Great idea about the AC foam filter, I've thought about doing that and don't have to wonder if anyone has tried it. Without a filter the squirrel cage gets dirty, out of balance and starts to vibrate -making a lot of noiseWood'nCoal wrote:Nice job on the installation. I was curious about the baro when I saw the pictures, then I saw it poking out in the one picture. You are probably aware that fly ash builds up behind the baffle plate by the outlet of the stove. The baro serves 2 purposes on your install, it regulates the draft and you can remove it to get in and vacuum out the fly ash easily.
BTW I had problems with the squirrel cage on the blower, it got loaded with dust and cat/dog fur. I cut a piece of AC filter and placed it under the little cover that holds the screen over the air intake (on top of the screen). It's easy to keep clean with a vacuum.
I also see that you have the same problem that I have with wires, I have to have them all coiled up neatly and cable tied as well. I moved a lot of stuff around at my desk and all the PC wires are askew...makes me nuts, I ran out of cable ties.
About that snow falling in your house.....
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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Harman Mark II In Northeast Pennsylvania, Obama is NO savior, he can't even make a cabinet!