puff back with wood stove?

Re: puff back with wood stove?

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:10 am

Have you tried burning coal? If not, why not? I used to have a 983. It heated a 3000 square foot house for about $1500 burning anthracite. It was so easy to use, I stayed in the one match club my first season burning coal. I tended it twice a day. No fuss no muss.
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: puff back with wood stove?

PostBy: Carbon12 On: Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:20 am

The 983 was in a previous home and I didn't take it. (Stupid). I loved it so much, I'm thinking of getting one to put in my current fireplace for ambiance and power outage heat. Would burn some wood for ambiance and coal for heat.
Carbon12
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace

Re: puff back with wood stove?

PostBy: badlegdave On: Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:42 am

[Contact Dean Lehman at info@hitzer.com in regard to the best method to make up that connection to the stove.
He is a super guy and will take the time to make sure you are safe. Describe your problem to him as well. Maybe you have an internal damper or something messed up.
badlegdave
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark II
Baseburners & Antiques: Union Stove Works - Invader 2 Parlour Stove
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut
Other Heating: Electric baseboard


Re: puff back with wood stove?

PostBy: soultinter On: Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:22 pm

I have not tried coal yet b cus I fill my dumptruck bed ( 6x10) w 3or 4 ft rails, with oak cut offs for 40 a load. Significantly cheaper than coal.
I thought about calling hitzer but I don't really think it's the stove, I think it's the house/ chimney. I left a small crack in the window close to the stove for some nice cool combustion air, didn't really want to cause a leak but I think I need it unfortunately.
soultinter
 
Stove/Furnace Make: hitzer
Stove/Furnace Model: 983 freestanding

Re: puff back with wood stove?

PostBy: Go2Zero On: Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:39 pm

When chimneys are getting a constant cooling from above, the gases meant to be leaving it don't so well. It's often obvious on a cold start, but while in operation, if the terminal isn't heated in equal or higher temperature than the gases going up it you get negative flue pressure. Down draft burners avoid the necessity of countering the problem but conventional burners can burn cleanly and consistently with the right flue terminal ventilation, especially designed to deflect the condition. Most cowls obsess themselves on deflecting wind but more unknown and most common, the issue is a cooling chimney. Some say burn a bright hot fire to avoid the issue, but no one wants to waste their fuel and their heat by doing so. Protect the terminal effectively with applied pressure differential, and terminal heating, and puff back symptoms will significantly decrease.
Go2Zero
 
Other Heating: conventional log wood

Re: puff back with wood stove?

PostBy: badlegdave On: Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:02 pm

applied pressure differential

Do you mean a draft inducer?

or would fumed silica and aluminatrihydrate filled methelmethacrylat monomer be more in order?


:lol:
badlegdave
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark II
Baseburners & Antiques: Union Stove Works - Invader 2 Parlour Stove
Coal Size/Type: Chestnut
Other Heating: Electric baseboard

Re: puff back with wood stove?

PostBy: franco b On: Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:06 pm

badlegdave wrote:or would fumed silica and aluminatrihydrate filled methelmethacrylat monomer be more in order


That's what I always do.
franco b
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

Re: puff back with wood stove?

PostBy: Lightning On: Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:21 pm

Um yeah, hello..... who doesn't know that? :lol:
Lightning
 
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Clayton 1537G
Coal Size/Type: Nut Size / White Ash

Re: puff back with wood stove?

PostBy: Bobbi On: Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:24 am

I think you should of left the grates in. I never had a prob when i burned wood. kept the slider closed , air flow on top open, and damper slightly open. but i have an insert - no pipe. I burn coal in the cold months... hate wood -too much work/ tending. I LOVE coal. SO easy. My 983 burns both well.
Bobbi
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: hitzer 983 insert
Coal Size/Type: blashak nut
Stove/Furnace Make: Hitzer 983
Stove/Furnace Model: 983 insert