I am fairly new to this forum and have enjoyed reading various threads and the wealth of information that is shared amongst the forum's members. I joined because of my recent purchase of a Reading Allegheny stoker stove. This is my first experience with a coal stove. I have certainly benefited from a number of tips in starting a coal fire that I have read here...so thanks guys!!
Now, I have another problem. My stove is located in a finished portion of my basement and has the optional Fasco 50769-D500 blower that allowed me to pipe a 6" line from the heat jacket to two opposite ends of my house. I fired the stove up for the first continuous running last week. After the coal was properly "glowing," I turned the "speed control" (which Reading uses to regulate the stoves BTU output) to its lowest setting and was greatly pleased with the amount of heat that was coming up through the 6"lines into the first floor area. Well, it was only after a few hours that I realized that I had way too much heat building up even thought he outside temps were dropping below freezing. I had to open doors and windows to balance out the interior heat. So after learning of the Coal-control through a search of this forum's threads, I called the manufacture and gathered some info on their product.
I am wondering if anyone here has a Reading stoker that has the combustion blower and coal feed running off the same motor? And if so, do you have a Coal-Trol operating your stove? Coal-cotrol shows a two plug set-up with a separate motor for the feed and the blower. Do I have a problem with one motor running both the feed and combustion fan? Thanks for any helpful input.