keithkeystokerefm wrote:So i replaced the hopper gaskets and even used puddy. I had the feed rate set pretty good and had almost a full hopper of coal. When I came back this morning the fire was still burning in the fire ramp/ channel but the the hopper was on fire! Whats going on? Is my lack of a baro damp. the root of all my problems?
YES. You need a manometer to determine the proper setting for the power vent and baro damper. You are pulling too much draft !!!!
You can get a Dwyer Model 25 from Graingers or ebay. That is what most of us use to check the draft.
Then install the baro. You just have to make sure that the swivel pins for the baro are plumb and level. Doesn't matter if your pipe is on an incline or not.
Now adjust the power vent and baro together to get the proper draft reading. THEN you should be all set.