Rob R. wrote: windyhill4.2 wrote:
I am feeling pretty happy with my EFM,i have it set on 5 teeth,we had 8* this am & had 25+mph winds overnite & we stayed warm with no glitch. I don't have any timer & i can't tell from the house how long the stoker ran any given time nor am i going to stand in the boiler box for hrs to see what happens. Still heating 3 buildings + DHW.
Glad to hear it. I bet the Crane stove helps as well.
Rob, i do have to give the Crane some credit,but i am not running it quite as hard/hot as i did the past winters. Since my wife died & i get to do most everything in my shop,my house & property related stuff, i do not have as much time to monitor the Crane. I have been running it in the 400-500* range which still allows me to do 2 times/day tending. If i push it up to the 600-650* range ,then i need to do an 8 hr schedule tending or the ashes build too much to keep the stove up to that temp. So with that in mind is why i am so happy to have made it thru this 8* temp with the EFM on 5 teeth. The past 2 winters i would have set it for 6 teeth for the same OAT. New doors on the shop likely are contributing to less heat demand too.
I did put 210 # in the hopper for the EFM last nite,the wind we have endured the past few days has really pushed the heat out thru the leaky windows in my house.