Lightning wrote:Hmmm... I take it you have no manometer?
Is the coal any different?
Notice more fines than usual?
Are you shaking it down thoroughly?
Have you tried cracking open a window in the boiler room to see if it runs any different?
No worries on the questions, they help. lol
I have a manometer, just not installed yet...lol didn't get the brake cable to install it correctly.
Coal is the same as last years, Paul Chervy coal from Plymouth P.A. and like I said, it ran wonderfully right up until about a week ago. No more fines than usual.
I shake it thoroughly as I can lol, have noticed a bit more ash in the firebox this year than last. And about once a month, I let it go out and give the fire box a good cleaning because it gets clogged up with ash.
The boiler is in my stacked stone, dirt floor basement and there is definitely some draftiness in the basement already. No more than I have noticed in the past though.