I'm On Fire wrote:Both of the louver's I installed in the stove yesterday say Riteburn on them.
Hows your results with the recent modification so far?
McGiever wrote:Those Anti-Explosion Louvers are not a new design.
They were standard item on Riteway Stoves from back in the 1970's and 80's.
Riteway Stoves were a favorite of the Amish Community right up until Riteway went out of business.
It stands to reason why there are a lot of similarities in DS Machine and Hitzer's stove line-ups from the Good ole Riteways.
I have a pair of Louvers from a 80's model #37 Riteway. As was mentioned...same dimensions as a brick...to take ones place in the stove and channel air from below up to top of fire.
There were some smart fellows in the 1970's that figured these out.
lsayre wrote:I'm On Fire wrote:lsayre wrote:What holds the Louvers in place?
They sit in the channel that holds the bricks in.
But are they screwed in somehow?
McGiever wrote:Here's how they look in a Hitzer 82 with additional brick layer above. Imagine coal being loaded to the top of the bricks here.
I'd have to look...but, there may be some tiny *nubs" that help hold the louvers tight in place w/ the bricks..
lsayre wrote:The louvers sound like a great idea!
Lightning wrote:Great to hear about your success with the mods partner!! And the new variable speed control on the inducer is doing well too?
I'm On Fire wrote:Lightning wrote:Great to hear about your success with the mods partner!! And the new variable speed control on the inducer is doing well too?
Yeah, I meant to include that but forgot too. It's working well. The motor is set to bring my draft up to .06" and it hasn't slowed down or stopped. Since it's a bit colder out now the draft has been at .08" but it's ok. I'd still like to find a snap switch I could wire into it too to turn the inducer off and then back on but I'm really not too sure what I'd need or how it'd get wired with the controller.