Reading Susquehanna and Coal-Trol

Re: Reading Susquehanna and Coal-Trol

PostBy: titleist1 On: Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:31 pm

good to hear its back to providing normal heat. Make a mental note of how much coal you have gone through since the install. If you burned 3 ton since then maybe you should plan on doing a clean out when you have run 2.5 ton of coal through it.
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite

Re: Reading Susquehanna and Coal-Trol

PostBy: TheNewberrys On: Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:30 pm

I am having the same problems with my pipes clogging, happens to me about every other month seems to be when the stove is not running very hard and it is not creating very much convection suction from the low heat, does anyone know of a fix for this? I have a natural brick chimney and a barometric dampener. thoughts on a power draft? and how it would run with the thermostat and not suck all my heat out??

Stoker Coal Boiler: Reading susquahana

Re: Reading Susquehanna and Coal-Trol

PostBy: pvolcko On: Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:31 pm

A draft booster/inducer might work. You would set its speed and the baro damper with a manometer in order to make sure you aren't pulling too much from the stove.

You may also simply be able to increase you MIN setting a little bit in order to keep a bit higher temp in the flue and keep a stronger draft going. Many people end up having to do this during the fall and spring due to warmer outdoor temps and thus reduced draft.