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Ashes to front of a Fireview 201?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by ESVA Fireview, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. ESVA Fireview

    ESVA Fireview New Member

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    Ok so here is my silly question of the day..I know that when I am reloading my stove I am suppose to rake my ashes to the front of the stove but since I have a FIreview 201 and the air adjustment is on the side door shouldnt I rake the coals to the door? That is what I have always done but I am afraid that I might be doing it all wrong. Inquiring minds want to know. Thanks for your help.

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  2. Nick Mystic

    Nick Mystic Minister of Fire

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    When I've read posts about raking hot coals to the front of the stove for reloading the person is generally talking about having a dog house up front where the primary air enters. That's why they talk about putting the coals in the front so the incoming air can blow on them to throw lots of heat and flames onto the new load of wood for a quick light up. With your air entering from the side door you want to rake the coals to the door like you have been doing. I have a Woodstock Classic with the same set up.
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