I'm a little stunned and maybe missing a major point here, but this is the coldest weather I've ever run my stove in. Night time temps at zero degrees like a lot of others now.
I thought for sure the colder it got, the more the stove and chimney would draft, and therefore it would need less on the draft knob. Not working out that way
For two days straight I've had the draft knob open between 1 and 1.5 turns and the stove only hits about 600. It's not bad, but a few days earlier before this cold snap, it was taking off to over 700 degrees at lower settings.
Maybe it's anyone's guess but I'm still in awe. Could it possibly be that my OUTSIDE 20 ft masonry/clay lined chimney isn't heating up like it does in the 20's and therefore not drafting as well???
I even considered that since the house is now colder to start with, that the stove has to output more to get the same stove temps.
After a 12 hour burn, the pipe was up to 200 degrees. That tells me that everything is working fine and it's breathing well. Been burning a bit more coal than usual.
Just wanting to know if this is a common occurrance in colder than usual temps and WHY????????
Thanks A Ton!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!