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.