chubby stove users

chubby stove users

PostBy: eddie On: Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:08 pm

Those little circular holes on each side for air. Does anybody use these for other than opening them for a short time when you add coal. Leaving them slightly open, will that effect burn time? thanks
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Re: chubby stove users

PostBy: dcrane On: Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:00 pm

I believe your talking about the lil' flap on the side of the stove above the firepot... this is for wood burning (frankly, I never used it because the chubby works fine either way), the theory is... wood likes air to circulate around it, while coal likes air to come up through it... having this lil' vent over the firepot allows air to come in over and around the wood fire.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

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PostBy: tcalo On: Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:39 pm

I've used them to help burn off gases after a fresh load of coal. I usually leave them open for 15 minutes, about long enough to get the blue ladies. I also use them when burning wood. I find a nice wood fire likes a bit of over fire air.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Chubby Coal Stove
Coal Size/Type: Nut Anthracite

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PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Wed Oct 23, 2013 2:27 pm

Doug

The air inlet on the side is there to provide some air when adding fresh coal. Helps get the Blue Ladies or "The Dancing Blue Bitches" going!! WOO HOO!
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: 2014 Chubby Prototype
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford #2 Base Heater
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Re: chubby stove users

PostBy: dcrane On: Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:43 pm

ONEDOLLAR wrote:Doug

The air inlet on the side is there to provide some air when adding fresh coal. Helps get the Blue Ladies or "The Dancing Blue Bitches" going!! WOO HOO!


I must have been reading the wrong Chubby manuals for the last 35 years :lol:
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

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PostBy: JRLearned On: Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:06 pm

In my experience so far there are more than enough leaky spots on the Chubby to burn wood without opening the secondaries.. Around the shaker handle for instance. I find with wood there is quite draw from the cracks around the secondary flaps with them closed. My opinion is to keep'em closed. Makes sense they would help with volatile coal gas burn off, but DCrane is right, they are intended for wood burning.
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Stove/Furnace Make: Chubby Stove
Stove/Furnace Model: FrankenChubby

Re: chubby stove users

PostBy: dcrane On: Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:35 am

"but DCrane is right" :eek2:

finally...someone's got some sense around here toothy :rimshot:
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: chubby stove users

PostBy: blrman07 On: Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:11 am

Why did you go and tell DC that he was right? Never ever tell DC he was right about anything. Now he is going to think he's right all the time. Sheesh!!! ;)

Rev. Larry
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Econo 1 stove
Coal Size/Type: Rice in the LL and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

Re: chubby stove users

PostBy: JRLearned On: Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:41 pm

blrman07 wrote:Why did you go and tell DC that he was right? Never ever tell DC he was right about anything. Now he is going to think he's right all the time. Sheesh!!! ;)

Rev. Larry


:rofl:
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Stove/Furnace Make: Chubby Stove
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