heatwithcoal wrote:I seem to still be putting in a bag a day, which I can't complain about. The furnace definitely does run less efficient when it is warmer outside. After reading the posts, I turned the CFT? way down when it was warmer to make sure the heat actually got pushed through the ductwork and onto the main living floor.
Love the AK-110 and how it just runs with little interaction on my part. I still go down there and open the door just to see the flame, which is the one thing i miss with the two smaller stokers.
(The bridging of the coal in the hopper is a little irritating)
Love the AK-110 and how it just runs with little interaction on my part.
coalnewbie wrote:Love the AK-110 and how it just runs with little interaction on my part.
Yep, being a stove mistress gets old real quick. 3 mins and I am done for the day. No bridging EVER, try not to pee on the coal. I don't even bother to look at the flame anymore but I do spend 2 seconds looking at the Dwyer. She's running hard now so weekly Powervent service and a look at the ash buildup on the lower exhaust exit and up for breakfast. I'm fighting snow and ICE, no time to screw around with a coal stove.
Try going up a steep hill on a Cat 955H and have it start slipping down the hill on you. Time for new underpants. You should see me panic, nobody does it better. Yesterday morning 13F and raining, why is it only me. I should have got a clue then.
I have not let the 'funnel' go all the way down to the bottom of the hopper so the bridging is not really an issue.