Tim wrote:Nice write ups folks!
Well you have all said it best....all I can add is that it is bought 14 degrees outside with a strong gusting wind and my shop is a comfy 72 with the Ol Glenwood #30 just purrin away in the corner so I just cannot complain!
Current settings are as follows:
Primaries open 1/2
secondary open bought 1/8"
damper in the back pipe closed
MPD set at just a hair from being closed
Top of stove is at 450 and at the wall thimble I am at 98
Now for anyone having trouble with shaking your triangular bar grates just swing your shaker handle bought 30 degrees in both directions a few times then take your shaker handle open the load door and give the coal a light "TAP" with the buisiness end of the handle so your coal bed settles down on top of the grates, alternately shake each grate a few more times until you see a glow coming from around the gap around the end of the 2 grates protruding through the dust cover and STOP!...you are dun!
You never want to run the handle 180 degrees.
I read this post while on lunch today at work, I have been using a poker to go around the sides of the firepot to get the coal to drop before so tonight I had to try the handle end and it knocked it down so much better then the way I was doing it before. I will be making a tool with a blunt end on it to use from now on.
The temps are supposed to drop into the 20's overnight so I thought I would try your settings, the only diff is I dont have the back pipe damper (check damper ?) and since yours is closed they should run close to the same. My thermometer is located on the side of the barrell near the top, is yours on the plate under the finial ?
Is your stove tending time 12 hours and is it still running the 450* when you do tend it ?
Primaries open 1/4"
damper in the back pipe N/A
MPD set at 150* if 180* is fully closed
Side of stove is at 350*