AlaskaCoal1 wrote:Update on todays burn.. gaps sealed.. MPD installed. The stove is completely closed up MPD completely closed and Baro wide open. Stove does well for a while but when the coal is at peak burn stove temps get up to 600- 650 so far. I have only been adding 20 lbs at a time..
Loaded 20 lbs at 1000
20# more at 1130
final 20 at 1300 -- did fine until it was at peak burn now it is up to 600.
Not really sure how to put the brakes on this thing any more. I do not have the fan in back installed maybe that will help.
I am concerned to dump 60 # of fresh coal as I fear that when all of that gets going at once might be unstoppable.
i see you have both the MPD and the Baro. installed. that's good.
the fan will not help the current situation just move the heat further from the unit, which might be a help IF you are crowding the clearances.
under no circumstances should you put more than 20 #'s in that stove for safety.
there really is only one path to resolution. put it out, take every bit of the outer cabinet off and away from the inner stove proper,take all the bricks out and find the holes in the barrel under the grates.
unfortunately this should have been done in the inspection process before purchase but it's a labor intensive project and many sellers and buyers want to skip it and hope for the best. that said you still have a fine chance of righting the problem and enjoying a fine stove.
in my opinion ALL cabinet stoves of this type and style should be fully dismantled in this way. there is just too much hidden area to ignore. i have looked at a dozen of these stoves ( 500, 460 and 400's ) and every single one of them where ate up to some degree and most needed a new barrel to be considered safe for anything beyond burning trash outside.