lobsterman wrote:Gotta love the old No. 6. I get so many compliments on it. Echo, you put in new B and C grates, right? You should not be dumping coal. When I shake, I peak through the primary air vent and go gently +/- 30 degrees or so until I see the embers and then I stop. If you want to fine tune it, you can even position the triangles to block bigger pieces from falling if you have a gap. The ash is very fine and needs to be emptied outside. If you get clinkers, then a more violent shake may be in order to grind them up.
Yes I replaced both center grates. I went back and read alot, rewatched videos, and I am pretty sure I was over shaking the grates, applying the new less aggresive shake downs seems to confirm this. Prismatic grates are alot different than when I was trying to shake down with the round grate from the Summit, if I was not more agressive with the round grate I would loose the fire.
By the way Lobsterman, I saw the thread you were looking at getting the fire ring for your No 6 since it did not come with one, did you ever get a set installed and if so did you notice any difference in the way it burns the volitile gasses off after refilling ?
Nortcan I read where you were very close to buying a Glenwood at one time. Your Glenwood gas burner thread was a great read today.
I cant wait to get this stove completely refurbished and on the first floor.