Matt E wrote:Update 12-03-09 Here are the steps I have taken:
I blocked off most of the duct where the oil furnace draws the cold air in from. This helped the "suction" if you will to draw the hot air off of the stove, but still was not enough.
I added one of the two blower motors on the bottom back of the stove. The installation instructions say not to install the blower motors with the type of install I had. These are the ones that plug into "yellow".
The one motor brought the temp down quite a bit, but still not enough.
I added the second motor to the bottom back and that brought the temp down to the "safe" zone.
I let it run a while and both burrners were going good and it kept the temp down to around 500*
First off, I am glad you are getting a handle on it.
I do have a question though. Why did you block off most of the duct for the oil furnace and not all of it?
I guess I have two questions. How can two 265cfm blowers put more air through the stove jacket than your furnace blower? Is it set to run at a low speed?
If the only
place your furnace blower can get air is from your stove jacket I can't imagine it pulling less than 530cfm.
Anyway, I am glad you got the temp down some but something just doesn't seem to add up.