I must be doing something very wrong...

Re: I must be doing something very wrong...

PostBy: JKinPA On: Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:26 pm

Badog wrote:JK,
I am in the Lehigh Valley and I am heating a 35 year old house so the insulation and windows are not that good. It does seem like you are burning a lot more coal than you should for what you are heating. I normally run my stove at about 2.5 to 3 on a scale of 1 to 5 or about 50% of its capacity by the amount of burning coal. During the coldest and windiest nights I did turn it up to 4.5 but I have not yet run it at 5.


I work in Bethlehem live in the poconos so there is about a 10 degree temperature differance on average.

My house is actually older that yours built in the '50's

If I run my stove at it's highest level the ash pan would over flow over night.
Joe
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Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska Stove
Stove/Furnace Model: Liberty

Re: I must be doing something very wrong...

PostBy: JKinPA On: Sat Jan 09, 2010 7:21 pm

JKinPA wrote:
LsFarm wrote:JKinPA, could you post a few photos of your ash, your idle fire and full fire??

Is you ash fully burnt? or is there a lot of black, unburnt coal in the ashpan??

Greg L


I will get the photos up here. There is alot of black unburnt coal in the ash pan. I'll photo that tonight when I empty.

Joe


Ok Here are the photos...The one thing that is not shown is the 12" high flame that is up when in Running High Mode.
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