markviii wrote:I don't think he has the chart recorders and load cells hooked up yet.
A project for next summer perhaps?
I have however used my laser thermometer on the flue, and about 10" out of the boiler the surface temp of the flue is only about 187 degrees. That's much lower than my former wood burning experience.
I also weighed a few 4 gallon buckets of pea, and it comes out to either side of 30 lbs for 4 gallons. So far I have added ~60 lbs of coal just to reach the hopper, and ~210 lbs. to the hopper. The scale is standing by.