markleo wrote:Do I have to have a timer to run this boiler in the heating season---like now? (My furnace cycles on regularly--hourly at least). Is it necessary in the winter heating months? Does the timer act to keep the fire going when demand for heat might not be enough to do so?
Is that all that it does? (Not that that is unimportant!)
Thanks for your advice...and sorry if any of my questions seem (or are) redundant. Just trying to be thorough and gain a better (true) understanding of what I am doing and how this machine works.
Yes, a timer is recommended to keep the fire going, especially in the summer. With proper draft, a fire can hibernate quite some time in these beasts. You may be able to get by without the timer during normal weather but if you get a long warm spell, your fire could go out.
BTW- If you call Axeman-Anderson and talk to Amie, she will gladly send you an users manual and parts list. This is very helpful in a re-build and in ordering parts.
They do not take credit cards. Call in or email the parts order. They will respond with a price including shipping. Send them a check and they will ship the parts upon reciept of the check. Try to lump your orders together to keep shipping costs more reasonable.