This is Adam from Northern Maine, I spoken to you both Dave and Matt on several occasions about my ka - 220 boiler, however still have not really received any confident answers or solutions.
You need to call Keith Ouellette (who installed my boiler) because it is still not running correctly. It's been cold here for the last two months however since the end of October 2014 I already burnt 5 tons of coal. My house is approx. 1800 square feet and I find this to be excessive. The boiler continues to struggle to maintain temps, however it is better than last year.
I think it is a setting or something. It appears to feed lots of unburned coal into the ash pan, the boiler is very sensitive and if I make any adjustments to the air flow rate, I get nasty sulfer smells throughout my garage and condensation in the hopper. I am currently running the air flow flaps on both fans 1/4 open, if I open them all the way, the stove generates lots of heat, however I get sulfer smell and condensation. It appears that there is nothing that I can do to make this right.
I apologize for this but so far I am not satisfied with this boiler. I need to run electric oil filled radiators and an electric fireplace, and pellet stove just so I don't burn the whole 320 lbs hopper within the day.
Please get back to me ASAP, and call Keith O. so that I can get this resolved. We were recently voted the coldest place in the U.S. If there is something wrong with my boiler please help me figure this out. I have been more than patient now going on two years. FYI Last year I burned a total of 13 tons of coal for just the winter. That was a total of $3500. I make very, very small wages and cashed my retirement in from my last job so that I could afford to heat my home, this is not working as planned.
Thank you, I look forward to hearing from you soon.