Having problems with getting a good draft. I have 9 feet of insulated pipe and the top of chimney is about 12 feet over fire. I started with a draft of .015 and kept adding chimney and still there is no change in draft. at $100 every 3 feet of pipe.... Im leery of adding more pieces and still have no difference in draft. What could be my options? Run the timer more? Add more chimney and will I eventually get my draft? Or add an inducer into the system?
I really want to run the boiler through the summer. Right now my timer is set at 2 minutes an hour. This mourning I ran the boiler for 12 minutes just to get any heat out of coal. it wasn't out, but that was just over night. There is no doubt that if I let it run just on the timer it would have gone out. Usually even if I see no red coals and the boiler runs for 4 minutes, that fire is kicking. 12 minutes seems like a long time to regain. So the timer doesn't seem to be keeping up the fire.
Am I just getting worried for nothing? Honestly I don't want any out fires. I think my draft is the huge problem. Just don't know where to go economically.