I have a Royall indoor Wood/Coal boiler http://www.royallfurnace.com/IndoorBoiler.htm
that I bought in October off CL for $400. So far I've been useing all wood that I cut off my uncles' place and its heated our house to 71* with no problem, Even when it got down to -18. My wife loved the new heat sorce, that is untill the wood ran out. No problem we can switch to coal right? Wrong!
I can't get the water temp. to rise higher than what I set the circulator to come on at (160*). It just stays there and doesn't get any hotter.
I need high water temps (170* to 180*) to heat my house since the previous owner under sized the baseboard. With the wood I had NO trouble getting water temps. to 180* and even had problems with it coasting up to 200*.
The only problem I can think of is someone changed the draft blower to a smaller one. The manual calls for a 130 CFM blower but I only have a 75 CFM. It looks like one out of a clothes dryer. Could this be my problem or is it just techniqe that I don't have yet? My Pap always heated with old cast iorn coal boilers and I fired thise many times, Even installed a few.
Sorry for the long post and thanks in advance for your help.