spc wrote:I noticed from your previous post your max is at 43 & 1" from edge, my max is 45 & ashes are 3" from edge. Why the difference? Coal quality, or maybe some combustion holes on your upper grate are clogged.
My max setting is 35 to keep hot coals from going over the edge. I think it has a lot to do with the coal quality.
phulklip wrote:i'm burning a pioneer top vent with a barometric damper, power vent, and manometer. i'm unable to get the stove temp past 420 degrees. my max feed is set properly with an inch of ash at the end. i've tried several settings on the bd, when i set it at 4 the manometer shows 4, the same when i set it at 3. i presently have the weight all the way to the right with the pvent set at 40% the bd is open 1/3 and the manometer is at 2 1/2. this is the setting that the stove burns hottest. i know i have to be doing something wrong but what? bd is plumb and level, manometer mounted level on wall and fitting is mounted 20"above stove. i've read this forum and can't find my problem. also, how do you measure the over the fire draft?
thanking you in advance
Maybe thats all the hotter your coal will burn.