EarthWindandFire wrote:Well, I just learned another lesson which I've read about on here so many times before.
I was laying in bed watching Fox News when I heard a bang, I started down the basement stairs and I could feel the heat. The stove was hot and when I slowly opened the feed door, all I could see was the whole coal bed ablaze, bright orange with lots of blue flames. The temp gauge read 550 degrees and climbing.
So, what happened was, I had left the direct draft in the open position after loading the stove with coal for the night. The "bang" was the door on the draft box closing. Oops!!
Luckily I wasn't asleep yet or I would have experienced the China Syndrome first hand...
freetown fred wrote:OK, then I'll try again--I very rarely use my ash door slider at all--couple of -20 nights & my bi-metalic flap is only open a smidgeon, 1/8 inch the last 3 days PS--every new season, I get the stove warmed up & manually re-adjust my chain to work the flap properly--it takes a couple times but I know it's right & works the way it's meant to.