cokehead wrote:Hey Mayor, Can you sweet talk your aunt or grandma into doing a video? It shouldn't take long.
Devil, When you pour the coal in the top, don't you get a lot of smoke in the room? Thanks your doing the video.
No smoke at all. All modern top loaders are designed so that the exhaust is being drawn up into the chimney (behind the load door) & not venting out of the load doors. (That's one reason for refreshing the fire. It will increase the draft & when you open the load doors (either front or top) the air will be sucked INTO the stove, not out. If you watch the video , you'll notice when I open the top load door the fire actually brightens with more oxygen. (think of your stove as being connected to a vacuum hose (chimney) which is constantly sucking air out of your stove. Most of the time, the only way it can get air is through the coal bed itself but if you open a load door, it now has an easier source of air to suck on than the coal bed so it'll pull air into the stove through there. If your vacuum hose (chimney) is sucking too hard, you'll have too much air being pulled out of your stove & thus a barometric damper helps to relieve that suction by giving the chimney & easier source of room air to pull on)
Of course, you don't want to leave any load door open too long or it will kill your draft (less air being pulled through the coal bed- reducing heat going up the chimney -reducing draft) & could allow smoke & CO into your house once the draft is weakened. Load doors are usually closed in a pretty short order.