nortcan wrote:Very good PC12.
These stoves give a lot of heat on small loads. The first fires are important for learning how the stove reacts and how to find the best settings.
If the air leaks are important at the footrest hooks, better to seal them cause right in the ash pit. Easier to adjust the burning rate from the air damper than from many holes everywhere.
The stove has burned for nine hours after filling it with pea anthracite. Eight and a half hours of blue ladies with no sign of them ending. During this time the stove temp at the top edge of the barrel has been in the 450*F range.
I am going to see how long the stove will burn at this temp and will let the fire go out. The air leaks need some work around the footrest hooks and this will be much easier with the stove cool.
The air gap above the shaker handle also needs a better fix and I am not sure what to do with that.....
Also a flashlight in the ash pit may help me find more air leaks.
Overall I am very happy with the Crystal Crawford #112.
The next prodject will be the Art Stewart #14 baseheater that needs a full restoration . The Auburn Stove Foundry needs to make two cast iron parts that are cracked then the stove may go to the Antique Stove Hospital.