Derdman wrote:Just want to ensure I understand this on the outside of the house take the power vent cover off and adjust from that point?
First off, IF you fill in your general location, it is possible a member here may be able to stop by to show you how to set up your stove.
Now to correct things a little, a power vent is only controlled by speed of the motor. A direct vent uses a slide plate to cut off the air to the motor. They are 2 entirely different animals. A power vent sucks the exhaust out. While a direct vent pushes the exhaust out. A power vent motor sis outside the house on the exterior wall. A direct vent has the motor mounted to the stove.
A power vent should be run with a motor speed controller. Sort of like a dimmer switch but motor controllers are used for controlling motor speed.
They are not interchangeable.
The power vent should be used in conjunction with a baro damper. Using the speed controller and the baro you should be trying to get .04 draft. The only way to tell the draft correctly is with a manometer. Do not rely on the markings on the baro itself.
Running a power vent full speed is almost a sure bet to get yourself a hopper fire !!!!!
If your Alaska has a carpet feed, you will adjust the cam lobe on the carpet feed rod to increase or decrease the amount of carpet travel. The more carpet travel, the more coal is fed to the stove.
Any other questions, fire away........