cant keep the fire hot enough or long enough

cant keep the fire hot enough or long enough

PostBy: mtgdeadhead On: Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:17 pm

thanks been having a little hard time keeping the fire going all night... if i shake it every three hours its ok but i dont feel im gettin enough heat out of this stove..when the front is all red i can feel a little heat but when it starts to go dim i loose alot of heat if i close the damper the fire will go out within 2 hours
so i checked the chimney it looks great and no build up,I tried operating the stove with the ash pan opne to see if i could get some extra heat ,also tried making sure the coal was dry and room temp ..still not enough heat i feel for this stove .
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Stove/Furnace Make: surdiac
Stove/Furnace Model: classic gotha 713

Re: cant keep the fire hot enough or long enough

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:19 pm

dh, post some pix of stove/ pipe & location
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
Coal Size/Type: BLASCHAK Nut/Stove mix

Re: cant keep the fire hot enough or long enough

PostBy: mtgdeadhead On: Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:42 pm

I took the stove apart and raised the hopper to the higher setting gonna give it a try ..its already more heat than normal and i put the side damper on 4 ..which is half open AFTER STOVE WAS HOT.. SO WELL SEE
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Stove/Furnace Make: surdiac
Stove/Furnace Model: classic gotha 713

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Re: cant keep the fire hot enough or long enough

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:47 pm

patients......coal burning is a very,very, s l o w learning process thats so worth the effort.

also what im saying is most adjustments on hand fired stoves take 30min to an hour to matastsize 8-) (you know what i mean) :)
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Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: cant keep the fire hot enough or long enough

PostBy: franco b On: Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:36 pm

mtgdeadhead wrote:I took the stove apart and raised the hopper to the higher setting gonna give it a try ..its already more heat than normal and i put the side damper on 4 ..which is half open AFTER STOVE WAS HOT.. SO WELL SEE


You will definitely see a difference with the hopper higher which makes for a deeper bed of burning coal. Once the bed is burning well the thermostat opening should be almost closed. Move the thermostat setting only in small increments with time between to allow the stove to adjust, until you get the feel of how the stove behaves. After that never move the thermostat again unless you want more or less heat and only small amounts.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

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