vmi1983 wrote:I'll get some pics asap....
Ok, the start-up burn is 14+ hours so far. With the strong draft chimney, the Godin is burning at a side temp of 800F, with MPD fully closed, and 1 turn out on the air-inlet. Just recharged the fire-pot with two chicken feed size scoops of Nut. Then I opened the fire door to remove some ash.
Not much ash to remove as yet. The air-inlet is at 3/4 turn open and MPD closed... more to follow.
Oh brother... I went into PANIC mode.... after the rechage, opening the fire-door and checking the ash, closing it, and shutting the MPD and opening
the air-inlet 1 complete TURN, the stove pipe near the collar jump to almost 500F and the metallic temperture guage fixed just above and right
of fire door read 900F!!!
Fearing the fire would over heat the stove, it was necessary to shut the air-inlet knob. I opened fully the MPD, with the idea of letting the heat escape, after a time I closed it half-way and eventually full close until the temp reached 700F and 175 on flue pipe.
There is a cold front coming (severe), wind is kicking up, cap on chimney, very strong draft capability. The air-inlet knob is set at 1/4 turn out
and MPD is closed... the firepot is half full, temp on fire door at 690F, NO BLUE LADIES however.
With the MPD closed, I want to get the LADIES to return. I suppose another 1/2 turn is required to ignite the gases
Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.!!