wsherrick wrote: echos67 wrote:
Steve and William, thanks alot for clearing that up for me, it makes even more sense now. It sure is nice to have people like yourselves with expeience helping someone like myself without any. I love this antique stove more and more every cold winters day
Enjoy the bonus $ my friend, you deserve it. I plan to do alot more Nortications as soon as my stove is shut down again.
What do you plan to do? Inquiring minds want to know.
No Nortications that will alter the stove in a way it can not be brought back to original, this is very important that no stoves are harmed in the process.
The main thing I want to try is using small rope and flat style gaskets to make the seals throughout the entire stove. By doing this I will hopefully get more longevity between re-sealings that make the stove air-tight. When I sealed the base this winter before hooking it up I used a cheaper furnace cement on the base, I can see pieces already flaking and seperating and it would not take much to scrape them off. I used high temp rtv on the doors and they became chalky so I have already resealed these again once last week when the stove was down due to the warmer temps.
Update on the settings posted earlier:
The stove temp reached 350* after an hour and a half, my thermometer is on the upper part of the barrel.
I closed the secondary and opened the mpd to around 160* (180 is closed) and the stove is rolling at 450* feels great inside at 72* when outside the wind is blowing and temps in lower 30's.