Hotblast Year 6

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Joined: Wed. Nov. 16, 2011 9:51 am
Location: Olean, NY
Stoker Coal Boiler: AA 130
Coal Size/Type: Pea Size - Anthracite

Post by Lightning » Fri. Mar. 13, 2020 8:52 pm

larryfoster wrote:
Fri. Mar. 13, 2020 4:40 pm
Since you're not fiddling with it, what are you now doing with your spare time?
I enjoy watching it run, measuring coal and ash, making comparisons and such.. I got tight on time last fall getting things up and running so I also have more plumbing to do this summer.
larryfoster wrote:
Fri. Mar. 13, 2020 4:40 pm
One thing that all hate about my furnace is how dirty everything s in the house.
Yes I had a lot of ash dust with the hand fed also, even though I tried hard not to. There has been a lot less dust since running the Axeman this season.

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Joined: Fri. Nov. 21, 2014 1:02 am
Location: Armstrong County, Pa.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Warm Morning 617-B
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Hot Blast 1557M
Coal Size/Type: Bituminous nut (me and the coal)
Other Heating: Propane Kerosene

Post by larryfoster » Sun. Mar. 22, 2020 11:25 am

Well, I jumped the gun.
It's Punxsutawney Phil's fault.
He told me winter was over.

Since I said I was done burning for the year, I've relit twice.
First time for a couple days and then lit yesterday.

Trying to decide what daytime high temps and night lows are good enough to call it quits.

I was going to finish out the spring with propane but it doesn't keep the house very warm.

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