Glad to see you are starting the journey......before the weather is an issue. PLEASE take the time to coat your bin with your favorite rust preventative product. A couple coats......also, get the anti-seize out ( or go get some) and do the bolts, door hinges and stoker 1/2" bolts. I also ALWAYS remove the side rails on the stoker and anti-seize the bolts and nuts.......or you will play hell doing the removal in place later. If you think you ever want to remove the observation door by removing the 1/4"/20 screws, I suggest stainless bolts, no screwhead fasteners, and perhaps you will get lucky if you ever need to remove them. 3/4" are plenty long enough. Aluminum and steel are not a good chemistry match over time....in an acidic HOT environment. Don't forget to anti-seize the two screws that hold the hopper on......and you might like to add 3/8" by 1/2" hex head by 1/2" long bolts. I ask if the factory has some protocol that makes the fastener issue a PITA, and they laugh. it AIN'T rocket science, just trying to make your job easier.......down the road........ Enjoy.......and line up some good coal...very soon.
If you are one of those who rams right into things without reading the directions......please don't this time. Remember to check the gearbox before operation, they are shipped dry. One other very important thing is to set the boiler up on bricks or blocks if there is any chance of water . No moving parts would be harmed anyway, unless it were over 16" deep, but it keeps the jacket from contact with the floor, so rusting is not issue.....little things that show up later.`