Yet Another EFM520 Install Thread!

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coalkirk
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1981 EFM DF520
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Coal Size/Type: Lehigh anthracite/rice coal
Location: Forest Hill MD

Post Sat. Jan. 21, 2017 9:11 am

Well I went to just look at an EFM this week. Of course I took my trailer and cash just incase. And what do you know, it followed me home. With all these boiler threads and install videos flying around here I got the bug. So I am now the proud owner of a 1981. It has been refurbed and looks to be in very nice condition. I'm planning the install now. Shopping for fittings, etc. I'll post pics along the way and some videos. Later today Stokerdon is coming by and we are going to fire up the stoker for a little driveway burn just to make sure she's seaworthy.

My Harman boiler has served me well for 14 years and probably would for another 14. But when you get the 14 year itch things must change. So if anyone is thinking about making the jump from a stove to central coal heat PM me. She will soon be available.
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Post Sat. Jan. 21, 2017 9:16 am

Nice Terry. Although you're a tad late, if I remember (that's graspin straws though) it used to be the 7 yr itch! ;)

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Post Sat. Jan. 21, 2017 9:17 am

You are right. I've been scratching for 7 years! :oops: :shock:

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Stoker Coal Boiler: BairMatic BMC-500 with Van Wert VA400 Stoker, Gentleman Janitor GJ-671/EFM S-15 stoker, Van Wert VA-600
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Harman SF3500
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Noth'in but COAL! Well, Maybe a little tiny bit of wood
Location: PA, Southern York County!

Post Sat. Jan. 21, 2017 9:38 am

HA, HA! Payback time!

Your Harman was the first stoker boiler I ever saw in person, many years ago. A month and a half later, I had a Yellow Flame stoker boiler, then a Losch, then a GJ,,, ect...

Here's a video of how an S-20 stoker progresses from lite-off to full fire.
https://youtu.be/yPjFYoUw1CA

-Don

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Post Sat. Jan. 21, 2017 11:09 am

Well CK, after you install & fire up that EFM520,you will no longer ever have to worry about your boiler keeping you warm.

It won't matter how cold it gets outside ! :)
Nice looking unit . :up:

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Post Sat. Jan. 21, 2017 5:02 pm

Very nice Terry, very nice.

Gives me something to shoot for here as mine moves along. If I can make mine look half as Purdy as yours, then I will be well pleased. :)

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Post Sat. Jan. 21, 2017 5:05 pm

Ugh, you guys are killing me. A stoker boiler would be awesome.

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Post Sun. Jan. 22, 2017 9:21 am

That looks like a nice clean unit. I'm sure you'll be pleased.

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Post Sun. Jan. 22, 2017 6:46 pm

Was that on Craigslist for $2500?
If so, I almost went to go see it.

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Post Sun. Jan. 22, 2017 8:39 pm

Yes, in Tamaqua.

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Post Sun. Jan. 22, 2017 9:03 pm

Wow that is a nice clean boiler, I am looking forward to another 520 install.

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Post Fri. Jan. 27, 2017 6:49 am

I'm "ramped up" to move this EFM in the basement Saturday and pull the Harman out. Should be fun. I'll take some pics along the way. Sorry! damn sideways pics again.
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Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite
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Post Fri. Jan. 27, 2017 6:56 am

Nice! Do you have some strong backs lined up to help or are you winching it down there?

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Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Noth'in but COAL! Well, Maybe a little tiny bit of wood
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Post Fri. Jan. 27, 2017 8:09 am

It's about time you updated this thread. I was getting worried that you might have gone off the idea.

If we are going to push through all the way to getting the Harman out and setting the EFM in the boiler room, we might even start a little plumbing. I'll bring some plumbing parts just in case.

-Don

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Post Fri. Jan. 27, 2017 8:36 am

You will love that EFM!

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