modell79 wrote:A 354 is a 50-93 without the hopper,... <snip>
smokeyCityTeacher wrote:modell79 wrote:A 354 is a 50-93 without the hopper,... <snip>
I concur. What's funny is I just replied to a CL ad for a 354 and in the course of emailing back n forth the guy mentioned that the hopper is included.
I asked him if the exhaust exit is on top or back. It will be interesting to see how to use the hopper with an exit flue on the top.
This stove might be a mix/match of a 354 + some extra parts from a 50-93. We'll see soon enough.
modell79 wrote:stove temp was down to about 170-180. i have both a mpd and a baro, manual was wide open. i have all metal chimney 6 feet of single wall that has a little jog in it. then a cathedral box that goes to triple wall. then 9 feet of triple wall then the cap. just enough to meet the 10/2 rule. the bottom of the cap is just above the peak. i will try the foil trick tonight. i have a manometer mounted down stairs on my stoker maybe i will bring it up and check it before i put the foil on it. i forgot to mention the chimney is duravent from tractor supply
modell79 wrote:i have 1 3ft section left over from the install. i didn't really want to use it if i didn't have to. if i add 1 more section i think i will also have to add another extended roof bracket. i am 6 foot above the roof now. what do you recommend that i keep the stove temp at to not lose a draft. i know every install is different but what is the lowest temps everyone is running without forced draft.
modell79 wrote:well i added another 3 ft section it seems to help a little bit more with draft. there are no trees or other obstructions anywhere around the house pretty much on the top of a hill. i currently have the dial set on 8 on the back of the stove. after running the stove for a couple of days i realized that the stove was a little big for the house. after doing a little reading around the site i figured that i would try to section of the firebox. i placed some fire bricks on the back grates and also unhooked the link between the 2 grates. that seems to have made a big difference this morning i woke up to a comfy 75 and not 90. the stove temp is running around 250 to 300 i don't dare let it get any lower it sucks coming home to a cold stove. i also don't dare cover up the baro damper because of the winds that we have, i have the weight set at about .7 and it still flaps like crazy when its calling for heat. other than that the new stove is working good. what are some good tricks to take the ashes out its always a dusty dirty mess i was thinking of spraying the pan with some water before i take the ashes out. there is nothing like opening the front door to a 20mph wind that blows the ashes back in your eyes. i also am running the front ash door air vent open about the size of a pencil does this sound right.