Apologies for the lack of a timely reply to your questions but just getting a moment to do so - I've been basically shaking twice per 24 hrs and attempting to keep surface temps between 500-600 degrees slightly to the exhaust side of the firebox. That gives the heating area 30 degrees above outside not counting wind chill and nice even oven temps around 300 degrees. My previous post and pics hopefully answers a bit but if I missed something please let me know.
Survive the additional bottlenecks with the festivities today? Makes one appreciate living out here in the sticks. Hope all is well.
We took off for Williamsburg last evening so we only know what we saw on CSpan. I must say it was a great day. I can't s top grinning like a jack ass eating briers. DK is listening to the police scanner and it appears things are getting nasty over the river in DC. You wouldn't believe it if you are listening to the drive by media who see nothing, hear nothing and say nothing.
I'm hopefully that we've seen the last of BO but don't think so. Take care, Lisa