Rob R. wrote:Benny, there are a lot of things that can cause this, but you have eliminated some already. First thing to check is that the smoke pipe and chimney are clean, and that the barometric damper is set correctly. If you don't have any way to measure the draft, take a match and hold it up to the hole in the "E" on the fire viewing door. The flame should get sucked into the boiler, if not....you have insufficient draft, and/or too much combustion air.
We need to know how many teeth the feed rate is set at, and what the air setting is. Start with the air setting. At the top of the blower housing on the right side you will see a pointer with some numbers...see what it is set at. To check the feed rate, you need to count how many times the ratchet "clicks" on the downward cycle of the arm. This is done by turning the power off to the stoker, and turning the gearbox input shaft by hand.
Have you verified that the air chamber is free of fines, and that the holes in the grates are clean? The auger pipe that goes into the pot also has some holes at the end that can get clogged..but I wouldn't pull that out unless nothing else seems amiss.
Lastly, can you tell us your location? There might be someone nearby that can give you a hand.
Rob R. wrote:Your air setting is far too high for the feed rate. Adjust the feed to 4 clicks and the air to 4 also.
Pacowy wrote:4 and 4 is a good place to start. The key with the feed and air settings is to make sure that after running continuously for 45 minutes or more, the ring of ash around the outside of the burn pot is about 1-2" wide. If it is more than that, you should add feed and/or reduce air. If it is less than that, you should add air and/or reduce feed.
[/quote]Rob R. wrote:Is your coal oiled?
[/quote]bejm1 wrote:So far so good the changing of the air and feed settings seems to have fix the problem. I will monitor it and let you all know if there's any changes thanks for all the help. One question i do have i was told it could be the worm wearing out that may be causing this problem also is it possible
quote="bejm1"]Not that im aware ofRob R. wrote:Is your coal oiled?
bejm1 wrote:well i just went down and checked on it and it started smoking again