Wood'nCoal wrote:It's considerably cooler in the cellar now with the insulation and the lower boiler temperature. Even with the insulation the top of the jacket gets hot when the boiler is at 200 degrees.
The boiler did come with a top half to the rear jacket, I just don't have it. You can see in the photo where it would fit into the slot in the top covers and attach to the rear bottom cover. The panel for the stoker side is for a boiler with the stoker on the left, my stoker is obviously on the right side. The panels are different for right and left. On the right side install the stoker flange is centered, on the left it's offset. The cutout in the panel was offset, I had to cut it larger to fit on the right side. I have the filler panels for both sides, just have to get around to painting them and getting them installed. Just having the jacket set for this boiler is a find in itself.
I did not install new insulation behind the front cover, it already had it, but the rest is new. I somehow managed to pack 3.5 inches of fiberglass under the covers.
Have you check the temp gage yet to see if it is accurate fill a jar or glass with boiler water from the boiler drain valve stick a thermometer into jar or glass see what the temp is of water your gauge might be off .
One tooth feed might not give you enough btu output to keep the water hot enough let alone to keep the fire lit 2lbs a hr is not a lot of coal keep at two teeth and make sure it is at two teeth and set timer at 3 minutes per hr and make sure it is running at that check it with a clock or watch the timer will run 72 minutes per 24 hr period and not having anybody using water during the day the boiler will not run much more then 72 minutes a day so with your feed at 1 tooth 2lbs per
hr you will be only burning 3.60 lbs per 24hrs 2 teeth is 4 lbs per hr so at 72 minutes per 24 hr period you will be at 9 lbs