jsw2759 wrote:Devil and Freddy
Last night was the first time I filled it to the top, the stove that you have on the link is what I have (only older). Even when the ash door is open I am right around 200 degrees on the flue. One thing I have done today is trying to regulate the flue damper. I had it at about a 45 degree angle. The chimney is 8-9", going out from the stove it might be a little less. I do not have a manometer or barometric damper on it, just a manual flue damper. Where do you recommend getting a manometer or barometric damper? Would it help to turn on the fan from underneath or is that just for forcing the hot air out?
Thanks for any and all help you are giving me.
Yes, I would recommend a barometric damper & a manometer but your stove should get much hotter without them anyway. (they'll help to fine tune your system but it should work without them)
Couple of thoughts:
1. Open you damper all the way. (describe your chimney please...ie height, masonry,metal asbestos, etc)
2. Are the spin air control totally closed on the top (load) door? (they should be)
3. When your stove is full, & you leave the bottom (ash) door wide open, are you still only reading around 200* on the stove thermometer? (what type of thermometer is it?....magnetic stick- on, probe?)
4. Are you leaving the ash door open long enough to raise the temp higher?
5. Is you stove drafting ok? (no smoke coming out of it?)
6. Do you have CO (carbon Monoxide detectors/s
7. What coal are you using?
What you describing is almost physically impossible so something is not right here???