braindead wrote:Any chance you could have a lot of ash buildup? My Kodiak is way different that your stove, but...there have been a few times that I thought I had a nice deep bed of coal, burning real nice, but no heat. Saw a glow from underneath, poked to make sure there were no bridges, etc. But when I finally shook the living you-know-what out of it, the whole bed dropped about 3 inches. Got a lot of burning coals in the ashpan, but lots and lots of ash. This happened to me more than once. But then again, like I said, my stove is way different than yours, so this may be way off base.
TimV wrote:I went to the manufacturers or distributors website and it seems from what i see that
Saey 92 is listed as on one part a wood stove and another a coal stove.
Do you have baffles or internal plates or dampers your supposed to position in a way to burn coal and another for wood?
Dont forget air is supposed to come up thru the coal from the ashpit and grates and for wood air is directed over the top of the fire not up thru grates.
looks of the size that stove should drive you out if it burning good.
One other question,not looking at any gages or digital readouts etc., where is the flap on your baro damper?Straight up and down,slightly open, 45 degrees or less or about 90 degrees?
If its open does it close as soon as you open the feed door then open as soon as you shut it?
TimV wrote:More digging on website and It says this unit has a Bi-Metal thermostat.
I dont recall your saying anything about where its set at? have you adjusted it and is it set up initially to wheer it belongs to be accurate? Dont rely on lines or a dial till your sure it calibrated right.
reckebecca wrote:gerard wrote:You might want to play with the baro damper a bit. Remember the easier it opens, the more air is being pulled from the room and the less air being pulled through the coal bed. It's meant to prevent overheating on windy days. Not sure about your stove but if I run with my ash door open (unlimited air coming under and then up through the bed), my bed gets roaring. I burn nut and I started a post re: pea vs nut. The consensus seemed to be that pea burns more steady but nut burns longer and hotter. Another thing I've noticed is that after a few weeks of an uninterupted burn, the ash builds up a little despite shaking and using a poker helps get the ash buildup to fall through the grates better. The more air passing through the bed the hotter the fire. Seems to me you should be able to get that stove upt o 400 deg without a problem.
braindead wrote:I just downloaded the Saey 92 manual an read it. What a worthless bunch of.... well, lets just say that now I need a beer. Or three. Then I think I'll open my door and see what the baro does.
CapeCoaler wrote:Lets get a picture of the baro setup the draft seems low with the numbers you gave. and a shot of theoverall setup.
The baro should not open more if the main door above coal is open because you just made lots of free air for the chimney.
Is the back air intake open? if not move the lever open by 2 numbers and see if it opens.
The Pea coal may have bridged, give it a few gentle pokes from above to see if it falls down at all.
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