blrman07 wrote:There seems to be a common price theme.....$2.51
Yes, that seems to be the lowest price of anything on the site.
SWPaDon wrote:Air dampers and the carriage bolt can be had relatively cheap here if it helps anyone: http://www.usstovefactorydirect.com/ind ... 139&page=4
ddahlgren wrote:SWPaDon wrote:Air dampers and the carriage bolt can be had relatively cheap here if it helps anyone: http://www.usstovefactorydirect.com/ind ... 139&page=4
Looking at the price list the air damper is 48 and change 2.50 for a .50 jamb nut is just silly as well. I have less than 3 bucks for 2 of them.
ddahlgren wrote:Did a light off tonight and from what I learned last year and playing with tonight still have blues after 8 hours with Blaschack nut pea kindling LOL mix. Only 4 inches or so tall now but still there. For 4 hours filled the glass and out the baffle with them and yes drives stack temp up but heat that would be lost forever and get no use from it. If you get hung up on stack temp it might be a loss but if the blues went out the stack temp would go down and heat output as well with same settings. I am calling it a win if I convert more hydrocarbons into heat. I am declaring this mod a win!
ddahlgren wrote:DCrane had to buy a carbide tipped drill to go thru it. Cobalt and Ti coated were laughed at. Like you I pile it up above the firebox and the holes get plugged easy. I did some back to back testing and they do work close and blues either go out or get very small open and they come back and open too much and they lean away from inlet.
Next mod planned is potential heated air intakes with box tubing running down sides and feeding ash pan area on each side. If this sounds like a bad plan say so. It would be pretty easy to do I think. Maybe over the summer as it will easily kill a day drilling this thing to mount it all up.
I got thinking about the cracked piece of glass and tried hard to remember when I noticed it. It was not right after loading the stove and a hot wood fire as I have done the same thing many times with no ill effects. I am wondering if all the radiant heat from extended blues took it out. Possibly taking window screens out was a bad idea. Oh well just thinking out loud.
ddahlgren wrote:DCrane my plan after some measuring is to run a piece of 1X2 steel box tubing though aluminum sounds tempting that will go from the edge of the top of the stove to the bottom in the ash pan area just about direct center on both sides. I am not looking forward to drilling the holes as I think I need 12 six per side.
On another note not sure how weather is going to work out as going to 13F tonight and currently 26F and running 500F on stove top. Last year we had some -17F nights and ran knocking on the door of 700F to keep up. Did give a good inspection this fall and no damage found to firebox so while I don't want to do that again what is the upper practical limit of a 404? I am thinking of getting one of those heat reclaimers (magic heat for 200 bucks) as the internal stack temp is pretty high so seems like a good idea. Not fond of using the electricity though fuel oil might be cheaper as a kicker.