Well gang time for an update.
I spent the afternoon speaking with Scott A Martin Services, an EFM Dealer. http://www.scottamartinservicesinc.com/
Boy does this guy know his stuff. Stoker Man, you have a real good dealer there. He answered my questions and offered suggestions. So much information was provided by this dealer. In fact he remembered installing this unit for the original owners of the property. He gave a history lesson on their entire install and the servicing work he had performed for them before the husband died. He lost track of the property after that but remembered after we called.
The problems we encountered started with the owner of the property contracting http://www.fluidplumbing.net/
These guys knew nothing about coal fired appliances but were hired to clean and service the unit. They blew off 2 appointments with my nephew over the weekend but then all of a sudden were available to service the unit on Monday while he was at work. This way they could be in and out without anyone questioning what they were doing. In fact we believe that they had called Scott Marttin looking for info on what they should be doing.......
Now to tonight's work. After talking to Scott Martin, we proceeded to reset all of the controls for the heater. Most had been reset to incorrect settings. Even the outfire aquastat was set to 200* No wonder we had to keep the outfire overide switch on the entire time.
Upon removing the ash pan and looking up, we discovered that the cleanout rod was broken and the cleanout grate was stuck in the open position. No wonder we weren't getting the air up through the coal even after setting it to 8+. I knew there wasn't enough air but didn't know why. After hammering on the grate we finally got it closed. WHAT A DIFFERENCE. Now this baby was throwing some serious heat !!!!!
So now the big dilemna is whether the original plumber, http://www.fluidplumbing.net/
will be able to clean and repair this heater as they were paid to do or whenther we can get Scott Martin http://www.scottamartinservicesinc.com/
to come in and do the job of servicing this heater as we know he can.
Tomorrow will be interesting.................
Thanks for all the help.