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Cooling a hot stove

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by firecracker_77, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. neumsky

    neumsky Minister of Fire

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    That's what we wanted to read! Now would baking soda be the second consideration? Heck...I'm bringing in the hose next. Thanx. Jeff. PS...used to changing the underwear thing lol

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  2. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    And to add. What I say every year. If you load a full load of fresh dry wood on top of a coal bed in a stove with a stove top temp over 400 degrees things are going to be real interesting in your house for the next two hours or so. It WILL give you pause to reflect.
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  3. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    I think keeping a cool head is the primary consideration. Once the fire settles down it becomes a non-event and time for a stiff shot.
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  4. neumsky

    neumsky Minister of Fire

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    I see my insurance rates going down every time I talk to you guys lol. Thanx.
  5. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    The right answer is to reload a stove at 400 degrees stove top or under and then cut down the air in steps starting at 400, again at 500 and then at 600. Toss a fresh load on hot coals and all hell is gonna break loose. (For Gamma: You will get pause to reflect). Don't do it and you can leave the baking soda in the cabinet. Never used it so I don't know if it works. But have to admit that I have it and a Chimfex close to both stoves.
  6. neumsky

    neumsky Minister of Fire

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    Ok... Will get some chimfex. So meaning throwing new load on hot coals...and hot meaning...a Stove top above 400. See what's interesting is part 7b in the front section of this site on How to Start a fire. It says...put a load on before the flame gets too low.
  7. Sprinter

    Sprinter Minister of Fire

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    I've got some fresh cut alder (wet as a sponge) that looks like it would suppress any fire...;lol
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    neumsky Minister of Fire

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    That's funny...just finished my room in knotty Alder...is it that hard to get burning?
  9. ailanthus

    ailanthus Feeling the Heat

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    I've always worried that blocking the secondary intake would cause backpuffing. Is that concern real or imagined?
  10. neumsky

    neumsky Minister of Fire

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    Sounds like this chimfex is the cats meow...well worth the 15 dollars it costs. Looks like every wood burner should have it standing by. I wonder what it's shelf life is?
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    KodiakII Feeling the Heat

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    Holy crap, we pay close to $35 for them up here...figure that one out when our dollar is either at par or above yours!
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    neumsky Minister of Fire

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    Yeah...well I mispoke...a little soon. Going price is 35 in OKC area also...that was an old price...sorry!
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    firecracker_77 Minister of Fire

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    This did not make sense to me the first time I heard this, but it does now. Shuts down the secondaries and turns it into a fireplace. A fireplace rarely overheats like that, although they are masonry and not squeezing the heat into such a small space, but I hear you.

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