My AA had trouble keeping up last night

My AA had trouble keeping up last night

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:53 pm

Last night was the coldest night of the year. 20* & very windy. We woke this morning & I could feel the cold as I came down the hallway from the bedrooms. It felt c-c-cold in the living room, dining room, kitchen. It felt much colder on my feet. As I got to the dining room I'm thinking outfire, blown circulator pump, the underground pipes can't flow enough BTU's.....then.... then.... I noticed the back door wide open. It needs a firm shove to seal & latch it. About twice a year it doesn't get latched. Each time it happens we're real careful for about 6 months. :) That being said, the thermostat at nipple height showed 63 degrees. Not bad!
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: My AA had trouble keeping up last night

PostBy: mr1precision On: Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:57 pm

Freddy,
What's the anthrastat set for?
Steve
mr1precision
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman-Anderson AA-130

Re: My AA had trouble keeping up last night

PostBy: lincolnmania On: Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:32 am

lol
i had a pane of glass fall out of a window last yr......i wasnt home and one of my roomates cranked up my stove.....when i got home i noticed the draft and the stove going full tilt and saw that there was no glass in one of the windows :lol:
lincolnmania
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: efm af-150 1982
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: alaska kodiak stoker 1986
Hand Fed Coal Stove: warm morning 1980 kenmore


Re: My AA had trouble keeping up last night

PostBy: Freddy On: Thu Nov 20, 2008 6:20 am

mr1precision wrote:What's the anthrastat set for?


You think that might make up for the door being open? :) I've been raising it, right now it's at 135* & three clicks on the asher.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined

Re: My AA had trouble keeping up last night

PostBy: Blackdiamonddoug On: Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:04 am

Hi freddy
Boiler running for 20 minute straight this morning.
I went to the cellar to check out why.
Found a big hole in the coal pile with a auger in the bottom turning to beat the band.
Pull out the trusty coal hoe filled in the hole, problem solved
looks like I take a trip to the coal pile for another 4 ton this weekend
BDD
Blackdiamonddoug
 
Stove/Furnace Make: axemen 260 rebuilt by Matt
Stove/Furnace Model: stoker AA 260

Re: My AA had trouble keeping up last night

PostBy: sterling40man On: Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:21 am

:eek2: You had me scared for a minute there buddy!!! Happy to here that it had nothing to do with the AA.
sterling40man
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker K6
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6

Re: My AA had trouble keeping up last night

PostBy: billw On: Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:48 am

When I first saw the title of this thread I was going to say something sarcastic like "Should've had a EFM" Glad to hear nothing is wrong with the heating system.
billw
 
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 520
Stove/Furnace Model: GOODBYE OIL COMPANY

Re: My AA had trouble keeping up last night

PostBy: mr1precision On: Thu Nov 20, 2008 10:12 am

Freddy wrote:
mr1precision wrote:What's the anthrastat set for?


You think that might make up for the door being open? :) I've been raising it, right now it's at 135* & three clicks on the asher.


Well....you could try shutting the door but...maybe the AA-260 would have been a better choice. Then You'll have nice warm FRESH air aaaaaaall winter. :D
mr1precision
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman-Anderson AA-130

Re: My AA had trouble keeping up last night

PostBy: coalmeister On: Thu Nov 20, 2008 10:56 am

Freddy wrote: That being said, the thermostat at nipple height showed 63 degrees. Not bad!


Got to keep those nipples warm for sure and sounds like the ole' AA is gittin er done even with the door wide open. You did have me going there with that thread title though :lol:
coalmeister
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska 140 Furnace -sold
Stove/Furnace Model: Harmon VF3000 -sold

Re: My AA had trouble keeping up last night

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:52 pm

I bet the paint is fully cured on the AA after last night. :D
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy