I'm still learning about this stoker thing, right now I have the Alaska set at full speed, it's got the combined stoker and combustion fan motor, a separate combustion fan that runs full speed sounds like a good idea. I think adjusting the feed rate and the combustion fan speed at the same time introduces to many variables into the mix.
Anyway, the motor's running full speed, I adjusted the carpet travel until I achieved about a 1 to 1 1/2 long burn area. Heat production is a little low, but it's not that cold out this afternoon.
I have the blower on the stove on a thermostat.
Rather then have to increase the feed carpet travel to increase or decrease the burn I would rather adjust the feed speed, leaving the combustion fan at full speed. Is this possible? Is the feed travel set to the max with this method?
Also, I think I read about a reference to a HI/LO burn control for the feed rate. This would be a good idea to have when I got the hot water loop connected. When there is a call for water heating from the aquastat I would need a higher fire, when the water temp requirement is satisfied, a drop to a low or idle fire would be a good idea, esp. in the warmer weather when heating is not needed.
Not completely clueless, but just thinking...