1990s hand fired wont get to temp!! help

Re: 1990s hand fired wont get to temp!! help

PostBy: ridgeracing On: Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:02 pm

Lit stove back off tonight. Burning it at a lower temp to see how it shakes down threw the morning and days to follow. Saturday I am driving to DS MACHINE factory to look around, who knows? For less than $1700. the DS1600wh looks good, with used stoves going for $800-2500. dosent sound bad. Have not heard of anything bad on them?
ridgeracing
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine Stove
Stove/Furnace Make: D.S Machine
Stove/Furnace Model: DS1600WH

Re: 1990s hand fired wont get to temp!! help

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:16 am

Definately worth a look. For the money, they are a good buy. Quite a few members have them and are pleased with the stove and the service. Explain your situation to them and see what they suggest.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: 1990s hand fired wont get to temp!! help

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:59 am

DITTO :)
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Re: 1990s hand fired wont get to temp!! help

PostBy: oliver power On: Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:56 am

Also, make sure stove pipe is not shoved too far into chimney. It should be no further into chimney liner than needed. I've seen it pushed to the opposite side of chimney flue, blocking draft.
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Re: 1990s hand fired wont get to temp!! help

PostBy: ridgeracing On: Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:28 pm

I started a new post about my trip to DS Machine! Still using my old one now, controling it better. I think it is just not a very efficient and user friendly stove, run it to hot it clogs up.
My main issue to fix first is circulating heat from basement of 2200sqft ranch. Basement 73, 71 at on end of house with stairway and 67/68 at other end of house.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine Stove
Stove/Furnace Make: D.S Machine
Stove/Furnace Model: DS1600WH

Re: 1990s hand fired wont get to temp!! help

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:04 am

ridgeracing wrote:I started a new post about my trip to DS Machine! Still using my old one now, controling it better. I think it is just not a very efficient and user friendly stove, run it to hot it clogs up.
My main issue to fix first is circulating heat from basement of 2200sqft ranch. Basement 73, 71 at on end of house with stairway and 67/68 at other end of house.

That's a good plan! Once you have that sorted out, you can get a better feel for what you really need to heat the place comfortably and without having to run the stove hard all the time. That's when you can make your choice of a replacement that is sized right.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: 1990s hand fired wont get to temp!! help

PostBy: ridgeracing On: Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:18 pm

Delivering DS1600WH Wednesday!
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine Stove
Stove/Furnace Make: D.S Machine
Stove/Furnace Model: DS1600WH

Re: 1990s hand fired wont get to temp!! help

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:25 pm

Nice rr. Remember, we love pix, especially now that you're gonna be one of them,thar girly-guys ;)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: 1990s hand fired wont get to temp!! help

PostBy: ridgeracing On: Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:00 pm

freetown fred wrote:Nice rr. Remember, we love pix, especially now that you're gonna be one of them,thar girly-guys ;)

I thought stokers were the girly ones! LOL
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine Stove
Stove/Furnace Make: D.S Machine
Stove/Furnace Model: DS1600WH

Re: 1990s hand fired wont get to temp!! help

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:13 pm

I'm glad somebody answered that one, I was feeling like the lone stranger. You're gonna love it rr--and YES-- Again, don't forget pix :)
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Re: 1990s hand fired wont get to temp!! help

PostBy: SteveZee On: Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:48 am

Nice choice and congrates on the new heater. Have you gotten that circulation figured out?
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Glenwood Modern Oak 116 & Glenwood 208 C Range

Re: 1990s hand fired wont get to temp!! help

PostBy: ridgeracing On: Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:15 am

I installed 1 return vent in corner bedroom that is 2 ft below ceiling, not sure if I need to extend it 4ft more to ground yet to get better draw. If it helps I will add one to other bedroom corner.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine Stove
Stove/Furnace Make: D.S Machine
Stove/Furnace Model: DS1600WH

Re: 1990s hand fired wont get to temp!! help

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:30 am

rr, don't be OVERLY projecting--you're gonna find out a lot after tomorrows install---KISS :)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: 1990s hand fired wont get to temp!! help

PostBy: ridgeracing On: Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:17 pm

Yeah, One change at a time. But even with my old stove when it was putting out good heat down stairs, one end of house was 73-75 and other end was 70-71. Not to mention downstairs was like 80. So the only change I have done so far was adding a cold air return at oposite end corner of ranch, away from stairway. If that works I will add another return vent at other corner of ranch on same end.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine Stove
Stove/Furnace Make: D.S Machine
Stove/Furnace Model: DS1600WH

Re: 1990s hand fired wont get to temp!! help

PostBy: SteveZee On: Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:33 am

ridgeracing wrote:Yeah, One change at a time. But even with my old stove when it was putting out good heat down stairs, one end of house was 73-75 and other end was 70-71. Not to mention downstairs was like 80. So the only change I have done so far was adding a cold air return at oposite end corner of ranch, away from stairway. If that works I will add another return vent at other corner of ranch on same end.

Good plan RR. Also a good approach because many times people try and make the register for what they think is heat rising through it when in fact you need to find the coldest spot and put the return right there for the cold air to sink. Once you get that circulation working, the warm air will replace the sinking cold just like magic. ;)
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