Prizer 2 burner coal stove having trouble regulating

Prizer 2 burner coal stove having trouble regulating

PostBy: torkr2 On: Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:02 pm

Greetings,
I am a novice at coal burning so any help would be greatly appreciated. I acquired a prizer small 2 burner coal stove from a friend years ago. I just installed it and am having trouble trying to regulate the temperature. There is a small rod that sticks out of the middle of the stove to open and close the air vents but even when they are closed the temps. at the stove top are about 400~ to 500~. Is this too hot? I would like to regulate to a little lower temp. maybe 350~. Also I dont know if I should fill all the way up with coal or feed it little by little. Is filling it up causing it to burn too quickly and too hot? Also what are the clearances for the stove pipe and stove itself? I have it in a smaller room with 7.5 ft ceiling. This stove throws great heat I would just like to control it a little better, for my peace of mind. Thanks. Torkr2
torkr2
 
Stove/Furnace Make: prizer coal stove

Re: Prizer 2 burner coal stove having trouble regulating

PostBy: devon570 On: Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:21 pm

I think you need a barometric damper to slow the stove down with less air over the fire and or maybe the stove is not air tight
devon570
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono Top Vent

Re: Prizer 2 burner coal stove having trouble regulating

PostBy: braindead On: Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:27 am

Going a size smaller in coal may help. Smaller coal packs tighter, doesn't let as much air through, and slows the burn. Especially with a deep bed.
Can you post pics?
braindead
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: Kodiak

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