Hi, mudman. I've been quiet on this topic for awhile, but I've been answering a lot of others lately.
The current status on the project is: It is working so well with the Coal-trol, I don't have to do anything. If it wasn't for adding coal to the hoppers and emptying the ashes every day, I swear it was the gas furnace operating, but better than the gas unit could have ever dreamed of. Now that it is tuned, I just set it and forget it, other than feeding it and changing its diapers, the Coal-trol keeps it occupied all day. I know that it has been handling the house all by itself, with no other assistance from anyone of the other units, with temperatures into the lower single digits at night and the house is a constant temperature of 71 degrees. Exactly where I set it. No temperature swings. The Coal-trol is the ONLY way to go!!! My wife has even given her approval of this Clayton stoker unit. She just loves the Coal-trol.
She puts the temperature setting where she wants it, and THAT IS WHAT HAPPENS!! No more temperature up and downs and constantly messing with it and swearing at me, "It's too hot!, I'm cold!, I'm going to put the gas on!!, I'm going to take an axe to that thing!!, shut that thing OFF!!"
Anyway the Coal-trol has greatly improved my marriage
THANK YOU NEIL!!
Back on the sidelines.DOUG