Ashcat, still going strong! I indeed am not keen on 7 inches of coal as I have 2 missing firebricks in the front and one in the rear. I also am still in disbelief as to how much it uses. Frankly I went to coal to save on the 175 a month a cord for wood, this might be more, jury still out there. Yes it's easier than wood, sure, but I sorta liked maintaining the wood fire as the day went on. (I lead a quiet slow reclusive life and it gave me a mission, also why I like axing wood)
On the thin bed yes it was, but after 15 mins the new 'full' load was all red and cookin'. I have now gone down to 1.5 turns out instead of 2. It seems to be settled nicely there staying at 220 stack temp.
Hambden Bob wrote:Not bad,not bad at all,,,,I lay down for a nap,and I awake to you've got a coal fire going and you still have legs on your furniture !
Download the factory manual for your stove from Harman. Get all you can from here,and in no time you'll pay these guys back by contributing from your time on board.
Lol, and on the second line about the manual we don't really know what model it is. Frankly as I have burned wood in it for years it seems to be just learning the airflow, and loading enough. Not sure what else a manual would tell me that hasn't been kindly spelled out by ya'll today.
Ya know....you learned in 9 hours what it took me about 2 years of trial and error to learn. (the second year was relearning what I couldn't remember from the first year) But that was before the internet and a great forum like this one!
And great days they were! When I grew up we called people on the phone, now the kids today text there way through life. The human element, the soul of life, all severely in trouble. Thanks for the praise!
Richard S. wrote: if you have a lot of creosote this same hazard exists until its been removed.
Last but not least get a CO detector.
All out and cleaned, yes, I said I had the sweep in and that's all good. I have a 24 foot chimney too, so always loads of draft. The coal, or wood, reacts audibly with big wind gusts.
On the co detector, soon! Yes, soon is the word. I had a splitting headache last night, but it's gone now, so I'm ok!
lowfog01 wrote:Start with 1 or just a smidgen more in the day and open it to 1 1/4 or 1/2 at night and see what kind of heat that gives you. It will save you on coal, too.
Exactly right, at 1.5 now. 2 last night was ok as the house went to about 50 degrees, now holding steady at 1.5.