dincherjack wrote:my dad was telling me i could have issues if my furnace is at ground level above my basement, which i am going to be heating. something to do with the way the water circulates through the system . does anyone know anything about this? if i hook an auger to the ahs 130 will it be relatively similar to the aa130? also my uncle had a coal boiler with a hopper and had issues with coal hanging up in the hopper, does any one know any similar issues experience or heard of? also thank you all for the information thus far very helpful.
With a pressurized, pumped system there should be no issue with circulation. Open outdoor wood boilers and gravity flow systems are different.
Auger options to fill the hopper are available on the AHS.
Coal hanging up in the hopper is usually due to too many fines or too large of a coal size. Using the right size coal for the boiler is a must to be trouble free.
Take a look at other threads on this forum. There is a ton of info and will take some time to read. This should give you a better feel for what you are getting into.