Kubota2007 wrote:This week the lowest was -4, We also we're very warm, last night I though I would turn the fan to High just to see if it made a difference, after 30 mins, the fan switch to a lower speed on it's own. Then I found out that the "L"----"H" is a variable control. I though there were only two speeds that auto adjusted. As you can tell I don't read the manual. This weekend I'm going to weld a second ash pan, I unplugged the stoker to empty the ash pan, about two hours later, though it's getting cold in the living room, then I remembered I didn't plug it in, within twenty mins. we were back in heat. Very pleased with this Stoker.
I set the fan to just above Low. It will be quiet and steady in milder outside temps but when the room calls for more heat it will turn on higher. Not quite as high as full high but good enough for most temps.
Like I said in a post recently. I don't shut it off anymore emptying the pan. I open the ash pan door and grab the pan front lip with my right hand then drag it out until I can get the handle with my left hand and take it out. I then shut the ash door with my right hand. I scoot out and dump the ashes and when I come back I open the door with my right hand,etc. Mean time no ash falls into the empty ash pan floor. I might be lucky Ha. But also you can open the fire box door and just take a poker and pull the last inch over the edge into the pan first before emptying it. This will ensure no ash will dump over while outside.
There is always something that will make me forget to turn the stove back on so I do it this way. More work turning on/off and having to remember day after day etc.