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Post in 'Classic Wood Stove Forums (prior to approx. 1993)' started by mike zimmerman, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. mike zimmerman

    mike zimmerman New Member

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    can someone explain the draft knob theory 2 down low and 1 up high does the 1 on top cool the pipe some how and how should this combo be used to start and continue use

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  2. mike zimmerman

    mike zimmerman New Member

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    they make a double door fireplace stove with 6 draft knobs imagine that ive only seen 1 of these on craigslist thanks for help
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    coaly Fisher Moderator Staff Member

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    In some cases all the oxygen is consumed coming in at the bottom of fire bed, allowing combustable particles and gasses out the stack with no oxygen to allow combustion above the fire. On a good day, it can become a secondary air source with primitive secondary combustion of smoke particles. Opening the top intake too far does allow cool indoor air up stack to cool chimney, so the bottom should be open more to control fire, and top cracked to allow just enough oxygen to the top of fire. This is also required if you're going to mix coal with the wood. That practice is not common in the US, but is common in Austrailia / New Zealand.

    Huntsman double door 3 draft cap.jpg Model 4020 Huntsman II

    Huntsman double door 6 draft caps.jpg Model 400DD; 6 draft cap;

    Part numbers and diagram from Sears; 400DD breakdown http://www.searspartsdirect.com/par...Parts/Model-400DD/0526/0912300/00030262/00001

    Single door is a model 241. Diagram and parts breakdown;
    http://www.searspartsdirect.com/par...r-Parts/Model-241/0526/0912300/00028778/00001
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    mike zimmerman New Member

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    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    here's a link to a huntsman manual provided by Jabush http://www.hearth.com/econtent/index.php/wiki/File:ASW_Huntsman241.pdf/

    If you read through the manual it explains how they suggest you set the stove.

    With that gasket on the door, don't shut those knobs down like you would on a fisher or other similar copy!

    I just installed a huntsman at our camp, and the guys closed it up like our timberline (a fisher papa like stove) and they wound up with a smokey mess in the joint as they locked the draft up. I've seen that chimney suck a lighter out of a guy's hand before. When the draft knobs are closed down too far, that stove is literally air-tight; to a fault if not careful!

    pen
  6. mike zimmerman

    mike zimmerman New Member

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    i have never had to close a fisher or timberline al the way down to burn . if you can do that you that you have an excess amount of leakage that wasnt there when the stoves were new and they need serviced . sorry just dont like incorrect info on fishers or timberline . my fishers are usually cracked about 1/4 to 3/8 and damper closed for all night burn any more than that and you have no fire after about 1 hr .
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    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    Neither have I.

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