I'm completely stock here. No thermostat except what came stock with the stove. The only way I know to increase the fire size is to turn up the dial and even burn/use more coal than I am now. Is my new burn tray not right somehow. Maybe some holes plugged. Even on much higher setting on the dial, I don't think, the fire will get down to there. I'll try a test here today and see if I can get it that large. I assume you mean the hole fire, or do you mean just a portion to be lit up out that far on the tray? (I reference the leading edge of the fire)
What is the round honeywell for? Wall mounted thermostat? Thanks for your help.
Ed.A wrote: I wonder about what kind of Coal you use.
The ash on the tray seems like it could maybe be burned more than it is. It's very crunchy so to speak.
It dies out by the time it moves much further down the tray, but it may be done burning by then,
at the rates I'm using. Who know?
He mentioned so many sec/mins on and so many off per dial setting. Combustion air is on full all of the time. It seems like smoke and mirrors to me right now.
It is supposed to warm up Monday and Tuesday. Maybe I'll shut it down and investigate the tray holes and placement. It seemed to me it could only go on one way. I should check the sealing gasket around the tray also. The tray was off and laying in the bottom of the stove when I got it home from the dealer.
The fly ash inside is builing up on the walls. Could that be hurting performance? I know it always does but I thought I'd ask.
I assume that you have a t-stat running off the control boxes. When the thermostat needs heat it uses the high fire setting and when the thermostat is satisfied then low burn setting is used. I was wondering if you have the termostat set at one temp or are you using a digital thermostat with multiple settings. If so is the setup you have very accurate and how fast does it get up to heat? Do you find that the stoves over fires and then underfires?
I assume that you have a t-stat running off the control boxes. When the thermostat needs heat it uses the high fire setting and when the thermostat is satisfied then low burn setting is used.