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Modern and vintage hand fired coal stove are similar to a wood stove and in some cases can burn either. They need to be regulated and fed by hand usually every 12 to 24 hours depending on your usage. They require no power to operate making them ideal for rural settings with long power outages.
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Post Mon. Dec. 23, 2013 2:55 pm

ridgeracing wrote:Fixed, not adjustable. I believe I just cant turn stove down below 250deg. during warm/rainy days (above 50)
I don't mean to add anything negative but I'm having trouble understanding why a stove manufacturer chooses to have a fixed secondary air on their product. :?

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Post Mon. Dec. 23, 2013 3:21 pm

Lightning wrote:I don't mean to add anything negative but I'm having trouble understanding why a stove manufacturer chooses to have a fixed secondary air on their product. :?
The added cost factor perhaps?
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Post Mon. Dec. 23, 2013 3:57 pm

lsayre wrote:
Lightning wrote:I don't mean to add anything negative but I'm having trouble understanding why a stove manufacturer chooses to have a fixed secondary air on their product. :?
The added cost factor perhaps?
Simplifying it could also make it more attractive because of one less variable for new owners to have to learn.

And/or, to save money, both before and after the sale, some companies make design choices based on avoiding customer complaints and phone time dealing with them. Simple = less complaints. :D Complex = more phone calls from complaining customers ! :mad:

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Coal Size/Type: Nut Anth.
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Post Mon. Dec. 23, 2013 4:15 pm

Lightning wrote:
ridgeracing wrote:Fixed, not adjustable. I believe I just cant turn stove down below 250deg. during warm/rainy days (above 50)
I don't mean to add anything negative but I'm having trouble understanding why a stove manufacturer chooses to have a fixed secondary air on their product. :?
i'm sure I can't speak to the reasoning, but I have to say that once I had enough experience with the DSM 1400 I have concluded that the sweet spot is -.04 / -.05 WC and bi-metal where ever you are comfortable. beyond that the hopper and the intake flap will carry it, the secondaries take care of themselves.

even when my stove top has been 500* for days the intake flap is almost stationary at 1/8" or less. I can't imagine how high this stove would burn if you let it.
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Post Mon. Dec. 23, 2013 6:20 pm

KingCoal wrote:where are you measuring your stove temp. ?
Top, center, rear

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Post Mon. Dec. 23, 2013 6:30 pm

Not really a problem, I just have to keep it 240deg and above when temps are above 55 outside. When its below 55 outside I have had it running 200deg. with no problems or loss of draft

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