Finally got my Dwyer mark II Manometer in the mail. I set the draft best I could. I only got .03 to .04 and sometimes it would peak at .05 and 27 degrees out so I set the weight to trip at .05. I hope that is adequate draft. When the weather breaks I will work on improving the chimney draw.(make sure its sealed up good and possibly raising it a bit if I have to.)
I also played with the ash door spinner to maximise the mamnometer reading. I take it your supposed to do that?? I'm still a newbie...
If the draft improves as the weather cools I will set it to max out at .07. I believe from what I read that is correct for a hand fired furnace.
Also was able to get it to burn properly with the ash door closed now and the spinner knob backed out about half way. Things are lookin up.
Nice lookin furnace you got there Greg. I bet it works very well and theres nothing like makin something yourself.
Would be very interisted in hearing how the clayton grates measure up for a fit in the 1500. Hope you guys remember to get back to us. So far mine are holding up great.
I am more careful with them now and I have a backup.
Again thanks to everyone here I knew absolutely nothing about coal less than a month ago and now we are talking about the finer poings of burning it.
I have been burning steady for 14 days and counting thanks to you experts.