Dcrane: thanks for the compliment, but there are many folks on the forum with MUCH more experience and knowledge about these stoves..
I'm able to write fairly clear and concisely, so i SOUND like I know a lot, but most of my 'knowledge' is just repeated info
from William, Steve, and many many other forum members..
I was totally mystified by the base burners and base heaters, then found an Art Garland and my Keystone 11. Now baseheaters make total sense to me,, the suspended-pot base burners are still a bit strange to me, I need to look at one closely..
That bit-burning Radiant Home Air Blast #264 stove on the other thread with the slotted firepot is a real head scratcher too.. I need to actually walk around that stove and see it in the 'broad picture' to understand it..
Coalnewbie, be careful about trading a woman for a stove.. the stoves don't get alimony or take your house in the