Well it's been a lil while and have been busy plowing snow and trying to get everything tweaked. After my last post I was settling in to burning stove sized anthricite because the nut was being a pain. I was loading the stove one afternoon and closed the feed door and shut it tight I heard a muffled pop....the door was not closed tight. I noticed the door was not square. Opened it up and saw that the gasket was not lining up and the door was rubbing against the steel of the feed opening. So I looked at it then looked at it some more and realized that the top hinge pin was off by about an eighth of an inch and no way to adjust it. Sooo I called US Stove and they sent me a new door also sent me a new blower motor the old one it had a sqweek in it. Well put the door on this past Saturday...what a difference We are getting burns through the night. I am trying nut again and got two nice burns through the night going for three.
I would like to tweak it a bit more..... I have the draft at 8 I get the stack temp before the BD to about 340 (with both blowers running) and the temp about the feed door is about 430 with 7 1/4 spinns on the ash pan door. If I am reading everything right........if I lower the draft I will keep more heat in the box. Now I have tried this and the stack temp before the BD will drop to 250 and the temp above the feed door will drop to around 350and the fans cycle on and off. It is making me nutz
I am running cold air through the return and I wonder if it is just pulling the heat out of the firebox too fast so I have to run with the higher draft?
I have run with a draft of 9 and can get the temp over the feed door to 500 and higher.
Also what are the temp limits measuring it over the feed door for the fire box? I would like to stay between 450 and 500 been a goal of mine but if we get a really cold night can it be pushed higher?
Also the blower they sent to me had a bad motor and I called and poof another one is on the way. I asked if they wanted me to ship the first one back they said not to worry bout it. They just asked me what the problem was with it, the motor has a bad vibration, the whole stove vibrated seems like the windings have a dead spot in it somewhere. They seem to be pretty good about their warranty stuff been very happy so far.
Just still have a ton of questions and you guys have been a great help.