greentjdude wrote:i got the temp on the top of the stove to stay around 300. when i fill it all the way up it drops to about 200 or a little less.
The amount of coal you put in your stove does not limit the heat output except when you first load it. Load it up all the way (to the tops of the fire brick) & just give it enough air to maintain the temp you need. (think of it this way: If you kept ypou ash door open, you'd get plenty of heat
....You may even start a fire!Trust me....this will work
1.Open you ash door
2. wait for the fire to liven up
3. Fill your stove all the way up
4. Leave the ash door open until the temp is where you want it , (say 300*) (Be patient!)
5. open your air control a bit more than usual
6. close the ash door
7. check the temp after 15 minutes. If it's dropped below 300* open your air controls a bit more (you just have to find what air inlet setting will maintain your 300*....this will vary slightly with draft)
Let us know how this works
(if it doesn't work .......... you must be on a different planet than the rest of us.......
On EARTH.....This will work!!
In case I have not made my point (by being to subtle)...let's try this:FILL YOUR STOVE UP!!