How do you operate your stove in 70 mph gusts...

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Post by BigBarney » Mon. Feb. 25, 2019 2:20 pm

I had to close off the BD to let full air flow through the boiler

and then had to drain off the excess heat. I also filled it to the

brim with coal to cool the fire down to keep control.

Much of my air can go up the secondary air and avoid going

through the fire bed so it burns less coal and reduces the heat.

Hope everyone is safe , we had near 70 mph gusts along the

Lake Erie shore and some damage to the near shore buildings.

https://buffalonews.com/2019/02/24/the-ice-book-h ... z-reports/

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Post by BostonBob » Mon. Feb. 25, 2019 2:30 pm

BigBarney wrote:
Mon. Feb. 25, 2019 2:20 pm
I had to close off the BD to let full air flow through the boiler

and then had to drain off the excess heat. I also filled it to the

brim with coal to cool the fire down to keep control.

Much of my air can go up the secondary air and avoid going

through the fire bed so it burns less coal and reduces the heat.

Hope everyone is safe , we had near 70 mph gusts along the

Lake Erie shore and some damage to the near shore buildings.

https://buffalonews.com/2019/02/24/the-ice-book-h ... z-reports/

BigBarney
Hi BigBarney WNY here too, Boston. The wind was bad yesterday some snow, today more snow ! Watching it blow around. Hopefully spring will get here soon !

 
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Post by warminmn » Mon. Feb. 25, 2019 2:45 pm

If my baro cant control the draft enough, which does happen here, I leave my secondary air open and close my MPD all the way. Decrease the underfire air too. With bit coal Im sure its more of a challenge than with anthracite.


 
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Post by tcalo » Mon. Feb. 25, 2019 3:30 pm

This is where the long, restrictive gas path of a bb shines. I always run with my mpd 100% closed. That usually keeps the draft in check. If need be I open my internal check a bit. The mano reading is rock solid, even with these nasty gusts.

 
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Post by franco b » Mon. Feb. 25, 2019 4:23 pm

With bi-metal thermostats the temperature of the stoves hols steady regardless of high mano readings.

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