lobsterman wrote:Thanks to everybody that is following the thread. It is yet another raging snow storm on Cape Cod. Luckily I can work at home today. I lit the Glenwood with a wood fire to get it hot and opened a door and window to vent out the smoke from the polish I used. Draft seems excellent but that is more chimney than stove. Coal is being nursed on now and I can already see the blue ladies. A picture to come when I get the fire pot full and get her in base burner mode. This is a very big stove for my house.
William and DJ: can one of you please measure the ash pan as mine is all bent out of shape and seems to be too big for the stove. Is it contoured in front of the primary air vents? Mine is not and it looks like it may capable of restricting air flow. I will get a couple of new ones made from the local tin knocker. I think it will be useful to have two: dirty one out and clean one in with one opening of the door. I consulted with Doug who said the inner 3-piece air ring is not needed and also not to plug the front piece. I am still on the lookout for the ring anyway. If Rob fabs them from steel, I may have to beg him for a set.
And William, I am ready for my base heater certificate now (LOL).
My ash pan measures about 15"X13"X3" (= L X W X H) Two should work fine. I only have one and don't really miss a second. I do wish I had two hods...
Well, I don't quite agree with Doug, I would get combustion gases out of my front piece when the ring wasn't in place. worked great when it was in. Right now it's all furnace cement, so I'm running without the ring and with the front piece blocked... I pretty much match Williams performance just about pound for pound in coal and operating temps. Of course, I run a lot hotter than he does. I keep my place warm in the winter. Don't think it actually makes much of a difference as long as you don't get coal gases out while burning. I am thinking however, that once I get the magazine made, I might want my combustion ring back in...