I set the draft at .04 & over the fire at ~ .015, brought the clicks back up to 5 & the air a smidge above 5 (all on full demand 40+ minutes continuous). The ash ring is between 1.5 & 2 inch. So I think it's ok with the outside temps. Living it CT., we always seem to have some big temp swings thru out the winter.
A penny for your thoughts......... I run a programmable thermostat, during the week no ones home I keep it set for 62, when we are home I have it set for 70, (but I like to manually bump it up to 73. Bed time, its set to drop to 62 until 4:30am when it set for 68 until 6:30am, back to 62. (This is how I used to run oil). The question is....I want to use as less coal as possible, should I keep the current settings, or should they be bumped up even though no one will be home, so there is not such a big recovery temp to get back up to 70+. (Usually the actual temp is around 64-65 when no one is home and the outside temp is around 20 +/- 5.)
I haven't vacuumed the baseboards yet, I need to do this too.
I was at 5 clicks, 6 air prior. I dropped it to 4 clicks, 5 air. I'll try to tune it in tomorrow during the day.
Rob R. wrote:You will need to make it run for 30-40 minutes and observe the ash ring, adjust the air as necessary.