Yes, and no. Yes, you can simply turn it down, or off, and use ash pan door vents. But, that's not how the stove was engineered to run. No other adjustments. You simply need to fine tune your stove operating / tending procedures. Head for work knowing you are going to have a house to come home to.BPatrick wrote:Is there a way to adjust the back flapper so it doesn't open as much or for as long a period of time?
skobydog wrote:Would it be abnormal to see a 600 degree (internal probe thermometer) temperature on a coal stove?
I ask because I noticed the other day (and today) that my stack temperatures shot up to 600 degrees (internal probe thermometer appr 24 inches above stove and MPD closed) when the stove was given some air. This is the Hitzer with the automatic damper on the back so it adjusts the air automatically. I could hear the flames going up the stove pipe. Maybe I just never noticed it because I'm not always here.
Normally my stack temp sits a bit under 200 degrees. Maybe I just never noticed the stack temp rising that high before as I'm not always home to see it.
Is this is a normal stack temp for a hand-fired stove? Thanks
dustyashpan wrote:ready for this. last night dampened off 3/8 turn open draft knob- 11 PM, went to bed.
got up 4 AM check:
3/8 turn draft knob-400 F. stove face-150 F. exit flange back
opened draft slight to 5/8 turn open, plug in fan, let on, back to bed
get up 6:30 AM it was:
500 F. stove front, 160 F. exit flange back. could touch exit pipe.
fan pulls out heat, pushes into room, cools flue. efficient.
raked down, no coal added, same setting, climbed to:
600 F. stove front, 180 F. exit flange back.
no mpd, no baro.