freetown fred wrote:You could take her up to 500* and it wouldn't hurt a thing Bc if you wanted.
I was in a hurry early morning to leave the house didn't tend the stove. Came back about noon the time I shook the ash I had very little coal base so I dumped it. Relit the stove about 1 P.M cruising at 400* house is nice and toast temps at 73 downstairs a little warmer.
I noticed last night with the heavy winds temps mid 30's seemed like my stove wouldn't get past 425* my house was still at 70*. I noticed the back flapper was still open calling for heat 1/2" gap, seemed like it was maxed out however I did have my ash pan door vents closed. I just wanted to see where it would climb to for kicks. These last two days was the hottest I ran this stove.
Usually anywhere from 175* to 350* where i've been running. Any tips to get it past 425*when needed. I know my vermont castings manual said not to run that stove past 700*. Just for kicks what would be the max temps in your opinion on the Hitzer?