jpen1 wrote:I use bulk coal and I just shoot it out of my trailer through a window into my bin. I can always go atleast 2 days on an ash pan in the dead of winter. About once a week this time of year.
Well Jim either that little bugger likes to eat alot of coal per day or you have small ash tubs /Pans in it
2 days in winter once pan a week that sounds like a lot of coal burning how many minutes or hrs a day is the unit running
24 hr period
I go 14 to 20 days per ash tub in winter & 24 to 30 days in Spring summer fall depending on which size tubes I am using
unit runs 1hr 15 minutes to 1hr 45 minutes per 24 hr depending on how much wash and showers are being taking & done
72 minutes of that is on timer run alone the balance is the water being heated Non heating season .
Heating season is 2 to 3 hrs a 24 hr run per day 36 minutes of that is on timer alone The balance is heating 3140 sq ft of house at 70 to 74 degrees between two heating zones this year will be three zones
How often to you fill the hopper per day or week
I fill bin 3 times in winter 1 to 1.5 times in none heating season feed bin holds 1.980 to 1.990 lbs with out coal falling out over top to floor there is always 2 to 3 hundreds lbs left in bin between fills some times less when I want to clean fines out at the bottom of bin