hcarlow wrote:This will be my first year of burning coal and I would like to thank all you guys for all the info on the forum and the many pm's to and from so many of you . The 110 is up and running today for the first time . I did lose my first fire but restarted and made a few adjustments and it seems to be doing good now . The plumber had to call Matt and Dave a couple times as this was his first coal boiler set up and they were right there with the answers . I do have a manometer set up along with carbon monoixde detectors also . I never could have done this without all your help . I would especially like to thank Rob as he has answered so many of my questions .
Have a great winter burning coal .
hcarlow wrote:The fire kept going all night so that was a plus for sure . I had the ll set at 160 and the hl at 180 which for this time of year seems a little high as the boiler seems to stay in the 190's when not calling for heat, but never hit the dump zone at 210. Burning coal isn't dropping off the end of the grate but pretty close at times. Timer is set for 45 sec. on 5 min off right now . I burned quite a bit of coal for the 24 hrs. not sure exactly how much as I didn't have the hopper full . I backed off the feed 1 turn this morning and the hl to 175 .
hcarlow wrote: I would especially like to thank Rob as he has answered so many of my questions .
Flyer5 wrote:The way I found works the best is just put the timers close enough so you don't lose the fire, not worrying to much about dumping into dump zone in the beginning. Then take your time to get the screw adjuster set properly checking it through a few cycles then once you are happy with the full grate of fire consider that fixed and not to be touched. It is only for adjusting the full fire nothing else.
Only after the full fire adjustment is stable. Then I will proceed to adjust for the idle fire using only the timers, once it is close the rheostats can be used for very fine tuning.