whistlenut wrote:Is that rig fired yet????? 26 here at 6 am......
Of course not! That would be too easy!
Spent entire day yesterday doing plumbing ... and fixing damn leaks. Fought for at least an hour with the plug on the bottom of the Flo-Chek. Heated it red hot, pounded on it with a 4lb sledge, and put a 5' cheater bar on my wrench!! STILL wouldn't budge. Hammered on the hex with an air chisel - still nothing. Only after non-stop abuse for about a half hour straight with the air chisel did it FINALLY come off. *censored*!!
Then came the leaks .... Christ almighty ... anything that could leak, did. Of course, the minute I lit a wood fire and got those coils red hot, one blew out and hosed me down with scalding water .... and the piss stream went right on the wood pile! Just can't write this stuff - just another day in my life!
Was so pissed I just went to bed, and left it boiling and spitting everywhere. I wrapped a rag around the big leaker and put a 5 gallon bucket underneath. Woke up 6 hours later to the thing still boiling, so I removed that heater hose & drained both coils, and let them steam off. Loaded the last of the wood in the basement then. Got the house up to 67° so that's an improvement, at least.
Now I *THINK* I've got all the leaks taken care of for the time being ... but looks like that damn idle feed control box isn't working right ... or I just don't understand how it's supposed to work. Plug it in, blower & stoker run full tilt. Turn it all the way down, no change. All the way up, no change.
But then wtf controls idle???
This thing is kicking my ass ... and we're friggin cold!!
Pics are all out of order. Gotta get back down there if I want heat before New Years .... of '15!