Wren wrote:That advert with people running out of the house and diving out windows was pretty accurate. I went out to shovel snow just to get away.
But if I close it tight it dies.
Will a pot give any warning if it goes or does it just spill coal? Tilted some tile towards stove just keep heat off the wood floor. No need to run Tiger. But it was perfect at -35.... Surpasses my expectations.
That the fire dies with the air shutters closed is a sign that the stove is tight. You should be able to maintain the temperature you want by just cracking one.
Having a manometer would tell you just what your draft is, and with a manual pipe damper you could set it just right. A barometric damper would be more automatic once set. With high draft, the opening you set becomes more critical.
A fire pot can crack but I have never seen or heard of one just spilling coal. It doesn't fly in a million pieces as some types of glass do.