We added more pins, but still there is no change
alcm000 wrote:McGiever wrote:Tell us your stack temps, please.
So far you only speak of water temps...we need more info.
The boiler will only get to 125 or 130 degrees. We have our aqua stat set at 160/180 for the winter.
alcm000 wrote:How would we find out the temp of the stove pipe?
alcm000 wrote:We are burning approximately 60 pounds of coal per day. That is our normal amount for this time of year in NY, but this year we are unable to get the boiler to get up to temperature and be able to produce the heat that our home needs.
McGiever wrote:That depends, maybe somewhere near 235-275*F. With temp problems you're having it's hard to say, but whatever it is it will have some meaning as to what the fire is doing...stuff in=stuff out.
How many lbs. coal per day?
But what model aquastat did you install when you replaced the other one?
lsayre wrote:alcm000 wrote:We are burning approximately 60 pounds of coal per day. That is our normal amount for this time of year in NY, but this year we are unable to get the boiler to get up to temperature and be able to produce the heat that our home needs.
It's definitely been colder this winter than the past few winters. I would think you should be burning more coal than the norm of the past few winters.
lsayre wrote:How many sq-ft are you heating, and how old is your house? How well insulated is it overall?
coalkirk wrote:So you've had it for 5 years and if I understand you had no problems the first 3 years. So obviously something has changed. Did you always have the 3 heating zones and the domestic hot water? Same number of people living in the home? Any changes to the home? Same coal? How many sq. ft. are you heating? Flue pipe was cleaned of fly ash before this heating season? Do you have a manometer to check your draft? It has been a very cold fall this year.
alcm000 wrote:Yes, it was fine for our first three years. Nothing has changed in our home; same zones, water, and number of people. We have cleaned everything this year. We are heating approximately 1800 sq. ft.