WPM wrote:I also have one of these boilers, but it is the smaller type it holds approx #15 lbs of coal. Does anybody know an estimate of the working pressure of one of these, as i was considering on hooking it up?
hi if anybody is intrested i had hooked up the pail a day boiler it works very well the only draw back is finding a good coal combination to fuel it with currently i am using stove coal which i have to shatter into a size in between stove and chestnut which seems to burn for about 8~9hrs with mid air. and when i use straight stove it only burns about 4~5 hrs then self extinguishes, and with nut or chestnut it burns for about 3~4 hrs and also self extinguishes. for now i have managed to keep it burning for about 1week 3days straight if anyone has any advice it will be greatly valued. also noted the avg temp in the house in both day and night cycles ranges from 68 at night to 65 in the day time ( i had used a NIST certified Extech data logger to accuratly track the temp range in my house these are avaiable at Grainger online) and has cost me in a months time, $20.00 in coal vs. $360.in natural gas this summer i plan to purchase a keystoker KA-6 boiler for my house and a hand fired wood/coal boiler for my pool / patio warmer (the patio warmer is great for spring and fall bbq's )and turn off the gas until hell freezes over.