ddahlgren wrote:Wow -4 now and a low today of -8 high is supposed to be 12. Running 550 w/blower and house 72 bedroom 66 but that is fine too. Later today when it dips to -8 will no doubt crank it harder. Forecast for 50's Tuesday go figure. The 404 sure is going though a bunch of coal for a 550 stove top 20 lbs. in 6 -7 hours.
This summer I need to dream up some rotating grates for this thing. The hands and knees clearing from below is getting very old even though only my second year with it. I think my biggest problem is a lot of bridging of the ash. When raking from below the poker can go un a couple of inches and no ash or coal once initial ash is cleared. I end up with a couple rounds of add coal shake grates rake grates and poke down from the top that seems to break up the bridging.
Make a masonry platform for the stove to raise it up.