I'm On Fire wrote:Heh, we'll see. Came home and found the stove on its way out. Not entirely sure what happened. I have a habit of calling my wife every few hours during the day to check on the stove. Each time I called today she would reply, "Its good. 500*." Came home stove wasn't 500*, it was 400* house was 64*.
Man I was *censored*. Still trying to bring it back from the dead. I don't know if I'm not shaking down enough, too much or burning too hot. I did notice that with 10 shakes I am not getting a lot of visible red through the grates. Especially this morning.
Filled it back up at 1700 shook it down and thought I dumped the fire, filled the ash pan up with red coals. I filled the hopper, and brought it back to 550*. Just waiting till 2000 so I can do another shake and refill. There is still a lot of ash in the fire box.
Shake down till you see red. Thats what you need to do if you are going to be gone all day. And 500* is not to hot. DS is simple stove and easy to use, they rock!