yet it shows the forced air and it does show it for the back, they have a special plug in the back of the stove to take out... thanks[/quote]
The forced air distrabution kit has a 100cfm fan and should blow air around the firebox (inside) from the sides when hooked up to the rear of the stove ( according to US Stoves). Thats about all the info I have so just make sure you have at least the 100cfm fan is all I can think of other than wireing the fan.
Did you have the forced air fan wired to only work with the distrabution blowers or did you wire it direct to force air constanly? Might make a difference.
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how did you get that info from them?? i spent an hour on the phone with them and barley got the name of the stove out of them
the forced air fan is wired to come on when the thermostat in the house tells the distrabution blowers to come on, there is a limit switch wired up on the stove that wont let the distrabution blowers run till the stove is up to temp BUT the forced air blower i wired in BEFORE the limit switch so it will blow to help heat up the stove faster. as for the forced air blower its an old thing and i dont know how much air it puts out
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I simply called the 1-800 number on thier web site and went to tech help. Was polite and told them you were my cousin and couldnt call because of your work hours. talk nice and be polite!
Still not so sure I like the Idea of air being forced around the sides of the fire!? It seems to me that all the coal stoves have air movement from the bottum up not forced in from the sides (anyone have any thoughts on this?)
Could you give us a pic of the stove from the front with the ash door open as I,m curious of the difference between the 1557 and the 1600 being that one is said to have the air forced in from the front and yours is said to be forced in from the rear/sides?