loading after shaking

loading after shaking

PostBy: hamiltow On: Tue Jan 29, 2008 2:05 pm

Hi guys,

I've been trying to get familiar with the burn process, but It is not clear to me what the procedure is after shaking. After shaking, with the draft nice and open, are you able to fill back up to the top of the firebrick, or bottom of door, all at once, or do you risk smothering.

Thanks.
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Re: loading after shaking

PostBy: Devil505 On: Tue Jan 29, 2008 2:12 pm

hamiltow wrote:Hi guys,

I've been trying to get familiar with the burn process, but It is not clear to me what the procedure is after shaking. After shaking, with the draft nice and open, are you able to fill back up to the top of the firebrick, or bottom of door, all at once, or do you risk smothering.

Thanks.


Yes...fill her up (but leave a small section of the fire exposed to burn of volatils & prevent back-blasts......once a little flame is showing through the deep, new coal you've loaded you can fill the area you had left uncovered with fresh coal & you are done)
I guess many people can just fill the stove & never worry about back-blasts, depending on your particular setup. (draft, etc)
I am on my 3rd stove & have always had to burn off volatils to avoid these problems.
Last edited by Devil505 on Tue Jan 29, 2008 2:17 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: loading after shaking

PostBy: hamiltow On: Tue Jan 29, 2008 2:17 pm

I see,

But I've noticed that the harmans i've looked at have the top of the firebrick much higher than the bottom of the door. Do people tend to keep the depth greater at the back and sides if the bottom of the door is lower. In other words, should the bed be level, or deeper near the rear of the box.

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Re: loading after shaking

PostBy: Devil505 On: Tue Jan 29, 2008 2:22 pm

hamiltow wrote:I see,

But I've noticed that the harmans i've looked at have the top of the firebrick much higher than the bottom of the door. Do people tend to keep the depth greater at the back and sides if the bottom of the door is lower. In other words, should the bed be level, or deeper near the rear of the box.

Thanks.


My Harman's bricks are about level with the protective grates in front of the window. Obviously you cant load it higher than the door grfates(in front) but I guess you could bank it as deeply as you want as long as you stay in the firebrick on the sides/back.
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