I have been searching all over the place. I will fill out my profile. I am in Nesquehoning, PA good old PA coal country.
I posted pictures earlier. When I turned my aquastat to 200h, 160l with a 10 d differential, thermostat was set at 50 degrees (all the way down), the boiler would did not kick on at all for 1 hour and 30 min while I cleaned around my work bench and then I started to get worried about the fire so I turned on the shop sink for about 3 gallons of hot water to come out before it finally kicked on, and it took a while for the fire to actually start "spouting" once the stoker was on. At this point (and at least until tomorrow) I did not tinker with the timer. So for now I turned the aquastat back to 200h/180l with a 20 diff. and it seems to be okay as of now.
After this so many questions have been sprouting in my mind. My dad and I cleaned the unit this past Nov and cleaned everything out, and the chimney, but we didn't oil the stoker motor or anything like I have been reading. Lately it's been working overtime either starting fires or running for how ever long over night pushing coal with no fire. I know, I'm so new to this forum, so much to learn. Thanks again everyone. I'll try to see what I can do with the timer tomorrow.
whistlenut wrote:If you take out screw #1, flip the metal plate over, replace screw, this will allow the rocker arm to dip and turn on the stoker every half hour.
If you loosen screw #2, it will let you turn the brass ring to adjust the pointer, which shows it's pointed at 3 right now, you may have to turn it down to 2 or less if the timer is now running twice as much so less minutes overall is needed.
I was only trying to turn screw #2, can you explain the slight hissing sound I was hearing?