What are the ashes supposed to be like?

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Re: What are the ashes supposed to be like?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:18 am

Aldo8811 wrote:So I did a little work on it this evening, my red nut is 15 turns away from the boiler, the air shutter on the stoker is open about half way, the air on the little fan is open half way as well (the fan is off at rest). While checking tonight, the stoker was on and a lot of air was blowing out the little fan so I wired it to come on with the stoker. I have, during a call for for heat, turned the stoker off and check the draft, -.04. I haven't checked it lately at rest but it typically is a strong neg .02


What are you using for a draft control? According to the manual, your draft is higher than recommended.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/buck
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: What are the ashes supposed to be like?

PostBy: Aldo8811 On: Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:14 pm

Rob
Using a barometric damper. I added a little weight to it last night and got the draft down to just a smidge over ( or I guess it's really under ) neg .02. I also removed 1 more pin from the timer. Still burning tonight so I guess I haven't killed it yet.
Aldo8811
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystone
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: What are the ashes supposed to be like?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:25 pm

This is what Keystoker says about draft:

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Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/buck
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

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Re: What are the ashes supposed to be like?

PostBy: Aldo8811 On: Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:33 pm

I think im at that point right now... I only know my chimney really sucks! lol
Aldo8811
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystone
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: What are the ashes supposed to be like?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:51 pm

That's a good thing!

What size is your flue pipe and draft control? 8"?
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/buck
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: What are the ashes supposed to be like?

PostBy: Aldo8811 On: Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:17 pm

yes. 8" all the way to the top 27 or so feet. I had to add 3 of the little hooks from shop light chains to help with the balance on the barometric damper in order to get to the neg .02
Aldo8811
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystone
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: What are the ashes supposed to be like?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:22 pm

Your trick with the extra weights will work, and so would a second draft control. Your method is certainly more cost effective.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Coal Size/Type: Rice/buck
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

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