Gary in Pennsylvania wrote:What's that burning in e.alleg?? Stoker? Hand-fired? Furnace? Looks big and she's burnin' fierce? Is that rice?
EFM boiler. It's rice coal. I stoked it up a little bit for the picture The coal is augured in from the bottom into a steel pot which has holes in it for the combustion air to blow through. The more combustion air or the more coal the auger feeds in the hotter the fire. It's warm this week so I turned it way down, it just looks like faintly glowing embers now and uses about 25 pounds a day to stay lit and heat the domestic water. I unplugged my propane hot water tank, it is unnecessary.
FIred my stove up the other night. Everything went off like a charm. I hooked up a vent damper on my direct vent and it seems to be working great. I've run the stove on low for two days with a minimal amount of coal being burnt. Maybe a 1/3 of an inch on the bottom of the ash pan.
Filled the hopper with 100#'s to start last Thurs. I have only put another 50# on Sat night...just idling along. I don;t think the thermostat has even called for heat except one night it got chilly. Supposed to be up high 60's by Thurs/Friday then back down......