AH...the dot thing
the more i putz the more i question everything.
Is it really 3 dots maximum or 2 dots maximum with the Magnum. Below is my rationale:
My dot indicator moves from the left side of one dot, past another, and just past a third dot at maximum stroke, now if this is three dots, then a stroke that only goes to the middle, or second dot, is 2 dots, correct?
Then where is one dot? or half a dot? There is a missing dot.
I know I should just look in the stove, at the manometer and thermometer and screw the dots but I can't seem to let this go.
My stove pipe temps above the damper (which never seems to open) are around 125* with the stove maybe 175-200*.This is pushing what I consider 1 dot (starting at 1 dot and moving to the next). I was concerned that the stove pipe temp was too low but now I feel better about it.
Also, While I have had the stove running pretty low, I have not been able to acheive -.04WC on this stove. It has been generally -.02 and up to -.03WC at a maximum. This measurement is taken without the combustion fan running(just natural draft)
As far as runing this stove on for 1-2 minutes on and 13 min off, I think my stove would go out. I have it down to maybe 3 min on and 8 off pushing 1 dot and seemed as though that was bordering on going out.