High Wind and Coal Stove??

Re: High Wind and Coal Stove??

PostBy: whistlenut On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:20 am

Definitely an evening for the 'Man-Stoves'. Power surges and UPS are lost sleep hours, so unplug it all, go to bed......
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Re: High Wind and Coal Stove??

PostBy: Stngllhm On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:09 pm

Best of luck to anyone in the path of this storm. I hope you weathered it well and no damage to extensive. But when I hear people talk about 50 to 70 mph winds that's a normal day almost around here in wyoming. We don't worry till they start getting above 100.
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Re: High Wind and Coal Stove??

PostBy: JRLearned On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:57 pm

I'm new to the forum and coal burning, but have been experimenting for a couple weeks now. I burned approx 15LBs of anthracite in my U.S. Army Cannon Heater for 12+ hours throughout the worst of the storm. No barometric damper in place yet (arriving soon), MPD wide open, bottom stove damper at 10%. I was nervous to burn during the storm, but had sand at the ready and multiple CO detectors upstairs and down. I expected a fight to control things with the high winds. I had some down drafting going on from the wind when I was getting it lit , but once things heated up the draw was much better. In fact, no noticeable change in the burn from the strong winds at all to my surprise. My flue does a 90 deg lateral job for 2 feet before connecting to the main chimney flue. Maybe the zig-zag helps lessen the affects of strong winds? Is it possible that the large chamber (potbelly) and secondary chamber above absorbs changes in air pressure? I'll post a pic of my stove when I get a chance, it's a beauty!
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Re: High Wind and Coal Stove??

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:10 pm

JR, welcome to the FORUM. Looking fwd to some pix of your set up? :)
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Re: High Wind and Coal Stove??

PostBy: JRLearned On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:16 pm

Thanks, here's my setup. The brick work is not done, but up and running.
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Re: High Wind and Coal Stove??

PostBy: joeq On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:34 pm

Nice looking stove JR. Can't wait to see the finished brick work. I too am new to coal burning, and just installed a Surdiac 513 last yr. My brick work is basically done, but need to trim the edges. Good luck on your finished product.
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Re: High Wind and Coal Stove??

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:51 pm

Nice JR
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Re: High Wind and Coal Stove??

PostBy: SteveZee On: Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:18 am

Welcome to the forum and congrates on the coal stove. That's a nice looking CH and I'm glad it's working out for you thus far. As long as you have as air tight a situation as possible below the grate (ashpan door and primary vent) it should do well for you. The MPD should normally be in the closed position for high winds though and "normal" running. You only usually have it wide open for shaking down and reloading, ie. getting hotter or burning off gasses from fresh coal.
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Re: High Wind and Coal Stove??

PostBy: Vinmaker On: Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:48 am

My stove burns like crazy during high winds. Just sucks the draft right up.
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Re: High Wind and Coal Stove??

PostBy: Stanb999 On: Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:21 am

Put in a automatic baro. They cost 40 bucks and you won't need to worry about overdrafting the stove.
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