scrapper_23jr wrote:i would have the guys who did the installation back and stay with them till it was made right, there are a lot of so called experts out there but all they know is coal is black and it should burn.Stoker installs are serious business S and i would would want to know history or have references on anyone who installed one, 90 percent of youre plumbers today do oil and in no way is coal similar to oil, have someone who is qualified or experianced in coal look at the unit. SCRAPPER
Scrapper, I took off work yesterday (Thursday the 24th) and did just that. He came in Weds. night the first night and wired both zones together so they would at least "run". When it still didn't get above 60 thursday morning, I called off work (At great cost to me) and stayed home. He came 3 more times thursday throughout the day, purged the system of air (Again), replaced the auqua stat and and finally made the fire bigger in the hopes that maybe the fire wasn't hot enough for the cold weather. My radiators upstairs are hot (I have 2 cast irons, one in each bedroom) my downstairs baseboards are warm at best. I have burned through at least a half ton, maybe 3/4 ton in the last week alone waiting for this to be fixed. What else can cause this? I know my base boards can get hot as hell, and even if the furnace is running all the time, it used to be at least 70 in my living room. Circulator? He said it was running. What about all the vales attached to this thing? Could they be malfunctioning? I don't know, and he didn't seem to care much about diagnosing it. I'm a simple man, and I am one of the more patient individuals any home improvement guy or technician will ever meet (Much to the dismay of my wife sometimes). I give people the benefit of the doubt, but damnit I have kids and, and I want service. Coal was supposed to make things cheaper for me. This is turning into a very expensive heating cycle for me. I will have to order tons 7 and 8 here shortly because this thing has been running non stop for over a week now. Matt D, you're up. Expect a call in the morning.