Winter here in Southern Ohio has finally given in to Spring, so I finally shut the AK110 down. Here are some stats after running for the first year.
Heating 2500 sq ft living space and 1008 sq ft insulated garage (Radiant heat keeps garage at 63° no matter how cold out)
5 Months run time with only 1 day off to clean chimney.
8 min and 30 max Coal Trol Settings, (Min 8 to maintain draft on warmer days, 30 max yields 2" ash at end of grate)
It was a cold winter here with the coldest night -7°, feed rate did get to 99 but maintained setpoint temp, no add'l heat.
In 5 months the AK110 burned 8400 LBS Blaschak Bagged Rice, 1680# a month average, $240 a month, $1200 Total!
Needless to say I am more than happy with the Performance and how economical this furnace is to run. Also more than happy with how much less work it is and cleaner compared to wood.
Here are a few pics of how clean the grate was after burning 8400# and also how little dust there was under the grate. Very surprised! So now she is all cleaned up and ready for next season...BTW, I'm trying a gun safe 12" heat rod that only consumes 8w to help control moisture. Pretty cheap to protect the investment!