Base burner stoves

Re: Base burner stoves

PostBy: SuperBeetle On: Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:54 am

CC sends a lot of heat right out his chimney because he uses double wall pipe which is designed to trap heat in the pipe. Not much heat can be radiated that way and that's a fact. We don't know how many sq. ft that he is heating with that little Mark I either as he refuses to answer this.
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Re: Base burner stoves

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Dec 14, 2013 11:44 pm

I removed a couple of posts here.

To review stay on topic. You opinion of other posters is not on topic and pour personal life is not on topic...
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Re: Base burner stoves

PostBy: talleyman On: Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:08 pm

Hello folks,

The info on this thread has been very helpful, thank you. I appreciate the diagram that Doug provided. I just got a restored Royal Acorn 45 Baseburner Stove a couple weeks ago and finally have some high quality Anthracite to burn in it. I want to make sure I understand the dampers correctly for putting the stove into baseburner mode.

Considering the 3 dampers (ash pit, main, base) the guy I bought the stove from told me:

- in startup mode, open all three
- once the fire is established, close all three

That does not make sense to me. Can someone explain to me based on the picture below, which dampers should be closed/open in startup mode and baseburner mode?
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Re: Base burner stoves

PostBy: wsherrick On: Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:17 pm

talleyman wrote:Hello folks,

The info on this thread has been very helpful, thank you. I appreciate the diagram that Doug provided. I just got a restored Royal Acorn 45 Baseburner Stove a couple weeks ago and finally have some high quality Anthracite to burn in it. I want to make sure I understand the dampers correctly for putting the stove into baseburner mode.

Considering the 3 dampers (ash pit, main, base) the guy I bought the stove from told me:

- in startup mode, open all three
- once the fire is established, close all three

That does not make sense to me. Can someone explain to me based on the picture below, which dampers should be closed/open in startup mode and baseburner mode?


To start a fire: Open the primary dampers in the ash pit door, open the base burner valve so the stove is in DIRECT DRAFT, straight to the stove pipe. The correct term for the "base damper," is check damper. The check damper MUST BE CLOSED to start a fire. The check damper is only used to run a cool fire or to slow the rate of combustion down. It works by directing under fire draft straight up the chimney and not through the fire. Open the check damper when shaking the grates to suck dust out side up the chimney. Also when starting a fire leave the stove pipe damper open.
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Re: Base burner stoves

PostBy: talleyman On: Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:12 pm

Thank you for the detailed response William. Just to make sure we're talking the same terminology my understanding of what you are saying based on the picture below with dampers numbered 1-4:

Startup Mode:
1. Ash Pit: Open
2. Baseburner Valve: Open
3. Check Damper: Closed
4. Stove Pipe Damper: Open (if one exists)

Baseburner Mode:
1. Ash Pit: Open (or adjust accordingly for desired burn rate)
2. Baseburner Valve: Closed
3. Check Damper: Closed
4. Stove Pipe Damper: Open or adjust accordingly if one exists

Only open 3. Check Damper to cool the fire or shake the grates.

Does that sound correct?
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Re: Base burner stoves

PostBy: wsherrick On: Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:05 pm

That's correct. Those are the basic instructions. Your stove will tell you the rest.
There is a learning curve so be observant and patient and remember we are here to help at any time.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Base Heater, Crawford Base Heater
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