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Makes it easy to see if you're burning clean!
OAK might not work in the basement for the stove.
Intake should be lower then the stove I hear.
That is interesting..no pump needed eh?
Most of us have a hot water heater I guess.
The thought of heating a room ..maybe a small bath room that is a ways from the stove is a...
Yep,always go bigger.
Like said build a smaller fire for shoulders or open a window it it gets to warm.
You want plenty of "firepower" !
Have you cleaned the insert itself out yet?
That alone could help.
Maybe 4 cord burnt here so far. Heating 24/7 with wood.
I'm thinking first fire of the season now??
Then I saw where he is..lol.
Sitting by a pellet stove is nowhere like sitting by a fireplace ,insert would be nicer for warmth and ambiance.
EDIT: and you still need power...
Since you have a large house and said house has tall ceilings you will use btu's galore. You have noticed that already.
Sounds like you really...
Six hundred square feet. Damn!
I thought I had a little house, at 1,200 sq. ft, and I am building a 500 sq ft addition starting next week.
Yep. you maybe just get hooked on wood heating!
That may sound like a lot of money but but divide 10,15 or more years into and it's not imo.
I think it's just way less air flow .It seems what little air flow i have on low burn just makes it to the cat for the most part. Probably why my...
True Webby..very true! Cheers!
After I posted I did think about how the cooler air directly hitting the cat could be a problem but i thought well maybe the air gets heated...
Never knew any cat stoves had that.
My BK seems fine with out one but now I wonder if it would be better yet with one. Maybe BK was trying to keep...
That's really interesting about the intake.
Well the box in a cat stove is at lower temps then a tube stove I would think when in low burn...not just the flue.
Interesting..never knew that.
Do you know if they are passive intakes?
Tube burners have a separate air intake. I don't know of any cat stoves that have one.
Maybe drill a small hole in the metal that closes off the air?
What cannon said is correct.
You don't want a leaky door period.
It can and will kill the cat.
He didn't say anything wrong or bash BK at all that...
That should help the draft some .
Can't be too much of a leak then.
You know you might have to try burning with just a little air ..enough air to have some constant flame just to see if things clear up. If all is...
anything has to smell better then the gas I just passed.[IMG]
Well rain could hurt..I meant just for a day or 3.
I'll try tonight.
Yeah..experiment doing that around the door..seams on the pipes..things like that and get back to us.
BTW you don't have to...
Well I meant to hold the flame or incense on the out side of the door while in low burn to see if the flame/smoke gets pulled into the stove or if...