Hi Tom, I'll probably do a pump swap someday. The family room is warm enough, just not as toasty as it could be.
It was -12* again this morning, tuesday the 6th. Light winds. The house is warmish.
I'm SPOILED already!! I pulled the the stoker for modifications yesterday, and went back to a hand loaded fire. I am burning Stove/Nut mixed Andthracite and Nut Bituminous.
I was re-aquainted with my design faults in my boiler this morning, the fire was starving for air, the ash had started to clog the grate, and what coal was left [not much!] was barely keeping the water at 110*, not at all enough heat to keep the house warm.
So I did 'my thing' and raked, shook and tossed on some wood, got a good roaring fire going, and will stoke up a new coal fire for the day.
I really like the stoker just dropping the ash off the edge of the firepot so it doesn't interfere with the burning process.