I do not have a stokermatic stove, but have seen a few in Wyoming. I own a Prill underfeed stoker. One difference between these stoves (among many) is that some models of the Stokermatic have an "Over-fire" air jet. At the end of the stokermatic manual (attached) it shows the overfire air jet and describes it as "greatly increasing the burning efficiency". From what I've read, it increases turbulence and mixing.
Anyone have any experience with how these work? Does the jet live up to Stokermatic's claims? I was pondering adding one to my Prill, but wanted your thoughts. Is the air preheated at all? What percentage of air is under vs. over? Do they use a separate blower, or is it just ported off of the same blower as underfire air?
Your thoughts appreciated.
BTW - the pages seem out of order in the manual, but if you print it doublesided, you can staple it together like a little booket, and the pages are in the correct order.