1howardo wrote:cleaned out furnace, re adjusted grates, put spare fire brick in the front to block air and re lit. that was at 9:30 this morning. its 76 degrees in here with all the widows open, and the fire is picture perfect. i have the dialer open about a half inch with no difference. the fad isn't even on because its so warm. and of course it about 50 outside, with temps during the day expected to be around 60 this week. i can not win.but it seems to be working ok so far. i really have to thank you for your help. keep your fingers crossed. thanks
The question is what happened in between these posts. When you started it, got it up and running what was the total amount of coal you had put in the firebox? Do you have a baro? How hot will the stove pipe get when running? Have you checked it with a manometer. Cost of mano will be saved in coal over a very short time, maybe even the first week depending on how it drafts now.
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1howardo wrote:5:00, and the stove is completely cold. it is full of ash. i shook the hell out of it and got two full trays of ash out of it. is it possible that i have lousy coal? maybe if i dont fill it so much it wont clog up. i only filled it to probably 3 inches from top of bricks.i just restarted another fire, im hoping that unburned stuff will go.