Advice on a Smaller Stove

Re: Advice on a Smaller Stove

PostBy: RIArmySGT On: Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:09 am

Little update, I installed a manual damper for now and made a huge difference. Thanks again for all the help everyone
Stove/Furnace Make: Vermont Casting
Stove/Furnace Model: Vigilant II

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Re: Advice on a Smaller Stove

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:57 pm

Carbon12 wrote:You might be able to make the burn area smaller using fire brick. Get some fire brick and cut it to fit part of the grate area. That would essentially cut down the available area for air to get to burning coal and cut the output. Easily reversible for when it gets really cold out. Just watch your draft. If it doesn't work, it will only cost ya a few bucks for the fire brick.

I'm entering this thread a bit late in the game but C-12's suggestion works for me. If you could consider what I do in the warmer seasons. It works like a charm :) check out the last link in my signature block. It's a crappy video but you'll get the idea. Really cheap and easy do do.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Casting Vigilant II 2310
Other Heating: #2 Oil Furnace