windyhill4.2 wrote:well,this thread has convinced me... i'll never burn coal,NEVER......... wait! wsherricks video's offer an alternative to stove slavery.SERIOUSLY guys,reading this thread only,would definitely turn me away from coal burning.Being a stove keeper slave is worse than being a slave to providing wood to our OWB every 6-12 hrs.Throw it away ,even a harman will work better.just my .00001 cents
These are the kind of comments I "thrive" on.
Thanx for the incentive to press on. I realize there are stoves that perform "differently" than others. I don't know all the limitations of each stove, and understand mine has some too. And I'll except them, once I know what they are. I've talked to and read about people with these stoves, and most, (if not all) spoke highly of them. My only gripe is not being able to achieve a burn time long enuff to get a good nites sleep, and be able to awake to a fire that will continue to thrive. I'm sure this stove, and others Surdiacs, will at least go 8-10 hrs on low, and still be able to burn W/O going out.
I'm not a professional installer, and the stove is not new. With some experienced members, who have the patience to help a newbie like me,(and others) out, I'm "hoping to achieve success. Maybe the nay sayers will be able to say, "I told you so" at the end of this thread. But then again, we all might be pleasantly surprised if for some "strange" reason, we become victorious. I'm not afraid of playing around with the underdog, in an attempt to utilize an appliance already in my possession. Personally, I'm not a fan of the style, and in the future will upgrade to something a little more "cosmetically appealing". But for now, I'm not freezing my family out of the house. Just learning the ropes right now.
I've just returned from a daily excursion, and have started up my stove again. but not before a few mods, with quite a few pics. For those of you who may be interested, I've lined my skirting with insulation,AND
did some porting, (as in cylinder heads), to help out the breathing of this system. it's late right now, so I won't get to the story till sometime tomorrow. Stay tuned.