EFM wood/coal boiler

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Post by Farmer6 » Fri. Sep. 04, 2020 3:35 pm

Looking for someone that is using the coal side of the EFM. What are your likes and dislikes ? I have a question about the size of the firebox. Seem very large for a coal fire. Thanks for your input. The Farmer

 
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Post by franpipeman » Tue. Sep. 08, 2020 8:02 am

stoker efm boiler or hand fed?

 
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Post by Rob R. » Tue. Sep. 08, 2020 8:44 am

I think he is asking about the EFM hand fed unit discussed here:

The efm WCB-24 hand fired wood/coal boiler

Looks like a very nice unit, but I don't know anyone that has one.


 
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Post by McGiever » Tue. Sep. 08, 2020 8:49 am

Rob R. wrote:
Tue. Sep. 08, 2020 8:44 am
I think he is asking about the EFM hand fed unit discussed here:

The efm WCB-24 hand fired wood/coal boiler

Looks like a very nice unit, but I don't know anyone that has one.
I believe member *Stokerman* uses one at his residence...

 
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Post by pine grove coal user » Wed. Jun. 09, 2021 8:10 pm

From everything I have read the EFM WCB-24 is poorly designed for coal with the sloping sides. That is why I didn’t get one and instead got a a Tarm.
With all the Knowledge EFM has on producing coal fired boilers why they made the WCB with sloping sides is a mystery to me.

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