cabinover wrote:Ran my 130 all weekend, had to force it to burn a few times since there wasn't much call for it. Cool piece of machinery isn't it?
It is like watching John Belushi.
It has run about 18 hours now on a hatfull of anthracite, house was warm as toast. It stopped ashing about an hour and a half into the startup and has not ashed since. I'm assuming it wants to thin the fire with a thicker ashbed? I also set the viewing port cover out to about 5/8" as it was only open about 1/4" the way he had it. Is the purpose of this opening up to basically stall the boiler when the fan shuts down? Changing the pulleys around may have tamed the beast nicely, I cannot hear it run in the family room directly above it. Strangely enough, I haven't heard from that damn oil burner either come to think of it!
I am a little worried about it overheating because it will be in the high 60*s today. I turned the aquastat down to 135*-155* and the timer is set for 1 minute an hour. I will run home at lunchtime to check on it, I may have to adjust some windowstats. It takes about 4 minutes to run the temp from min to max even under load, amazing device. The thing drafts better in this warm weather than the old hand fired I had in there.