Fire boss not blowing hot

Fire boss not blowing hot

PostBy: loulou3563 On: Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:01 pm

We have a fire boss wood burning stove. This is our first year using this. We just got a new load of wood from our wood guy. If we close the doors on the stove the fire dies down so much it is not blowing hot air. The damper is opened all the way and the vents on the side and front are opened. With the doors opened it blows warmer and the wood burns. Some one is going to try and go on roof today , there is snow. Any ideas or help that you can give is appreciated. Thank you.
loulou3563
 
Stove/Furnace Make: the fire boss

Re: Fire boss not blowing hot

PostBy: franco b On: Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:55 am

Is the wood well seasoned? Does it just sit there and sizzle? Other than that it does seem like a problem of not strong enough draft.
franco b
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

Re: Fire boss not blowing hot

PostBy: loulou3563 On: Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:31 pm

The wood is seasoned not sure for how long. If the doors are opened there is no problem with the burning. We think it may be the flue or damper. Loaded it up with wood and it burned good, but noticed smoke rolling out when we opened the doors. Some one trying to go on roof today.
loulou3563
 
Stove/Furnace Make: the fire boss


Re: Fire boss not blowing hot

PostBy: loulou3563 On: Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:49 pm

Checked the flue and damper they seem to be fine. Still not blowing hot, so confused. Any ideas.
loulou3563
 
Stove/Furnace Make: the fire boss

Re: Fire boss not blowing hot

PostBy: franco b On: Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:04 pm

Is there any sort of baffle in the stove? Check and clean all passages. Pictures of the inside of stove may help.
franco b
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: V ermont Castings 2310, Franco Belge 262
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood Modern Oak 114
Coal Size/Type: nut and pea

Re: Fire boss not blowing hot

PostBy: Dennis On: Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:06 am

franco b wrote:Is there any sort of baffle in the stove? Check and clean all passages. Pictures of the inside of stove may help.

also,is there any internal draft regulator/mpd
does any smoke come out of the stove when it's closed up
pics of your set up will help others determine whats going on
Dennis
 
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: AHS/WOC55-multi-fuel/wood,oil,coal
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/stove size

Re: Fire boss not blowing hot

PostBy: loulou3563 On: Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:39 pm

ok I will see if we can clean passages and upload pics. thank you so much
loulou3563
 
Stove/Furnace Make: the fire boss

Re: Fire boss not blowing hot

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:56 am

Summer Update: LouLou called to say "Thank You" to those Coal Guys that responded to her cry for wood stove help in her time of need. Your keen insights as to her dilemma helped her to get the heat going at a very cold time. Seems that now she's considering a true coal stove(hand fired) and selling firewood to pay for it all. She learned that you Coalers have no boundaries when it comes to providing heat. Thanx !
Hambden Bob
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
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