EFM 520 Has Landed

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Post Tue. Jun. 10, 2008 10:18 pm

Look on the stoker itself for the serial number. coal berner might recognize the clean-out cover shown on the picture as being from 1959.

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Post Wed. Jun. 11, 2008 12:18 am

billw wrote:I found the plate with the model number below the coil plate. Unfortunately a lot of the numbers are illegible. On the bottom left of the plate was stamped 1959 and some letters. Could that be the year of manufacture?
Bill it is A 1959 Fitzgibbon boiler And it is in Better shape then my 1986 EFM General Machine co. boiler
And My sweat was all over it to loading it up on your truck :lol:
stoker-man wrote:Look on the stoker itself for the serial number. coal berner might recognize the clean-out cover shown on the picture as being from 1959.
I know it very well it is a 59 Fitzgibbon boiler I get to see all of the stoker boilers coming in and out of that shop ;)

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Post Wed. Jun. 11, 2008 12:21 am

stoker-man wrote:Look on the stoker itself for the serial number. coal berner might recognize the clean-out cover shown on the picture as being from 1959.
I know it very well it is a 59 Fitzgibbon boiler I get to see all of the stoker boilers coming in and out of that shop ;)

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Post Wed. Jun. 11, 2008 7:20 am

I know it very well it is a 59 Fitzgibbon boiler I get to see all of the stoker boilers coming in and out of that shop
And you get to sweat over a couple of them too. Hey the boiler is 7 years younger than me and I still work, well sometimes. :)

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Post Wed. Jun. 11, 2008 1:54 pm

I didn't want to hijack stoker man's thread about stack temps so I'll ask here. Can you put a magic heat on the stack of a coal unit? I have one on my oil unit but it didn't work well. By the time the thermistor came up to temp and turned the unit on the oil burner was done firing.

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Post Wed. Jun. 11, 2008 3:40 pm

During the dead of winter, if your home requires the EFM to be firing fairly hot all the time,, then a stack blower [magic heat] will extract some heat from the flue..

However: make sure you have plenty of draft, the magic heat's do restrict the air flow some, and can collect flyash as well.. mount the magic heat vertically only.. [ask Matthaus].

But you can extract some heat.. not sure if it is worth purchasing a Magic heat for the amount of heat extracted...

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Post Wed. Jun. 11, 2008 3:50 pm

Not sure if it would even work on a modern oil burning unit anyway. efm stopped making them long ago because turbulators in the tubes were resulting in a 350 degree stack temperature. This is the ideal temperature for a non-insulated chimney to avoid damaging condensation.

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