Poconoeagle wrote:yes. the heat will radiate and build up in the stove as well as the coal bed and with the door shut and the air flow adjusted, all the air and heat wont be screaming up the pipe!.
as time will show, you will become familar with this balance and start to hear of things like draft, water column, manometers.....
this all has to do with air regulation. maintaining an even and constant air flow thru the coal bed,fire, will allow you to predict the heat output and longevity of the load. couple this control with the ash shaking, yet another adjustable "air flow" device and in a year you will be a coal burning ,word spreading, bandwagon member of the black rock society!
for now please avoid burning furniture and stick to the coal!
Lol, and yeah I never heard of a manometer so loads to learn. Funny you mention the heat going up the pipe, it's where my magnetic thermometer is, maybe I'll move it.
Ok so we got a huge blazing pile, how much more should I add? I just checked pipe temp, 350! Should I close door soon? I just did as it's burning fast, good? How many turns open to keep it going until morning? With 6 tight packed logs of wood I'd go about a 1/2 a turn overnight, this kept a propane like flame out the bottom on both sides and left you embers by morn. I have a feeling it's a much different answer here.
Ps, ok I updated a few things on profile, and man you are the greatest mod ever!