Bootstrap wrote:Ok. I am getting fed up here. I run my Mark 1 with nut coal from Blaschak.
<snip>I hope my rambling makes sense, I am ready to freak out.
I don't think it's the coal
I think you need to try more options, and be patient.
I have had no issues, and have not heard of any locally.
(We are using nut in our Harmans as well.)
You said you have a baro, have you dialed it in with
a manometer, or did you just use the litle numbers
on the slide?
I have found that the settings are a lot more forgiving, if your
baro is opening on the high side, as opposed to low.
In other words, IMO, the stove is happiest at about .06-.08
So it will work great there, or higher, but they get real lazy at .03-.04 for instance.
So if you are just guessing at the setting, you may not be in the "sweet zone".
If you don't have a mano, and want to experiment,
just keep your baro closed for a day or two.
Just a thought.