I honestly don't know why I never switched earlier.
JB Sparks wrote:IOF, how was the stove set up when you got the puff back? This year I have been leaving one side top air vent open all the time and when I load it up I shut the ash door right away and open the bottom air vent for a while till the stove temp comes back up to 350* then set the damper back down for a 12 hour burn. Last year I had a few puff backs and it seemed it was always after loading and the ash door was left open to bring it back up to temp.
JB Sparks wrote:Hmmm, I'm for sure no expert but I don't see why leaving the side top air open will cause the stove to burn the coal any faster. I'd like to hear what others think about this. I do know it has helped prevent the puff backs.
I'm On Fire wrote:So, I'm assuming I should possibly start using my secondaries? How do I know when I should use 1 or both? And for how long should they be left open? Do I still follow SOP and close the MPD after 2-3 minutes? Or leave it open for as long as I leave the secondaries open?