I still don't get this?
I reinstalled my draft inducer this past weekend. The original plan was to relight on the 28th of October but the little two year old lil miss had other plans and wanted it relit last night, 'I am cold, I am cold, I gonna go turn heat on!!'
So, I've got the inducer running. MPD wide open. Stove idling at 160º and it's been approximately 24 hour hours (give an hour or two) since I filled the stove. I turn the stove up, let the fire get somewhat hot (around 215º) shake down but feel a lot of resistance in the grates and the handle. I assumed it was coal binding up. So, I quickly pop open the ash pan door to take a gander. The entire grate is red, no ash is in the pan except for a few red coals. So, I close the door. I didn't have it open for any longer than 10 seconds. I then open the hopper door, put a shovel full of coal in (that's all it used in 24 hours) and close the door.
I walk away. BOOM!!!
I wasn't even to my recliner when it exploded.
So, am I not supposed to shake down running this low? Not open the ash pan door?
Evidently it didn't seem to like something I did. Should I let it go for 36 hours? 48?