Not enough heat.....

Re: Not enough heat.....

PostBy: reckebecca On: Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:16 pm

CapeCoaler wrote:Keep the flapper just a crack open till you see where the stove settles down now that the flapper will actually close as designed.
If there is a chain connecting the Bi-Metal and the flapper make sure that the flapper is not shut with chain in a slack state.



Ok. No chain - the flapper is on an arm that swings it in and out (spring at the top). Fascinating though - now, even with the lever in the 1/2 open position on the side of the stove, the flapper is practically closed. So, I bet that little piece of coal has been stuck in there for quite a while. Darn that little coal pebble! Making life more complicated than it needed to be.

Thank you......again!
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Re: Not enough heat.....

PostBy: rewinder On: Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:35 pm

Ahhaaaa! you solved it!
So if the stove is near where you want the temp to be, move the handle till the flap is closed, or maybe 1/4" open at the widest part. Wait till it reacts and the temps either drops or holds.

You'll have to learn the opening amounts for the temps you want to keep

forget about the above the fire /window wash slide vents till you want to burn wood. Keep them closed always for coal.

Plus, before you shake and fill thehopper,turn the handle to open the flaper quite a bit to revive the coal bed. Or open the ash door a bit to revive it and leave the handle alone (don't move it if it's running near where you want it to be)

Mine has no ash pan door, it's under the gratebehind double doors, , so I use the thermostatic flapper opened a lot to liven it up .

If you crack the ash door to liven up the fire, NEVER walk away form the stove with out shutting it. The chances of forgetting to close it are great and you'll really over fire the stove badly.

Soon you can go back to your dealer and tell him he needs to hire you to expound the the wonders of coal burning to his customers!!

You could do a seminar for him-- sounds like he's cluless!
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Re: Not enough heat.....

PostBy: reckebecca On: Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:44 pm

rewinder wrote:Soon you can go back to your dealer and tell him he needs to hire you to expound the the wonders of coal burning to his customers!!

You could do a seminar for him-- sounds like he's cluless!


I've already told them that the NEED to give my name to anyone who buys this stove from them - that NO one should have to go through the level of frustration that I have experienced! We'll see if they actually do it. They are woodstove/pellet stove dealers (and are VERY good at that end of things - they've been there for years and, in fact, I bought my pellet stove from them 15 years ago) - they are CLUELESS about the coal. In fact, they have what must be rice coal in the store that they told me was pea - so, imagine my panic when I got a delivery of 3 ton of pea coal that looked like bolders compared to what they told me I'd be burning in the stove.
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Re: Not enough heat.....

PostBy: reckebecca On: Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:51 pm

rewinder wrote:Ahhaaaa! you solved it!
So if the stove is near where you want the temp to be, move the handle till the flap is closed, or maybe 1/4" open at the widest part. Wait till it reacts and the temps either drops or holds.

You'll have to learn the opening amounts for the temps you want to keep

forget about the above the fire /window wash slide vents till you want to burn wood. Keep them closed always for coal.

Plus, before you shake and fill thehopper,turn the handle to open the flaper quite a bit to revive the coal bed. Or open the ash door a bit to revive it and leave the handle alone (don't move it if it's running near where you want it to be)

Mine has no ash pan door, it's under the gratebehind double doors, , so I use the thermostatic flapper opened a lot to liven it up .

If you crack the ash door to liven up the fire, NEVER walk away form the stove with out shutting it. The chances of forgetting to close it are great and you'll really over fire the stove badly.


It certainly seems like this pebble discovery MUST be the answer!

Ok, will do - I will go back to my stance learned New Years of "step away from the air-wash levers!" :) I've got it set at the 1/4 mark right now.......it's already more comfortable in the room.....hopefully it won't plummet now.

I hope that I get a shallower learning curve from here on out - I think I deserve that! :)

I appreciate everyone's help! If the operator could just stop screwing up we'll be golden and I could stop bugging you guys.
reckebecca
 
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