LsFarm wrote:Glad to hear your stove is working better for you.. In interest of learning more about what was 'wrong' and what was done to fix the problem, could you share more about the 'fix' ??
What was your draft before you adjusted the baro? And after?
How far open was the flapper on the combustion blower? and where is it now?
Do you have a photo of the fire now with the adjustments done?
I like this post. Good to know the outcomes and experiences.
I just fired up my brand new Super Mag Sunday and being new to stokers it's been quite a ride. I am impressed so far..I'm so glad it idles down real low in these fall temps so I don't get overheated in my work area were the stove is.
But I'm still not sure on how to run these "combustion flaps" ..some guys open it right up and others have it closed down to about 1/4 open. Mine came from Harman about 1/4..
I am getting the picture though that maybe once the real cold comes in and stove is putting out steady high heat I can tune it in between the manometer,baro,flap. And I realize every home,chimney etc. affects the stoves behavior.
On my manometer now it is around .05 when it is running hot (hooked to low side for easier reading) Harman says .04 to .08. But I'm in the ball park. I too had red coals going over the edge so I trimmed back the feed to 3 and it seemed to help. But it's so mild here the stove hasn't turned on for heat much at all. It is idling/burning with a small 2 in wide area going side to side with a large pile of ash in front of it. But when it run's hot it pushes the ash pile off the grate. So that must be the way it's supposed to run.