Good afternoon Gentlemen!! The stack runs a good 5 feet above any roof peak within 40 feet. With the unit unhooked from the stack we have draft that sucks the fire off a candle 8" from the opening. Barometric damper and draft inducer was installed by the dealer. We purchased the unit "installed" so I sure wasn't going to touch the darn thing.
Talked with a very cool Alaska Dealer yesterday p.m. from New Hampshire, and he agreed that the issue is in the drive line, and if he would have been our dealer he would have pulled the stoker unit and replaced with a new one (after the second "break") WOW, he really reaffirmed my beleif in HUMANITY!! Maybe we should move to New Hamp.
LOL. No, Actually he will be our dealer in the future as we intend to purchase a New BIG Keystoker boiler this July.
As for the ongoing saga of our current dealer, what goes around, comes around.
Have a Blessed Easter weekend, and thanks for the input!! Jon
p.s. very little corrosion issues, and the auger looks new......which it is!!