Minor Explosion in Coal Stove

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Post Wed. Oct. 28, 2015 4:33 pm

Hmmm, you have a MPD? yes??? did you open it before tending--did you also have ash door cracked. And YES, put the damn hopper back in--they designed the stove to be run with it. :)

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Post Wed. Oct. 28, 2015 5:25 pm

Okay, so first I'll let a flame come in by opening the ashes-door, and only then I start shaking; this is what would help. I have already placed back the hopper and I have the hole open.

I'm going to give it a try!

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Post Wed. Oct. 28, 2015 5:28 pm

freetown fred wrote:Hmmm, you have a MPD?
Thats the valve in the pipe?

no pipe is completely open

Whats cracked? Close?

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Post Wed. Oct. 28, 2015 5:47 pm

Yes----good---ash door just cracked, not wide open :)
paulus wrote:
freetown fred wrote:Hmmm, you have a MPD?
Thats the valve in the pipe?

no pipe is completely open

Whats cracked? Close?

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Post Wed. Oct. 28, 2015 6:02 pm

Ok :oops:
I think I've done too quickly close the ash door? too little heat.

I'm going to try

( is it bad I do not have a mpd?)
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Post Wed. Oct. 28, 2015 6:04 pm

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Post Wed. Oct. 28, 2015 6:11 pm

Depends on how your stove is drafting--you seem to be just fine without. YES, slowly close any door you open.
paulus wrote:Ok :oops:
I think I've done too quickly close the ash door? too little heat.

I'm going to try

( is it bad I do not have a mpd?)

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Post Fri. Oct. 30, 2015 2:34 pm

it's much better this way, thank you all, :)

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Post Fri. Oct. 30, 2015 3:08 pm

paulus wrote:it's much better this way, thank you all, :)
This is great. Across oceans and language barriers, we can help each other. :D

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Post Fri. Oct. 30, 2015 3:30 pm

Lightning wrote:
This is great. Across oceans and language barriers, we can help each other. :D
yeah thanks to google translate hahah, I speak well but write bad, this is going a bit
sorry for the mistakes

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Post Mon. Jan. 04, 2016 8:54 pm

So, I blew the chimney top off today due to a significant explosion. Nothing else happened but that.

Anyone else achieve this impressive show of incompetence?

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Post Mon. Jan. 04, 2016 9:23 pm

HarMark3500 wrote:So, I blew the chimney top off today due to a significant explosion. Nothing else happened but that.

Anyone else achieve this impressive show of incompetence?
Sounds exciting :lol: We've all had our fair share of the coalsplosions hahaha

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Post Mon. Jan. 04, 2016 9:24 pm

I thought maybe it was only me. This was the first of this size. It actually scared me a bit.

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Post Mon. Jan. 04, 2016 9:28 pm

Been there, done that. Cracked the glass on the Harman Mark III I used to own! :lol: BOOOM! Shook the house with that one.

Always remember to NEVER feed air to a smoldering (no visible flame after loading) coal fire. Have both doors open, close ash door first, then SLOWLY close the top door, but ONLY after you see blue flame. ;) If you do that, it will never happen again.

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Post Mon. Jan. 04, 2016 9:32 pm

Here are the remains.

Ehh, I needed a new one anyway
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