Catlingrl wrote:They didn't charge me for the visits. Thankful for that. I could have called them again and perhaps they would have been able to tell me... but DANG it I hated to call them AGAIN! and... If I had, probably wouldn't have found this wealth of information right here.
Will be adding the heat exchanger, some ducting, and longer temp control wire as we can swing changes.
For now, happy with results from what I've learned here. Thanks again.
Thats good he didn't charge you.. hard to find dealers for anything like that today.. especially during the winter when the are the busiest.
Once you get use to the stove it's very simple to run..And like mine will go for seasons on basic settings you've made and you don't have to change during the season. I burnt hand fired coal for over 20 yrs before I got this one.. went thru the same as you ...basically. The stove takes time to compute and get on a steady routine so by fiddling with the dials often before it settles out wreaks havic with the stove.
The only issue I had was once in a while a large piece of coal would get by me when loading and block the opening to allow the Rice access to the feed pusher... any issue always clean the hopper out and check that.
This forum is great as all the other ones today available to us.. I'm 68 yrs old and remember having to go to library's and even then they didn't have much to choose from.
Back in early 1980's I found a book called Firemans Handbook..written back in the 1920's taught me how to burn coal and everything about coal etc. the stove manuals just doesn't cover much.