Flyer5 wrote:Is 50 lbs give or take a few #s in a 24 hr period a reasonable amount for this boiler to run . It has been cold outside but the house is a nice cozy 68 degrees . So far seems to be running great . I have about 1/2 coal bed burning about 3"s from the end any more and it seems to overshoot during idle . I have the 2nd combustion blower that runs constant . The ash looks completely burned . Dave
How big is your house? How old, insulation, windows, etc.? I'd say 50# a day is pretty darn good, less than a ton a month! How hot is your exhaust when the stoker is running? That's a good indication of how well it's doing getting the heat into the water.
Figure 50# a day is averaging about 30,000 Btu per hour gross input to the boiler. Keystokers run about 80% to 85% efficient, so you're getting an average of about 25,000 Btu per hour into your house. Not bad!