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Post Wed. Nov. 07, 2012 3:47 pm

Im at work now been here since this morning
won't be home till midnight. But my girlfriend
said its at 350 right now. I have the beads set at
22 like Fred said. I'm going to call her when she gets
home and find out what number she is at on the dial.
So should I always have the vents on the ash pan door
slightly open and keep them open? Or open them just
a bit for a little while and then close it?

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freetown fred
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Post Wed. Nov. 07, 2012 4:56 pm

I'm curious as to what the temp in the house is? As for the back dial I know in the worst of it, I'm at all the heat I need on 4--oliverpower, same stove, I believe always ran about 8--fastcat, same stove--he'll have to jump in on that--point being--YOU will have to become familiar with that on YOUR stove--going into my 4th season, I never used the ash door vents, BUT, my neighbor fastcat always does--I've been playing with them open about 1/8 moon for 2 days--again--If it don't hurt anything, I'll leave them like that--ALWAYS----I have no thermo on my stove--I know--me bad--but I'd say if she is heating the house like you want--350* is perfect-- when it warms up---different ball game--when it gets real cold--different ball game--nothing real complicated--just different & you'll need to play with her again--NO, not the girlfriend--the damn stove :clap: toothy Sounds like you're doing fine my friend--keep us posted
chopper698 wrote:Im at work now been here since this morning
won't be home till midnight. But my girlfriend
said its at 350 right now. I have the beads set at
22 like Fred said. I'm going to call her when she gets
home and find out what number she is at on the dial.
So should I always have the vents on the ash pan door
slightly open and keep them open? Or open them just
a bit for a little while and then close it?

chopper698
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Post Wed. Nov. 07, 2012 11:21 pm

Ok with the dial at 6 and the vent on the
ash pan door cracked to just a crescent of
a moon and my thermometer on the face of
the stove it's reading 400 degrees. If I shut
the vents on the door the flapper on the back
will close. There are a lot of blue flames when
the vents are just slightly cracked. When I close
the vents it calms down. I also put my stove
thermometer directly on top of my stove when
the vent was cracked and on the 6 setting and
it read about 475 degrees.

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Post Wed. Nov. 07, 2012 11:47 pm

chopper698 wrote:Ok with the dial at 6 and the vent on the
ash pan door cracked to just a crescent of
a moon and my thermometer on the face of
the stove it's reading 400 degrees. If I shut
the vents on the door the flapper on the back
will close. There are a lot of blue flames when
the vents are just slightly cracked. When I close
the vents it calms down. I also put my stove
thermometer directly on top of my stove when
the vent was cracked and on the 6 setting and
it read about 475 degrees.
Chopper do you have a fan on the rear of the stove? If so there is a double top and you will not get a good reading. The blue flames are the gasses being burnt from the coal, as long as they are somewhat lazy and not roaring that is fine. Do you have an MPD or a BARO in the pipe? Leave the thermometer on the front of the stove, don't move it around so you can get consitant readings. Where is the stove located in your house? What is the house temp with the stove at 400* and the outside temp at ? ?

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Post Thu. Nov. 08, 2012 5:38 am

Stove is on the second floor of a two story house in the living room.
I have a manual pipe damper and the stove has no fan. I woke this
morning stove was at 320 with therm on top of the stove. I closed
the air inlets in front and shook it down, bumped the dial up from
6 to 7 my MPD is closed my air inlets are closed and I moved the
temp gauge to the front and its now 420.

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Post Thu. Nov. 08, 2012 5:38 am

Stove is on the second floor of a two story house in the living room.
I have a manual pipe damper and the stove has no fan. I woke this
morning stove was at 320 with therm on top of the stove. I closed
the air inlets in front and shook it down, bumped the dial up from
6 to 7 my MPD is closed my air inlets are closed and I moved the
temp gauge to the front and its now 420.

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Post Thu. Nov. 08, 2012 5:46 am

All sounds good---at 320, was the house comfy? I always tone mine down a little for sleeping. 420 is fine.

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Post Thu. Nov. 08, 2012 6:00 am

The outside temp right now is 32F

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Post Thu. Nov. 08, 2012 6:14 am

what's the temp in the house, not the stove---the house?? Don't make me come down there! :clap: toothy

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Post Thu. Nov. 08, 2012 7:32 am

The temp inside is 75 outside its 34 the stove is at 360 with the dial at 6
and the air inlets just cracked and MPD closed. I'm pretty
happy with that my question is where I'm at now if I want
to raise it to make it hotter do I turn the dial to a higher
number? I notice when I do that the dial has some
resistance to it and wants to go back in the other direction.

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Post Thu. Nov. 08, 2012 7:38 am

If I were you, I'd leave it alone for right now, but yes, you would either hit a higher # or crack those vents a little more--seems like you are doing real good. As for the stiffness on the bi-spring--who knows ;) Did you buy the stove new chopper? 75* sounds nice to me. Dude, get that MARKII off your profile toothy

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Post Thu. Nov. 08, 2012 8:18 am

Yes I bought it brand new, I love it so far
it burns real nice and the hopper is awesome.

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Post Thu. Nov. 08, 2012 8:25 am

chopper698 wrote:The temp inside is 75 outside its 34 the stove is at 360 with the dial at 6
and the air inlets just cracked and MPD closed. I'm pretty
happy with that my question is where I'm at now if I want
to raise it to make it hotter do I turn the dial to a higher
number? I notice when I do that the dial has some
resistance to it and wants to go back in the other direction.
If you want more heat, turn the dial to a higher setting.

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Post Thu. Nov. 08, 2012 8:38 am

In essence you are doing the same thing by turning up the dial, or by cracking the front vents open. Old stoves like mine only have the "vents" as primaries to control the "throttle". You adjust the stove with those alone for the most part.
The newfanged stoves like yours ;-) have a cool little primary/thermostatic vent with a bimetal spring that works a bit like the thermostat in your car (was gonna say Chopper but that's prolly airheaded). It's open to where you set it till the stove gets hot and then that spring expands and slowly closes that vent until the stove cools to lower than you set it. The spring contracts and opens it up some. Pretty nifty!
Oh and lastly that resistence you feel is a kind of built in governor, to try and avoid over-firing.

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Post Thu. Nov. 08, 2012 9:23 am

So the flap will close after it reaches its temperature?

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