It's 10° outside and a controlled 72° in my living room with all the hot water my wife could possibly drain into our septic system. This stove seems to be working okay for me considering this is the second time I have attempted to use it. Working out the bugs and improving on it any way I can would be great (grate
), especially as you say I already own it. You certainly have my attention. I understand what you are suggesting about the flat grate on top of the water cooled grates. I do not get the part about building a combustion chamber out of fire brick. Could you elaborate a bit at the risk of making the thread a little longer?
Anyway, from what I can tell my stove has 4 sections but has the dimensions described in the instruction book as the 3wood6.
I got it lit and piled in about almost 2 - 40lb bags of coal. That filled it to just above the level of the bottom of the door. It's hummin' now, even though I have the front draft control almost completely closed and the rear damper almost 80% closed. With no call for heat or hot water it got up to 200° before the dump zone kicked in to cool it down. When there is a demand for heat or hot water it seems to run around 160°, then rises when the demand is met. I am very happy with tonight's results so far. As I said, it is 10° now and dropping. I am afraid that when the weather is not this cold that the stove may run too hot.