Linc wrote:Pushed the coals from the front to the back area and lit a small wood fire in the front,then raked some of the coals over the wood embers.
After 19yrs of burning wood,it will take me awhile to get a feel for coal.
coalstoves wrote:Linc wrote:Pushed the coals from the front to the back area and lit a small wood fire in the front,then raked some of the coals over the wood embers.
This move insured the death of the fire, coal fires are not like wood embers, Reaching in with a poker and stirring up a coal fire upsets it to no end. Your best bet would have been to open up the flue and the air feed and leave it alone for awhile, it would have fixed itself .
Linc wrote:My owners manual says to only load as high as the bottom of the loading door. I assume that is where banking up the sides and the back come into play I also think that I will also have to tighten up the closier for the loading door. I think some air gets in there. There are no other air inlets other than at the bottom of the stove. I think I will also have to seal all the joints in the flue.
LsFarm wrote:Normally a coal fire needs to have all the air coming in from below, going through the coal fire. Secondary air that enters above the coal fire Not sure why adding secondary air appears to be helping your fire. ??
I think poster mistakenly referred to secondary air : Coalstoves
Linc wrote:I'm not sure Greg but I got 12 hr burn time and was able to turn down the thermostat.