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adjustments and, settings add on furnace

Post in 'The Boiler Room - Wood Boilers and Furnaces' started by chumscustoms, Jan 29, 2009.

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  1. chumscustoms

    chumscustoms Member

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    i just purchased a property that has no insulation and the previous owner purchased a norseman 2500 for the place and never installed it so i feel obligated to use it for a couple years since it is already here.
    I installed it and connected it to my lp furnace, on the door there are settings and the ash door has a spin out damper.
    if i dont open the ash door damper then the fire burns a long time but i can not get heat to the lp furnace,
    if i open it i get plenty of heat to the lp furnace, but it will go through a full oad of dryed split locust and oak in 3 to 4 hours.
    I would like to go to work for 8 hours and come back with some coals left.
    do i possibly have to much chimney draft, i ordered a chimney damper, will that help
    and is it possible to add a thermostatically controlled air supply that would help with the wood consumption
    i just want to get this going till i have cash for an outdoor wood furnace
    please help

    thank ben

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  2. smokinj

    smokinj Minister of Fire

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    yes the damper is going to help more so than thermostatically controlled air supply will. Your on the right track put the damper in and see how that does before doing anything eles
  3. chumscustoms

    chumscustoms Member

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    thanks for the reply, is there a target chimney temp, approx 3.5 ft from the stove outlet, i just want to make sure i am not gettting the chimney to hot. but i know the damper should also help that
    thsnk ben
  4. laynes69

    laynes69 Minister of Fire

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    Does it have a thermodisc on the back, or a limit/control. If its got the limit control, set your blowers for 90 off and 140 on. That will make a big difference.
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