CapeCoaler wrote:Agree that the front of the Mark II burns out quicker...
Closer to the air knob, shortest path.
I get a good ash dump when I do a slow pull to full stop front and back.
Big chunks of ash pass unimpeded so the clinkers should fall with them...
Most do but sometimes a poke from the bottom helps.
I do occasionally get a clinker stuck that will not grind up so I push it back with the poking rod.
Hi CapeCoaler, This is the best shake down info yet! My SF-250 was very slow to respond using fast, short, choppy shake downs. Using the slow pull to the stops front and back did the trick!!!!
The 250 is back in the game! Also it is much less dusty than poking from the top.
The SF-250 also burns out quicker in front... On this stove, the low loading door prevents a deep bed of coal in front making it burn out faster.
Thank you CapeCoaler!!!!