watkinsdr wrote:Pictures please! We need an ash update too, unburned coal, etc.
Despite all warnings, I started the boiler with fresh coal only (no ashes added, since I didn't have any). The good part is that since I left the tiny window in the center of the sight tube door open I have had no puff-backs (so far at least). The (potentially) bad news is that the ash grate temperature is still too high for it to ash. I wonder how long it will be before the temperature at the grate falls to 140 degrees? I'm considering throttling down on the tiny window sometime today.
For pictures, see my previous (Making Some Progress) thread. Nothing has changed much since I took all of those pictures.