So, apparently after what...two seasons??

Re: So, apparently after what...two seasons??

PostBy: Rex On: Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:55 am

To increase the overfire air supply inside the firebox, Amos mentioned to me once that drilling out the holes on the air supply tube inside the door to the next size bigger would help.
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Re: So, apparently after what...two seasons??

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:17 am

That would probably help a lot. I'll have to do that. When the stove is down again of course.
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Re: So, apparently after what...two seasons??

PostBy: Rex On: Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:34 am

I'm On Fire wrote:That would probably help a lot. I'll have to do that. When the stove is down again of course.



Its the same idea of just cracking the door open a bit after a shake down. I have had great success with that but the extra hole size is attractive in that I wont need to wait around 20 or so minutes with the door cracked open any longer after the shake down.
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Re: So, apparently after what...two seasons??

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:50 am

So, it makes that big of a difference? Do you remember what size drill bit you used?
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Re: So, apparently after what...two seasons??

PostBy: nortcan On: Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:24 am

The size is less important than the ease to work with and how easy it's to make the holes or hole. If you make an ""air tigh"" closure just take what you already have: a hole saw, a dill bit or a Unibti... You can start with a smaller hole and can make it bigger if not big enough but have the closing flapper made in consideration for a future enlargement if needed. The most important is to take the easiest method for you.
Mine were about 3/4" each, but too low for a good over fire burn, impossble to drill those glasses :lol: but kept the windows very clean as you can see :shock:
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Re: So, apparently after what...two seasons??

PostBy: Rex On: Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:59 pm

I have not done this yet but I called DS and I asked about this. I cant remember the size he said to use but probably wouldn't go much larger. Maybe even do every other hole.


I'm On Fire wrote:So, it makes that big of a difference? Do you remember what size drill bit you used?
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