glenwoodoak wrote:LsFarm wrote:With your second fire going, and the chimney draft stron, take a candle or a long match, light it and rin it by the edge of your door, the flam should be scuked into the air gap by the draft inside the stove..
Yes, tha area in red, any gap UNDER the firepot. so that spot whare the firepot mates to the base, is there a 'floor' to the ashpan box or base?? is it sealed well so that air cannot get to the fire uncontroled??
take some aluminum foil, folt a couple of layers to make a ribbon about the width of a pencil, open the ashpan door, and put the flattened strip of foil along the top of the door/seal area.. close the door, see if this make-shift gasket slows the fire..
I'd use the candle or incense stick to check all the joints and sealed areas for leaks.
I used a candle. I didn't really get any movement on the lower part of the stove. The placed where the flame danced was where my damper pipe connected to the stove and 6 inches up where my damper connects to the stove pipe. They are on really tight, but I guess there's leakage? I guess I can seal it, but it's going to have to be anually as I'll need to take the pipe off to clean it.
I got a little movement between the two loading doors, but I assume this is normal.
Do you think it's probable the stove pipe is the primary problem? I'm going to seal every seam I can see.
Where are you measureing the 600°? Is that on the top of the barrel under the top ring? That's where my thermo is.
I can tell you Marty, it's not the stove pipe nor the loading doors. If you have no control of the fire it's a leak below the grates somewhere. Above the fire is not a big deal and actually will slow it down. There has to be some significant leak below the grates to get 600 on the top of the barrel with everything closed?