[/quote] You are my hero
I only wish I bought your Boiler instead of my Buderus thinking I was going to cut back on coal
The Keystoker 90 is bailing my a$$ out because I did not go your route.[/quote]
2001Siera. I know what you mean by wishing you had not bought the Buderus. I bought one first with a fancy controller. Fuel oil. Used 1000 gallons of fuel the first year in the house keeping the house 66 degrees with wife BITXXING the whole time. I wish I would have bought this coal boiler ONLY. I just did not have enough info at the time. Most HVAC/Plumbing guys know NOTHING about coal boilers and their ability to sustain fire in the summer with a good draft.
So I'm sitting on a full 275 gallon tank of fuel oil. Thinking about burning it this summer. I put K100 diesel addative in it but would rather burn it than waste it. I am hesitant. That tank was filled with $2.80/gallon fuel oil. What is it now? We would burn about half of it this summer. 130 gallons x $3.80 a gallon=$494.
I bought 8.19 tons of coal first week of May 2011 and still half half a ton or more. Burned about 1.5 to 2 tons last summer. More than I thought I would. Two ton of coal is $500 locally and the coal boiler would be warm. I should sell the fuel oil and buy coal