Sorry Jack...I just got back from my daughter's house as she almost put out her fire by shaking down to much with a weak draft. (Still almost 60* here in Mass
Jack Magnum wrote:Devil,
Never had a temp gauge before even on wood so I don't know what your calling low temp?
You have one now, right? (if so, I have my alarm set to go off at 125* mag. stack temp) In warm weather it can be tough to keep your fire low due to poor draft condition. I would say 150* at a minimum.
Jack Magnum wrote:ell, The rain started and it seems to have dampened my fire so ash door open again.
How does the rain dampen your fire?
Jack Magnum wrote:I can't keep the fire going . Think the rain and 63 degree weather is doing it?
The rain shouldn't have an effect but 63* will make it tough. You have to increase the fire to overcome a weak draft. But...that may drive you out of the house so, sometimes your better off just letting the fire go out if it's going to be warm for a few days. Otherwise...Use your windowstats!!
Edit: Chris is right about this: "As for the door , open it and make sure the handle is screwed all the ways clockwise before latching it closed. Chris." ...You won't need the allen wrench to do that. Just turn it & keep checking the latch until it's as tight as you need....Just snug is all you need.... compress the door gasket a bit.