Just for the record, amongst other things, you obviously are not familiar with farming & what's entailed--nobody retires out here, most just drop dead haying on the tractor or mucking stalls--how earthy huh??
--yes I'm talking small family farms--but neither here nor there--my point is--there ain't no such critter as to what you WANT--I'll try saying it again--what you have will work just fine if you use it as it was intended to be used. Oh wait--white, blue collar, two kids(why so few), a big dog-(again, why only one?) & trying to get a nest egg together for retirement--
Nope, can't say I know anyone that's ever been in that kinda situation.
EWF, lighten up & stop trying to way out smart the people that made your stove--OR--get another stove. That's all I'm saying PS--I don't fiddle--I shake, top off twice a day & empty ashes once a day--that all takes about 10 minutes total on a bad day--if you don't have that much time to invest in an incredible $$ saving venture, I don't know what else to suggest to you.
EarthWindandFire wrote:Fred, I am a white and blue collared guy with two kids and a 210lb dog trying to save enough for retirement so I can be a 70+ year old retired farmer with plenty of time to fiddle with my Hitzer just like you.
So yes, I want a hand-fired stove with a thermostat that shakes its own grates, fills itself with coal and empties its own ashes.
Is that too much to ask Fred ????