shoman70 wrote:what setting do you keep stove on? 1-2-3-4-5 ??? i have to adjust the chain on the back of the stove, mine was open only about 1/4 of an inch.
no matter what setting you are on it will only stay that far open until it gets the house up to that temp. then, it will start to close and only stay open to the extent needed to keep things right there.
i am presently on bead # 6 and have been running at dial position 1.75, that's 350* measured on stove top behind the hopper door.
this morning i came down to find that the stove was running just like always, same temp, same setting. intake air flap hovering about 1/32" off full closed.
the way the bi metal works is that you keep nudging it up until you have the heat soak level you're comfortable with. from there as the outside conditions vary and the inside temp. varies, the flap raises and lowers constantly thru out the preset range, alot of the time you will find it very close to closed. that's a good thing, means you are heating at IDLE and using very little coal.