So now I have a magnetic thermometer in the top right front of the stove, and on setting 13, that is staying around 400. 425-450 as the door closes from a burn cycle. Seems to be putting out pretty good heat, keeping the basement around 78-80, and lots of heat rolling up the stairs.
Compared to others here that run hitzers on 9-10 I think my chain is just adjusted differently, but in burning about 50-60lb per day when it's 15 degrees overnight. Does this seem normal?
My chain is adjusted differently also. I think my stove is on setting 11 for 400 degrees but I only eyeballed it and now I'm used to where it is.
50-60lbs of coal sounds good to me. I probably go through a bit more.
Scottaw wrote:My other observation is that when the air door is open, the flue sounds like a jet engine, the Baro is partially open, and I can see flames shooting past it. The Baro is mounted right above the elbow off the back of the stove, and when the air door closes, the Baro stays closed with no flames shooting past.
I've noticed that will happen at times when I'm running 400 and over. Under 400 it doesn't usually happen.
I think it may happen when too much new coal covers the entire bed. If I'm running the stove hotter and home I'll sometimes give an extra shake down during the day; just enough to get rid of some ash and get new some new coal down but not enough to cover the entire ash bed.
I'm not entirely sure if it helps at all but it's easy enough to do; still experimenting with this.
Scottaw wrote:I've also noticed at times some flames that seem to be going around the door gasket, usually after a fresh fill up. The stove was refurbished when I bought it, do I need a new gasket already?
That happens to mine also. I posted a video and people said not worry.