rocketjeremy wrote:Ok....I have been running on 4 minutes every HOUR today to see what happens. My temperatures haven't been flirting with the high limit near as much which feels like a small victory over what I've been going through the past how many days. I did check after dinner tonight though and I can tell there is no way it will make it through the night. I went downstairs just as it ended a 4 minute cycle and glowing coals were just starting to peak though. After another hour of waiting for the timer again it probably would have been out.
So I just set it now to run 5.5 minutes every how to see what that does. I set my thermostats back enough that the stoker shouldn't run for heat for the rest of the night. I will have to see before I go to bed if it looks like it will survive the night. It seems like a ridiculously long time to be running on the timer but all the conventional methods don't appear to be working with this new batch of coal.
Does anybody else run their timers on the hour and if so what kind of settings do you use during the fall/winter time?