Thanks for all replies, I am going to try and load some photos tommorow.
- I have had the ash door/intake knob fully open, and now i have been leaving the ash door cracked open for best results.
- I have kept the loading door shut as well as the knob on that door, as to get all draft from lower door. correct?
- Cimney is cleaned, all 20ft, verified today. it is coming from wall and then a 90 connected to 1ft, MPD, 2ft, stove. I did not take apart piping to verify, still trying to run stove.
-At its best I am getting a nice bed of red coals but hardly any blue flame if any. I can put my hand on stove as well as pipe, hot but bairebell.
-8 months ago it worked great and heated upstairs in 4-6hrs no problem. 80 downstaires, 75 upstairs. I did same past several weeks with same stove using wood. But this is a primary coal stove, fire box to small for continuos wood burning.
- Coal loaded up to top of brick in back and then tapered down to front door 2in deep. Back stays red coals but only comes about 2/3s towards front, then black unlit coal.
Thank you all for your replies!