Kubota2007 wrote:Captcaper,Can't wait to get the new Stove, expected to come in the week of the 17th, I also ordered the plate that blocks the air, and I plan in hooking it to my current duct work. Then I'm going to increase cold air return as you susgusted. Today the Barometric damper arrived and I ordered a Manometer last night. The sooner the wood burner can be pulled out the better. Thans for the advise on the settings, I'll save them. Thanks for all your help.
It's an amazing stove in that I don't have to change settings no matter what the outside temps do. When you do your settings and turn it on give it much time to warm up and compute what it wants or needs to do. The main thing is to get your baro damper installed and manometer installed. You won't be able to set them until the stove is really cranking. I hope the cold temps come for you so your chimney will be drafting good and stove running high heat. Mine stove won't crank out full heat until it hits 0 out it seems. So don't force it to feed too much to get it hot in order to set the manometer. It will get hot when good and ready. When outside temps go up to the 20's 30's it cuts way back. The manometer will read around 5 or 6. But when running full heat in zero weather it will read .08 which is what Harman calls for.
When I first go the stove outside temps weren't much and I had the feed up at 4 like Harman recommended. That's way too much as the coals were going over the edge. Others here have it set at 2 or 1 1/2 as well. You probably will have to adjust some but you should be able like me not to have to change settings at all no matter what the outside temps do that week,month,etc. Just fill the hopper,empty the fines and ash.
The Ash does look different then hand fired stoves or wood ash. It is more lumpy and has small pieces of what looks like un burnt coal. This is normal. My Coal dealer said (he has a Super Mag) you can't re burn the small pieces. They may be shale,etc. They won't burn.