Yes, I am at maximum feed rate. Takes a while to heat up this old house. Oil boiler is.....quiet, just what I like.
Stove is not in ideal setting for central heat, but under the coldest part of the house. Makes a huge difference. I have central
chimney-dutch oven set up in an old 1790s colonial. I put the thermostat around the back of it, opposite the stove, couple feet off the floor and
set it to 80*. That keeps the stove pumping at full feed rate until I see 80* two feet of the concrete floor. I figure if I can keep
the basement at 80, floor above should be 70, and the floor above that 60. Oil should fire rarely for the top floor, and 0
for the 1st floor. So far so good. As an added bonus, my coal, judging from heat and ash, is the good stuff!
Filled stove about 12:30 am, used about half so far at full tilt. With wood, I would have touched the thing 3 maybe 4
times for the same burn period and heat output. One thing I noticed, convection fan is pretty loud. With the two fans
running, I get a low freq hum. I was hopping it would be quieter. Ah well, down in " the hole", not a big deal. If it was in my
living room......it would be an issue. I will post picks soon.....Coal On !