Stove giving me problems

Re: Stove giving me problems

PostBy: North Candlewood On: Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:52 am

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Baro location according to field
Is there a cap on the chimney top? We had one that when we took the cap off it drew much better.
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Re: Stove giving me problems

PostBy: Robert Faul On: Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:23 am

I have a Hot Blast stove with a similar ash pan design. I cut the back of the pan off with a zip blade and now it works like a shovel.
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Re: Stove giving me problems

PostBy: titleist1 On: Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:25 am

captcaper wrote:The one's who wrote the Harman Manual must be the ones who designed the stove. I love the way ash pan is smaller then the grate area so the ash spilled over the sides and back and make it so you can't put the pan back in. You then have to rake it out making a mess. I tried vacuuming it out but the vacuum filter jams up so ya have to clean that. There is a lip to go over with the rake too...Nice..And the room loves the ash flying every were.This has to be done every other day at least it seems. But Harmon knows everything.


It is annoying that the ash misses the sides of the ash pan. Also, every couple of days I'll scrape the poker along the front of the firebox because the ash builds up & doesn't drop through the grates very well there. I'll notice the coal isn't burning well in front and I'll know it's time for this extra step.

Like WoodnCoal, I also use the flat shovel from the fireplace tools set. A couple of careful scoops along each edge and then carefully placing it them in the ash pan sitting in front of the ash door gets all the missed ash and keeps the dust from flying around (turn off the blower during this "ashing"). I have two ash pans so I set the full one next to the stove to cool before dumping the ash outside and insert the empty one in the stove.
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Re: Stove giving me problems

PostBy: jpete On: Thu Dec 04, 2008 6:11 pm

North Candlewood wrote:Baro location according to field
Is there a cap on the chimney top? We had one that when we took the cap off it drew much better.


No cap on the chimney yet. I have to call FC and ask them how to put a 7" baro on a 6" pipe.
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Re: Stove giving me problems

PostBy: captcaper On: Thu Dec 04, 2008 6:59 pm

My neighbor in my old hood might leave the vacum in the house but I always leave it out in the yard for the day. Much easier cleaning up the ashes. My house is my dream house and I aint goiong to loose it.

JB I do the exact same thing. I made my hoe from HD's round stock and a piece of steel. Messy still. Those shovels mentioned I might try as well. But will it work with this MarkIII? the lip in front and depth of the box might limit it. I use too have on of those too. Left it with the old house when I shipped out to Northern NH.

Capt
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Re: Stove giving me problems

PostBy: captcaper On: Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:03 pm

bksaun wrote:Get a fine dust filter for your vac, used for ash and drywall dust, I have used mine for 3 years now with no problems.

Got it at Home Depot.

Bk


Mine plugg's up after just one cleaning. Pain. Messy to knock out of the filter. I have to take it into the back yard woods and knock it about.
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