Ok let's try this again

Re: Ok let's try this again

PostBy: dchartt On: Tue May 08, 2012 6:24 pm

NWBuilder wrote:I am running a 5 degree differential because Darren over at AHS said that they feel this is more efficient and it is how the new units are calibrated before they leave the shop. I have set my ashing at 130 since Sunday night with the 5 degree differentialit was at 120 leading up to this point. Upon the initial firing I had a really good bed of red coal going. Since then I know I have a fire but I can not see any red in there even when the blower is running. It looks dead. Temps say otherwise. I am dropping 80 to 100 pounds a day through it and I am getting mostly unburnt or partially burnt coal in my ash pan. I picked up 6 bags of Blaschack today, I am going to let my hopper run low and re fill with that and see if there is any difference in performance. I checked my manometer pipe and tube, both are clear. I have a draft of .02 now which is an improvement. If I am home tomorrow due to bad weather I am going to open all the windows and heat the great outdoors and see if I don't have a decent base fire going. The last thing that Darren mentioned to me was to re wire the asher to the blower so it only runs when the blower does. Lastly, I still have my old Extrol 30 if I have my plumber run that as well as the 60 I have now would that be sufficient amount for expansion or do I just need to go up to the 105? Thanks yet again, Ken



what are your outside temps there?
dchartt
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AHS 130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glacier Bay

Re: Ok let's try this again

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Tue May 08, 2012 10:17 pm

It was 55 to 60 here today.
NWBuilder
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Ahs 130
Coal Size/Type: Burning Pea anthracite

Re: Ok let's try this again

PostBy: McGiever On: Sun May 13, 2012 7:46 pm

It is imperative to get the ashing motor wired to only run when blower runs.:!:
This would definitely reduce daily coal consumption.

If need be, I could describe to you the wire changes. ;)
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek

Re: Ok let's try this again

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Sun May 13, 2012 8:52 pm

My understand of wiring the ahser to run only when the blower was running was that is in response to folks having a puffback issue. I haven't had any puffbacks yet but the way things are going they are probably in my future as well. The Blashack made no difference.
fire is out again tonight after 2 days run time. To say this is getting old is an understatement!
NWBuilder
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Ahs 130
Coal Size/Type: Burning Pea anthracite

Re: Ok let's try this again

PostBy: McGiever On: Sun May 13, 2012 10:37 pm

This blower and ashing motor factory wiring is a bit of a puzzle, it seems.

I believe member *lsayer* ashing motor was factory wired to come on only w/ fan.

And member *dchartt* wasn't, but he solved both puff-backs and his unburnt coal problems when changed to only run w/ fan and lowering the SV.

In a PM to you I included some more info. about the out fires and excess coal consumption. :)
McGiever
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: AXEMAN-ANDERSON 130 "1959"
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: HARMAN MAGNUM
Hand Fed Coal Stove: RADIANT HOME AIR BLAST
Baseburners & Antiques: OUR GLENWOOD 111 BASEBURNER "1908"
Coal Size/Type: PEA / ANTHRACITE, NUT-STOVE / ANTHRACITE
Other Heating: Ground Source Heat Pump
Stove/Furnace Make: Hydro Heat /Mega Tek