Let me start off by saying I own ds1600 circulator.So last night I made the decision that I was going to let the fire go out.Because of the warm weather we are going to be having So I thought I would let the heat pump take over for a while.I have a one year old heat pump that seems to be very efficient.Part of the reason behind this decision is that it seems like real low stove temp is more of a pain maybe that's me or my set up or the reading coal.This morning I went down stairs and start to regret my decision lots of coal left in the stove.So it will probably take me 100 pounds of coal to get it back up and running so I can use the hopper,is it posable to get the coal left in the stove to burn again through a hot coal bed or empty out the stove(pain in the ass)and start all over again when it get cold in 4 days and is this less efficient or more efficient not that every thing is about counting penny's because I do like burning it is very enjoyable to me.
it's not to warm in my house 68 3800 sq foot ranch stove in the basement.I will be leaving for camp and just thought with warm weather I would let it go out. I open the stove ash door up and see a orange glow think I am going try and getting here going again.
Hi bud, I hate shutting down my stove unless it's for the end of the season. It's easier to open a couple windows for a day or two. Don't bother trying to relite the old coal only, I would clean out the stove and relite with new coal and then mix the old coal with new and run it through the hooper that way. The stove may not run as hot but it sounds like the weather is on your side! Good luck, Mike.
Newcoal wrote:Maybe I should look into installing one next year.Would there be a benefit.
Benefit to a manometer?? Absolutely.. Excessive drafting could be sucking useful heat out the chimney. Inadequate drafting can lead to dead fire or leaking of carbon monoxide into your home. Every coal burner should have one, in my book they are a necessity..