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Any tips for making my Century fw240007 burn longer?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by br1ross, Nov 6, 2010.

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  1. br1ross

    br1ross New Member

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    We got it put in and I really love it! Makes the place so warm. The only problem is it seems like 4 hours is all I can get out of a burn. Any of you guys have any tips on this stove?

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  2. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Burn times are a function of how much fuel there is to burn. Given the small firebox on the little stove that is about right for burn time.
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    Once you have the firebox established good and hot, perhaps you can cut back on your air-controls a little further than you have been? I'm not sure how youve been running your stove, so this is a bit of a blanket statement. It also helps to get longer burns if youre using seasoned hardwoods, and a bit thicker splits for overnight burns.
  4. EatenByLimestone

    EatenByLimestone Minister of Fire

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    As BB says, there isn't much you can do for burn time, but there are ways to get more heat out of it. You should be able to get more than 4 hours out of it though. I'd light mine before bed and almost or sometimes have enough coals in the morning to relight without any source of fire. Six hour burns were not unusual. What kind of wood are you burning?

    Do a search for "stove tweaks". In it I tell how I added brick and kaowool so the smoke must travel over the secondaries and be burnt... more heat out of the same package. Have you added a blower onto the back? It makes quite a difference.

    It will take a while to learn it... it's a great little stove.

    Matt
  5. fbelec

    fbelec Minister of Fire

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    put a stove pipe thermometer on top of your stove and tell us what your running your stove at. as said in the above post depending on what temp your running your stove at, maybe back it down 50 or 100 degrees and you might get a extra hour out of it.
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    I did see your post about leaving extra ash around the ash door brick to seal it and I have been doing that since after the first fire. I will try the koawool or mineral wool trick next. Frank, I need to get a thermometer asap and will let you know.

    Brenda
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    EatenByLimestone Minister of Fire

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    Good point... I never ran it over 550 or so. It was in a smallish room.

    Matt
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