Pictures of EFM Install, Please Critique

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: EFM 520
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Post Sun. Mar. 26, 2017 7:04 pm

These pictures kind of show my install. Open to suggestions of anything you may see wrong. I did this with only you tube videos
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Stove/Furnace Make: 1960 efm 520
Stove/Furnace Model: Harman Mark II

Post Sun. Mar. 26, 2017 7:18 pm

Horizontal circulator?

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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
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Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy
Location: Chazy, NY

Post Sun. Mar. 26, 2017 7:28 pm

No cotter pins on the auger coupler?

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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
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Post Sun. Mar. 26, 2017 7:40 pm

Salemcoal wrote:Horizontal circulator?
As long as you keep the motor horizontal, it's fine.

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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520, 700, Van Wert 800 GJ 61,53
Baseburners & Antiques: Magic Stewart 16, times 2!
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck
Other Heating: Slant Fin electric boiler backup
Location: Malta N.Y.

Post Sun. Mar. 26, 2017 7:44 pm

Salemcoal wrote:Horizontal circulator?
what's wrong with that?
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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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both
Location: Jonestown,Pa.17038

Post Sun. Mar. 26, 2017 7:53 pm

The PRV has no pipe connected to it,supposed to be piped down near the floor.
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Post Sun. Mar. 26, 2017 8:27 pm

The first pixture was with pins sheared. I just pit two pins in for the photo, not the proper pins.
There is a collar between gear and coupler that sloded over the clutch shaft
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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 Sun. Mar. 26, 2017 8:29 pm

That's funny. It's not where the shear pin goes. It goes in the by the squared off end. That could be why you are shearing pins. ;)
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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Post Sun. Mar. 26, 2017 8:32 pm

There is a shear pin on the other end as well, by the square end
Scottscoaled wrote:That's funny. It's not where the shear pin goes. It goes in the by the squared off end. That could be why you are shearing pins. ;)

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

Post Sun. Mar. 26, 2017 8:33 pm

I see you don't oil the three holes for the routine maintenance
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Post Sun. Mar. 26, 2017 8:36 pm

Yes I do about every 4 weeks
Scottscoaled wrote:I see you don't oil the three holes for the routine maintenance

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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 Sun. Mar. 26, 2017 8:38 pm

You only use one on the squared end.
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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Post Sun. Mar. 26, 2017 8:42 pm

Additional pictures
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Post Sun. Mar. 26, 2017 8:43 pm

Couple more
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520, 700, Van Wert 800 GJ 61,53
Baseburners & Antiques: Magic Stewart 16, times 2!
Coal Size/Type: Lots of buck
Other Heating: Slant Fin electric boiler backup
Location: Malta N.Y.

Post Sun. Mar. 26, 2017 8:45 pm

You have a 350 spacer plate on your 520. Could you post a picture of your nameplate.
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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