[quote="Rich W."]Finally, a nice spring like weekend here in Rhode Island to break up the winter. This gave me a chance to see how well I can idle my Multi-Fuel Vigilant. Answer...very nicely (I think)! I've been running it at 275* for two days, with the exception of a mid-day reload today, when I ran it hot enough to get the coal involved, and then backed it down. I said "I think" because I'd like to know if running it at a low temp that does not support burning off the coal gas is causing any harm, other than loss of energy. Thanks in advance for your feedback. Rich W.[/quote]
There are a couple things you can try, first you could run pea size coal during the warmer weather with a little blue flame, second burning nut' size you can give it some more primary air in order to get the gas burn off and try the little fry pan air inlet to cool the exhaust and the stove, third all of the above and adjust the window stat's
. The only waste or as you said, "loss of energy" to me would be to burn heating oil! It's tinkering season.
P.s. you can try VigilPeaburner's smaller fire box set up! check out his video, it's pretty cool.