Sudden change in weather

Sudden change in weather

PostBy: Ross On: Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:18 am

Hi, I'm a newbie using a Surdiac Gotha. I started up the stove for the first time this Friday and it's been working great. The problem is we had a major storm last night, lots of high winds, and now the outside temperature has surged to 60 degrees. I have been reading about the dangers of running the stove when it's warm out. I have a barometric damper on it and last night I opened a window in the basement (near the stove) to make sure it had enough fresh air to pull.

Should I be doing anything else?
Ross
 
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Stove/Furnace Model: Gotha 713

Re: Sudden change in weather

PostBy: tsb On: Sun Oct 26, 2008 11:42 am

Yes !

Go take a walk while the weather is nice. The stove will be fine.

TSB
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Re: Sudden change in weather

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Oct 26, 2008 12:51 pm

With the warmer temperatures, your draft may diminish far enough that the fire could go out.. it seems backwards. but you need to run the stove hotter to keep the chimney hot, to maintain the draft.. this may not be a problem with your particular chimney, but it is a common situation..

If it is still windy, then the draft will probably be strong despite the warm temperatures..

Greg L
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Re: Sudden change in weather

PostBy: Ross On: Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:37 pm

Thanks for the advice!
Ross
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Surdiac Gotha 713
Coal Size/Type: Pea
Stove/Furnace Make: Surdiac
Stove/Furnace Model: Gotha 713

Re: Sudden change in weather

PostBy: joespond On: Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:40 pm

Ross,

You must live near me. We had insane winds sat. night and rain, today was amazing, sunny and real warm. I was debating on letting the stove go out but decided to just crank it back as far as I dared and not have it go out. I heard of others letting their stoves simmer at 190 degrees, so I decided to try. I had my MKII open 3/4 of a turn and the stove ran at 200-225 all day, with a barely detectable glow in the coals. Tonight, I opened the bottom door for 5 minutes, and the thing was glowing red and ready to roar again. Pretty neat. I can see the Harman claim of 24 hour burns is certainly not far fetched.

Bill.
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