You called it. The wires going from the timer motor to the screw terminals (behind the fiberglass board) were the opposite of what they should have been, and the motor was turning in reverse!
That would certainly cause some issues. Look at the bright side, you can check off "testing the high limit control".
JRDepew wrote:However, if I open the basement door, it shoots to about -0.08" WC instantly. The opposite happens when I close the basement door. I have no operational windows in the basement at the moment as they have all been sealed shut. I am going to have to come up with something quickly in order to remedy this.
The draft shoots up to -.08" because you have the baro weight set incorrectly; set the weight on -0.05". It seems like you have a few options to get make-up air, depending on where you want to introduce it. A few ideas: Trim the bottom of the basement door to let air come in along the floor, cut out a vent in the basement door, modify one of the windows, or cut an opening somewhere else.
JRDepew wrote:How loud should this 20350 timer be? It can be heard throughout a few rooms in the house (the room above the floor joist where it is mounted, and the adjoining rooms). It seems to click a few times a second, nonstop, everyday. If this is normal I will get some isolation mounts and use a piece of flex conduit to attach to it instead of the EMT I am using now. If it isn't normal, then I am guessing that the timer motor is on its last legs. I believe that these timers are serviceable correct? It does seem to be rotating correctly as of right now.
You aren't the first person to notice the noise from the timer, an isolation mount should make a noticeable difference.
JRDepew wrote:How should the ash ring look when at a full burn with 4 air 4 feed? I have some ash that is sticking together and hanging over the edge of the pot. I do not think that I have a full 2 inches of ash around the edge other than where it hangs over the edge of the pot.
Make sure you let the stoker run for at least 30 minutes before you "assess" the fire. Generally speaking, the fire should be about the size of the burn plates...if burning coal is creeping onto the burner ring, increase the air a little and retest. Some ash hanging over the side is normal. 4/4 is a great place to start, but sometimes it is necessary to bump the air to 4.25 or even 4.5 if the rice contains a lot of small pieces, or if the coal is slower burning than average.