Shadscbr wrote:Is a little sulpher like smell normal when adding coal?
Mine did the same thing.
Shadscbr wrote:It's hot, but I would like to get it hotter. Are the two basic ways to do this by opening the air inlet on the bottom door more to increase the air to the fire, and/or to close the manual damper more to keep the heat from going up the chimey? What happens if you close the manual damper all the way?
I was reading some of the damper threads, and I may be more confused now. Some say not to use a manual damper at all....wouldn't all the hot air go right up the chimney?
The baro damper maintains a constant the draft for the stove. This way you won't need to readjust the air inlet when conditions change (eg high wind, outside temp changes, etc) I would remove or lock open the MPD now that you have the baro. My old Godin would sometimes make the chimney warm to to the touch until I put a baro in. Kinda obvious where the heat was going
The Petite Godin manual says .06-.08in/wc as a target draft. IIRC mine was happy around .03
If you close the MPD all the way little or no air can flow thru the coal bed, it will go out or put out a miniscule amount of heat regardless of air inlet position. (Think "banana up tailpipe" )
Does your stove have upper and lower exhaust ports in the fire chamber?