Air Control Question

firecracker_77 Posted By firecracker_77, Nov 30, 2012 at 7:43 PM

  1. firecracker_77

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    I was under the impression that leaving the air control open was sending too much heat up the stack. I know it allows more air in and creates a higher rate of combustion prior to secondaries, but does that air being open more during start-up / re-load actually send heat up the stack versus closing down the control sooner?
     
  2. HotCoals

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    Yes..but you have to heat things up!
     
  3. corey21

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    More air is needed to start a fire or reload to bring the stove to a certain temp then you start adjusting it.
     
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    So it does use more fuel, but is necessary for a good burn. Like accelerating a car to merge onto the highway?
     
  5. corey21

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    I think you nailed it.
     
  6. Backwoods Savage

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    Right. Also don't forget that on reloads as well as starting a cold stove, lots of moisture goes up the chimney at the start of the fire so the extra draft is good to send that out into outer space.
     
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    i never knew that. makes sense though.
     

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