

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Post Wed. Mar. 12, 2008 5:44 am

Actually, I used 11K as an average. There was some testing done recently on coal from various sources and the BTU output ranged from 9K and up.

We have all the information about each unit, including when it was sold and to whom. I've always heard the changeover being around '79 from the old timers.

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Post Wed. Mar. 12, 2008 8:05 pm

coalberner, Rich started at efm in '79 and he says the stokers were all square door then already. What is the serial number of the boiler?

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Post Thu. Mar. 13, 2008 12:20 am

stoker-man wrote:coalberner, Rich started at efm in '79 and he says the stokers were all square door then already. What is the serial number of the boiler?
I knew you going to ask I will have give him a call or stop by and get will let you know

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Post Fri. Mar. 14, 2008 7:28 pm

Thanks for the reply fellas

Im a little bit laid up right now.... just had a chunk of metal pulled out of my left eye this morning :x . As soon as I am able I will get the serial number off this thing.

Sure am curious to know how many of them they may have built also.

Thanks again
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Post Fri. Mar. 14, 2008 8:18 pm

CoalJockey wrote:Thanks for the reply fellas

Im a little bit laid up right now.... just had a chunk of metal pulled out of my left eye this morning :x . As soon as I am able I will get the serial number off this thing.

Sure am curious to know how many of them they may have built also.

Thanks again
Tyler Hall
W.L. Hall Inc.
Do you want another one it is in Excellent shape 6k I will find out the year for you later I believe there are Extra parts with it not sure will find out

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Post Sat. Mar. 15, 2008 10:34 pm

6k isn't bad for a left eye in excellent shape. :? I wish you the best healing up, I had eye surgery many times due to metal pieces getting past the safety goggles that were on top of my head. They had to use a tool similar to a dentist drill to grind the embedded rust out. yea.

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Post Mon. Mar. 17, 2008 2:20 am

e.alleg wrote:6k isn't bad for a left eye in excellent shape. :? I wish you the best healing up, I had eye surgery many times due to metal pieces getting past the safety goggles that were on top of my head. They had to use a tool similar to a dentist drill to grind the embedded rust out. yea.
Well I was talking about another EFM 1300 Like the topic says for 6k but the EFM 1300 is sold

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Post Mon. Apr. 14, 2008 7:03 am

Just a note to all readers to be careful distinguish between CoalJockey and Coal Jockey when reading or replying to threads... :? Coal Jockey is from Ontario and is a coal dealer; CoalJockey is from PA and is a coal dealer.

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