I have my base burner (BB)

Re: I have my base burner (BB)

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:42 am

nortcan - if you use kerosene, there might be a little oily smoke that comes off from the kerosene. I don't see it as a problem but I offer this ... I use paste-paper egg cartons or 4 cup carry out drink holders. This style cardboard burns slowly and easily. I do not use any volatile fluid. I put some of my small wood chips, bark and slivers that accumulates from splitting firewood into the carton. Then I fill this carton with charcoal but I don't fret if it's lump or briquette. If I'm cooking over the charcoal, that's an entirely different thing :) I place the full carton on top of a few pieces of crumpled news paper then place some small pea sized coal pieces around the edges to block free air passage. Light he paper from below the grates, the charcoal will catch in short order. Take it from there.
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Re: I have my base burner (BB)

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:03 am

nortcan wrote:
I'm On Fire wrote:Nortcan, I start my fire with Cowboy Brand Charcoal. Like Will says. Its real easy. I usually put 1/2 a bag in then when it starts to turn red I add anthracite in small amounts until there is about 4" of coal then I fill the rest of the stove.


IOF. Thanks. I was thinking that Cowboy Brand was a green pants maker LOL. Really, I thought that it was a sort of small pieces of wood for kindling a fire, sold in bags.
I will see if we have that kind of product here in Qc.
Is it the same product used for BBQ cooking?


Yes, my local Lowe's carries it right next to the regular grilling charcoal. I've never personally cooked with it myself as it literally is pieces of 3/4 tongue and groove oak planking that was charred. But I have no problems using it to light my coal stove. Its about $6-$7 USD a bag here and I usually pick up 4-6 bags of it at a time. Though I only use (basing it off of this season) 1.5 bags of it a season. I pour 1/2 a bag into the bottom of the stove and either light it with fire starter sticks or my torch. Mainly because I always forget to crumple the paper up and toss it in the bottom before adding the charcoal.
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Re: I have my base burner (BB)

PostBy: nortcan On: Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:29 pm

I thank you all for the comments. You know, with the Vigll it's not a problem to start a fire. But with the Golden Bride, it could be very different caue like Will said black fume ( soot) can accumulate on the Mica when lighting with wood. With more than 40 windows, I will try all I can to keep them as clean as possible. I know they will get dirty but I hope to have them clean as long as possible. Not sure my wife will clean these windows...
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Re: I have my base burner (BB)

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:58 pm

nortcan wrote:I thank you all for the comments. ...8<... Not sure my wife will clean these windows...


:secret:
    ... if she cleans any windows, you're way ahead in the game :whistle:
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Re: I have my base burner (BB)

PostBy: nortcan On: Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:32 pm

Oh Oh. An other gap to seal. The dome being out for a beauty reset, I saw a nice gap where the top round plate pin rest. The yellow light helped to see it. Not just good for bugs these yellow bulbs! Have to make a small cap inside the top of the stove. I really like that stove. The best Bride.
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Re: I have my base burner (BB)

PostBy: franco b On: Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:29 pm

That really is pretty. A shame to put a fire in it. You can see a reflection on the part above the door even while black. I think that is the first part you should have nickle plated so it really reflects.
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Re: I have my base burner (BB)

PostBy: lobsterman On: Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:55 am

I don't think the small gap on top will matter.
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Re: I have my base burner (BB)

PostBy: nortcan On: Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:30 pm

franco b wrote:That really is pretty. A shame to put a fire in it. You can see a reflection on the part above the door even while black. I think that is the first part you should have nickle plated so it really reflects.


Thanks Franco
You'r right. I was wondering why they had that big part of the stove nickled in the past and you see the answer. The problem is that this part is quite a big part and should cost a lot of $$$$$. So I started with smaller parts located in different places on the stove. Originally this stove had a lot of nickled parts and maybe one day it will find it's original look.
Curiously, my wife told me about the same as you said about firering it this morning. My biggest scare about firering it is that I think the windows won't stay clean very long time. That's the game!
A lot sent me post about what parts they would have nickled if they have this stove and I found that fun. I suggested to them to send that in the open forum. There is a big prize for the winner...
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Re: I have my base burner (BB)

PostBy: nortcan On: Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:38 pm

lobsterman wrote:I don't think the small gap on top will matter.


lobsterman, thanks for the reply.
If there was only this gap for all the stove I wouldn't bother with it. But there are quite a few more here and there... and if there are too much air leaks everywhere, the stove could/would be more difficult to control. I think that I will try to get the stove as air thight as I can, after, if there are some "too air thight problems", I could drill holes in it like I did on the Vigilant ll LOL.
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Re: I have my base burner (BB)

PostBy: lobsterman On: Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:09 pm

nortcan wrote:
lobsterman wrote:I don't think the small gap on top will matter.


lobsterman, thanks for the reply.
If there was only this gap for all the stove I wouldn't bother with it. But there are quite a few more here and there... and if there are too much air leaks everywhere, the stove could/would be more difficult to control. I think that I will try to get the stove as air thight as I can, after, if there are some "too air thight problems", I could drill holes in it like I did on the Vigilant ll LOL.


Sure, I understand you want the stove tight. My point is that an air leak below the coal bed or near the exhaust is far more important than one above the fire, especially one on the very top of the stove.
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Re: I have my base burner (BB)

PostBy: buck24 On: Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:43 pm

nortcan....... The glass looks really nice on that Golden Bride. I see no snow on the deck, time to get that chimney up. :yes:
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Re: I have my base burner (BB)

PostBy: nortcan On: Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:22 pm

lobsterman wrote:
nortcan wrote:
lobsterman wrote:I don't think the small gap on top will matter.


lobsterman, thanks for the reply.
If there was only this gap for all the stove I wouldn't bother with it. But there are quite a few more here and there... and if there are too much air leaks everywhere, the stove could/would be more difficult to control. I think that I will try to get the stove as air thight as I can, after, if there are some "too air thight problems", I could drill holes in it like I did on the Vigilant ll LOL.


Sure, I understand you want the stove tight. My point is that an air leak below the coal bed or near the exhaust is far more important than one above the fire, especially one on the very top of the stove.


lobsterman, you are probably correct for the air leak at the top of the stove. I'm getting a little bit obsess with the air tight question. But I like an air tight stove...LOL
Thanks for the comment.
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Re: I have my base burner (BB)

PostBy: nortcan On: Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:35 pm

buck24 wrote:nortcan....... The glass looks really nice on that Golden Bride. I see no snow on the deck, time to get that chimney up. :yes:


buck24, hope they will stay clean. No problem with the yellow bulb now...and I forgot to get the blind down for the photo.
I think that the idea to get just in the middle of a chevron scare me for the chimney's job... Because I don't have access to the space above the ceiling, I will try to see and measure from a small air grill where the chimney's hole must be made.
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Re: I have my base burner (BB)

PostBy: wsherrick On: Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:53 pm

That hole in the top for the swing dome will not harm the performance of the stove. Don't go crazy with that stuff now.
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Re: I have my base burner (BB)

PostBy: nortcan On: Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:10 pm

wsherrick wrote:That hole in the top for the swing dome will not harm the performance of the stove. Don't go crazy with that stuff now.


You know Will, with a ""GOLDEN BRIDE"" it's not always easy to stay calm....but I try to.
With a 5" only outlet, I want some air coming from the coal bed and as less as possible from everywhere...
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