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Burning my new BBK Ultra

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by ohlongarm, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. ohlongarm

    ohlongarm Minister of Fire

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    This will be the third month burning the BKUltra two months March ,April 2011,small fires only,and about a month now small stick fires. Well I fired her up last night at 5pm with about 6 or 7 ash splits none bigger than 3 inches got the fire roaring,engaged the cat I think and she burned till 11am this morning before the cat probe went in the inactive zone.The stovetop was around 450-500 and the cat probe was at 2 O'clock is this considered a good burn? I am new to a cat stove and trying to figure things out,my house went with a window open to 75,and cooled to 72 in the morning hours. My stove setting was 1.5. Any BK owners if you can shed some light on this I'd appreciate it,this website is awesome as are the people who post here every visit is a learning experience.

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  2. HotCoals

    HotCoals Minister of Fire

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    Sounds like all is well!
    You're going to love it!
  3. weatherguy

    weatherguy Minister of Fire

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    Sounds like your doing everything right and sounds like a typical BK burn, wait til its frigid and you load it to the gills with some oak or locust, you'll be impressed.
  4. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Great burn.
    Love the "open windows", tough to regulate temps in a good insulated home when you get long burn times.
    I haven't had to open windows lately, but 3 weeks ago, same for me, open some windows in the daytime, but the fresh air is a good thing. IMO
    Stove wants to heat the house, can't find fault with that. :)
  5. SolarAndWood

    SolarAndWood Minister of Fire

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    I turn the stove all the way down instead of opening a window. You can turn the tstat right back up when the time comes.

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