pcnorton wrote:I guess I will keep the damper open till I see blue flame on top of the coal. Any other suggestions? I have a 2 year old and that cover could have hurt her.
Ctyankee wrote:If I do fill up with coal and there is no blue flame, I completely open the damper and intake vents and crack the door open for a few minutes and sit in front of the stove until they do appear. Then I close start closing the damper and the door while still keeping the flames going.
I'm On Fire wrote:Had a minor one last night. I don't have many anymore. But I found this one particularly entertaining as my 4 year old daughter's favorite place to sit is right in front of the stove. She takes all that heat and puts it in her little body. So, as she was sitting there last night the stove poofed. A huge plume of ash came out of every known hole in the stove and she just turned around and looked at the stove. She smiles then starts giggling and turns to me, "The stove pooted." and then she went back to playing with her toys in front of it.