With the cold temps we have here lately,i have been emptying the ash tub in the a/m & p/m,this a/m i had a ferocious Lyme induced headache & forgot the boiler exists.
Some of you may have noticed that i was on the forum more today... i have to monitor the shop & the phone so while doing that i tuned into the forum... it hurt too much to be moving around trying to work till mid-afternoon,then it was time to get a customers snow blower done b4 the snow storm. Tonite the ash tub was just slightly, just ever so slightly a little bit over level full.
Surprising because i added 240# to the hopper,i did fill the hopper a bit fuller,the correct amount was likely 220#. I have never gotten that little ashes for that much coal from the other brands i have burnt. I previously thought that 180# to a tub of ash was good.The stoker is set at 7 teeth/6.75 air,now i like this Gale coal even more.