Just installed mt FC Type RC.
First, I want to say thanks to the whole forum. I had never paid much attention to the subject of covering the baro with foil because I didn't have one. When I tried to start the stove up after installation, and smoke poured out of every orifice on the stove, I QUICKLY
remembered the foil posts.
Worked like a charm and I was able to get a fire started easily.
I don't have my manometer right now because a friend is setting up his furnace with it so I just set the baro according to the instructions. Right now, it is on the lowest setting. I'm hoping I didn't make a mistake. The FC website said to use a 7" baro due to my chimney height. My coal dealer only had 6". I wanted to install it today since I had the stove down so I bought it. I figured it would work, even if it wasn't "optimal". Am I right or did I waste my money?
I just loaded the stove full after going through the typical starting procedure. While I had a good wood fire going, the baro just slightly fluttered. Now that I have the thing packed with coal, the baro doesn't move at all. I assume that's normal?
I have the air intake open 2 turns(Harman Mk I) which would usually give me decent heat while using the MPD. Will I tend to need more or less air?
I still have the MPD installed, I just left it open for the time being.
Any help would be appreciated.