Hi all, thanks for the pictures of the bin. What kind if pitch should I use. Can you give more detailed photos of the bin?, or a sketch?. I have the dog house for the auger on the side.
The boiler has been running great. I have a full fire pot, and everything seems to be going well. The boiler itself throws a lot of heat off. It makes the basement like 88 degrees around the boiler. I will be insulating the boiler to trap in the heat.
I had some large clinkers after the first two days of firing. I had to break them up, and push them out of the rear of the fire pot. The fire did not go out, so I took off the auger belt, and then hand fired it until the boiler had a nice size fire. I then put the belt back on. I also adjusted the ash temperature using the Allen wrench on the grate switch higher, and as of this morning, all was well. I have normal sized clinkers now, opposed to giant ones.
I have red ash coal, and it burns very well. I even took out some pins for the run timer because it holds the fire well. We will be
Getting colder weather soon, so the boiler will be able to stretch its legs once again.
One other issue I had was that the auger tube would get hung up. Nothing was blocking it really, and all of the sudden it would stop, turn over a little, and then rotate once again. Do I need a new gear motor, or is this what it should do if there is a possible jam or something?