Wren wrote: ↑Wed. Nov. 28, 2018 7:15 pmWow. Hard to imagine and very sorry about the pain. Terrible. Humans are resilient, more or less.
Work work and work at home are busy. But it feels good to get things done and that the range is only heating the house now or close to that.
That is why I need the ten hour healthy burn. I like to come home to a warm house and if necessary I can go up to sleep and I don't care if it's fifty downstairs in the morning but I shut the kitchen door if range running alone.
No one is home during the day the two youngest can let the dogs out later but I don't really like them doing the coal unless they are staying to keep an eye on it.
Did you say you have not had to start up the 111 yet?
Wren, I'm a bit confused here,..... are you saying you can only get a ten hour burn ?
Your C model range has a larger firebox than my Sunny range - and the 116 is about the same size as my #6 base heater. Both stoves should each easily get 12 hour burns on nut coal before they need any tending.
There's some tricks to do a burn that long with the range and still have enough healthy firebed to make recovery easy. But the 116 has coal capacity to far exceed 12 hour burns - it's the ash buildup that limits it's burn time.
Not sure if I mentioned this long-burn technique when you first got the range. I posted about how to get long burns with a range for new member JPG who is running a very small ship-board range.
Newbie with Shipmate 212