Jaeger wrote:We got down to 9 last night and I'm re-kindling now with some nice seasoned oak to get my boiler back up and running.
I'm thinking of raising my water temp from 160* to 170* and tending more than the usual 10-12 hrs.
Any thought from the pros?
You have a large boiler,
are you filling it up all the way with coal
is it under sized for your heat load
or is it just that much colder and using much more coal than usuall
I've noticed with my boiler,with the baseboard running much more than usuall the coal is glowing much more and using 10-15 lbs more in 24 hrs.
Your controls should be fine where they are and the draft will be compsentating more for the heat load
Put as much coal in before it falls out the door and look at it 8 hrs and see whats happening and adjust whats needed