BTW, bead 4 is where the chain was set when i picked it up. and i'm going to be interested to see how linear the heat out put runs as i turn it on up later. right now 1.5 on the dial is running 150* and i had already logged a 50* difference in .5 settings.
so, maybe dial 2 will be 200*, dial 2.5 / 250*, dial 3 / 300* etc. that would be pretty cool.[/quote]
interesting, still running as batch loader ( no coal in the hopper ) but with the hopper back in the stove. after shake down tonight, moved the dial to 2 and waited for it to stabilize, 250* stove top.
dropped the hopper in and waited for an hour. steady fire blues dancing, now 200* stove top. so the bead 4 setting does result in linear heat out put per dial setting with the hopper in. now we need to see what happens when we load coal in the hopper too.