I have searched and searched and can't find answers that seem to fit my situation so decided to break down and just ask.
I've finally gotten through the frustration of lighting and maintaining......now, I'd like some heat!
I have a Saey 92 which is a cast iron, hopper fed stove rated for 50,000 BTUs and I am attempting to heat approx 800 sq. feet. And, that being said, I'd be okay if I was only really heating half of that since the bedroom is farthest from the stove and I prefer that the bedroom be cool.
I've got a thick bed of coals that glow red all the time, sometimes
with blue flame. I've been running with air intake full open 24/7 for days now and can barely get the room that the stove is in to 70 degrees. This morning the LP boiler kicked on and the thermostat is set at 55 in the room with the stove!
I have a baro installed and I believe that I have it set to open when draft hits .05. I am consisetly getting draft readings on the manometer between .03 and .04 (which is the upper end of what the manual says it should be).
I have shaken and flossed and fluffed and ignored, none of it seems to be producing heat - most of the time I can touch
the surface of the stove which seems rediculous. I've even had a fan blowing on the stove in an attempt to get the heat to re-distribute. But, when the stove isn't producing heat, there is very little to re-distribute.
I'm feeling like I made a huge mistake in buying this stove, building a coal bin, etc., etc., etc. and I don't want to give up on it. Please help!