SteveZee wrote:Keith, Not to bad. It was brutal cold last night even without the wind chill. about -4 before and -teens with. The stoves were both cranked, about 500° for the 116 and 450° in the kitchen and the house was about 67° I would that's pretty close to the max though but how often does it get that low and how long does it stay there? I could probably get a touch more out of them but I figure of it's below -5, I'll bite the bullet and turn the furnace on to help a little. Running at + 500 the tending time gets shorter or else recovery is longer with a big load. The differance between +5 and -5 feels like allot!
Glad they are working for you Steve, maybe a Glenwood 8 would give you a little more wiggle room in that large house
Possible Keith , I wouldn't kick one out
This morning it was -3 and when I came down the house was felt warmer than yesterday and in fact was. The stove was right at 625° which for some reason I couldn't get it to the previous day. I think it was a bit ash bridged/bound or had some clinkers that were slowing me down? Wide open wouldn't go past 500 which wasn't right. Last night I gave it a good poking/shaking at about 10pm and filled it up with straight stove coal avoiding the part of the pile with the small nut and fines in it. Big difference this morning and my primaries were only about half throttle
I think it's fine if you don't give it too much fine
I could certainly benifit with tightening up this old place a bit too. The original windows and doors don't help the cause. The fact that it can go below zero and I can hang with no furnace help is pretty cool because it doesn't happen all that much.