titleist1 wrote:n0useforaname wrote:it's like I hear massive crackling to the point where sometimes it will actually ignite with big flames and a plume of black smoke will puff out.
ahhhh...ye olde puff back!
this happens when you smother the flames with the fines and new coal, volatiles get heated up and come out of the new coal (especially quickly with the fines) and they then get ignited when a flame appears!!
Yeah, it always makes my kids amazed with it does that
Also.. does anyone on here use a battery backup for their stoker? I'm trying to figure out what my best option is for a backup. I'm going to keep my current Mark II and use it in a dire emergency, but I have a generator and want to battery backup my new one.