I'm about to light'r up... but I have a few questions before I do.
1. I'm a little concerned about having a baro installed on an AA - 130. I don't have coal in it yet, but I can run it. As it runs, I can feel some air blow out of the baro. I would think that this is a CO2 issue, is it not? I actually afraid to light it - excited and scared as well... kind of like taking that turn when you know you're going to fast - the road is wet... heart is pumping... but the only thing you can think of is - can I make it?? Is this okay? It's a Field Controls Company B-34 Automatic draft unit (see pic). Did I buy the wrong thing?
2. I measured the flu that I'm hooking the AA up to and it is an 8" flu- diameter from outside edge - so I figured I'd have to go from a 5" pipe to a 6" reducer and then from a 6" reducer to an 8" reducer. The 8" reducer fits around the outer edge of the flu - I'm afraid that I messed that up too. See the pic. I'm wondering if the 6" reducer would have fit into the flue, and then I'd use some type of gasket material to seal the joint.
3. I don't have any pea coal yet... but I do have about 120 lbs of rice coal that a buddy gave me to get-r-going. Is that a bad idea... using rice in an AA. I'm was planning to use it to heat my DHW - basically to work the bugs out before the cold sets in. I'd like to head up to Superior Coal to get a couple tons - but don't know when I'll get there - hopefully next week.
4. Just wanted to mention that I'll have a two small portable coal bins in the garage that I hope to be able to dump into a window well in the garage, piping it down to the 55 gallon drum you see in the third picture. The 6" pvc pipe is coming from the garage. The fourth pic is the inside of the window well in the garage.
Thanks for the help guys... now that the time is here... I feel as if I'm a little boy wielding a flame thrower about to torch everything I love dear... a bit extreme - but I do feel a bit timid.