small amount of Carbon Monixide readings, only when verycold

small amount of Carbon Monixide readings, only when verycold

PostBy: jayseidel On: Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:09 am

small amount of Carbon Monixide readings are coming from my 55 gallon drum and got sulfur smell, could it be sulfur dioxide? it only happens when its very cold. i got a bad batch of coal from the new harmony owners, huge amount of fines and already had about 20 clinkers. I have feed at 5 teeth and 6 1/2 air, this coal needs alot of air. I clean fines from exhaust stack every 2 weeks. Has anyone experienced this and what did you do to correct it.
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Re: small amount of Carbon Monixide readings, only when verycold

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:15 am

Exactly what is a SMALL co reading js?
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Re: small amount of Carbon Monixide readings, only when verycold

PostBy: jayseidel On: Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:48 am

60's, but when i put detector over drum it goes into the 100's
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Re: small amount of Carbon Monixide readings, only when verycold

PostBy: SuperBeetle On: Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:52 am

Seems like the readings are high. It should be 0
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Re: small amount of Carbon Monixide readings, only when verycold

PostBy: jayseidel On: Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:59 am

i'm going to stop and buy new detector today, this one is out of date by 2 years. What is radio GS?
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Re: small amount of Carbon Monixide readings, only when verycold

PostBy: SuperBeetle On: Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:12 pm

Typo. :oops:
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Re: small amount of Carbon Monixide readings, only when verycold

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:13 pm

Even better---what the hell is a Radio GS?????????????????????????????
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Re: small amount of Carbon Monixide readings, only when verycold

PostBy: Lightning On: Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:17 pm

With coal I would dare say that if you smell sulphur dioxide there will always be some carbon monoxide with it..
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Re: small amount of Carbon Monixide readings, only when verycold

PostBy: McGiever On: Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:31 pm

Your nose will NEVER smell CO!!!
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Re: small amount of Carbon Monixide readings, only when verycold

PostBy: Pacowy On: Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:41 pm

I would suggest making sure the fines aren't clogging the air holes in the auger tube, keeping a cover on the feed drum, and making sure there is adequate make-up air.

Mike
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Re: small amount of Carbon Monixide readings, only when verycold

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:48 pm

jayseidel wrote:small amount of Carbon Monixide readings are coming from my 55 gallon drum and got sulfur smell, could it be sulfur dioxide? it only happens when its very cold. i got a bad batch of coal from the new harmony owners, huge amount of fines and already had about 20 clinkers. I have feed at 5 teeth and 6 1/2 air, this coal needs alot of air. I clean fines from exhaust stack every 2 weeks. Has anyone experienced this and what did you do to correct it.


If the coal has a lot of fines it may have plugged the vent holes in the end of the pot-auger pipe. It could also have plugged some of the holes in the grates.

Also, if you are running only the pot auger pipe (24") and feeding it out of a drum, you will continue to have issues with fumes coming out of the drum. Some people make it work, but you must have good draft and keep the air around 4...any higher than that and there is enough pressure in the air chamber to push fumes back down the auger pipe.
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Re: small amount of Carbon Monixide readings, only when verycold

PostBy: McGiever On: Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:44 pm

jayseidel wrote:i'm going to stop and buy new detector today, this one is out of date by 2 years. What is radio GS?



Oh, so it could be even worse readings. :roll:
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Re: small amount of Carbon Monixide readings, only when verycold

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:41 pm

No CO reading is the bar! You only get one chance.
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Re: small amount of Carbon Monixide readings, only when verycold

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:51 pm

This is what you DO NOT want to see ....

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This is what you DO want to see ...

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Re: small amount of Carbon Monixide readings, only when verycold

PostBy: jayseidel On: Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:56 am

I changed the draft and have had a zero reading ever since, thanks for your replies. Im still learning, to regulate settings to weather change and different batches of coal. Plus, i have steam system that can be a little challenging. I have a drafty old 1850's colonial home with 12' ceilings. I'm on my 9th ton now, i hope it warms up soon!
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