Wow.. That's impressive.. Nice work!!lsayre wrote:The Coal Gun's efficiency is now potentially in the vicinity of 81.5%.
Carbon12 wrote:How much coal do you think was wasted so far this season?
My concern is surface rust from no summer usage.
I think that a note should be added to the manual regarding this if there isn't one already.
I have to thank you for bringing this up (cleaning the port from the swirl chamber). About 2 weeks ago when it was really cold (near/below zero) my S130, for really the first time, couldn't keep up. It seemed to happen quickly. I shut the unit down for a few hours on a Sunday, used a small parts grabber as a snake and "reamed out" the passage from the swirl chamber to the cyclone separator. Since then, my boiler has been back to normal performance.
I have used my boiler for seven seasons. Although I clean the thing pretty thoroughly, that passage was hard to get to and I never "snaked it out". Now I know better. I think that a note should be added to the manual regarding this if there isn't one already.
Thanks again. Because of your post, I was able to go right to the problem and fix it quickly.