shoman70 wrote:ok i am confused here. if i go back to bead 7 and turn knob it goes all the way until 3.5 until it starts to open. being at setting 3.5 wont i be roasting?
i really should have given this an answer.
at the time, when your house was comfortable and you still had 200-250 coming off the stove, the bead 7 slack adjustment and 3.5 bi metal position would have been your "effective" lowest setting.
you could have turned it all the way up from there and the stove would have put out about the same heat as the bead 8 adjustment at bi metal setting 2.
this is something to remember if you ever have to be away and you want the double assurance that some other well intentioned party can't turn the stove up into the "red" zone.