This is what a Surdiac Gotha 513 looks like without the fairing on it. (If anyone really cares. P.S. It's an old picture from when I 1st installed it)
Anyway the purpose of this thread is to up-date my 1 yr installation, and mention my latest addition, which is a MPD just behind my heat exchanger in the 6" black pipe. My assumption was that if I were able to slow down the draft, by reducing the airflow with the damper, then i could get the coals to burn a little "less hot"(?). However, it appears it's working backwards, and is accelerating the draft. Is this like a venturi effect, or what? Came home from work today to an 89 degree house
I'm still experimenting with the positioning of the intake damper, and the exhaust damper. Also hoping to improve the performance of the stove "overnite". Got up this morning (6 hrs later) and 1/2 the fire was out. I was able to clean out the grates and refire it, before I went to work, and with the help of the kids coming home from school earlier, the stove is cooking away, in preparation for another chilly nite.