Damper down or blower first?

KateC Posted By KateC, Oct 13, 2006 at 11:38 PM

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  1. KateC

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    Just got the stove this year and haven't had much more than short hot roasties to take the chill out, but may want to keep this one up all weekend. Right now I've got good coals and a few splits burning away with secondary burn---should I damper down a bit for awhile before turning on the blower, vice-versa or does it matter? Might point out that it's mostly 'popple' with a bit of cherry burning.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. wg_bent

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    Your stove will figure it out for itself. Just leave it on. The blower is controlled by a thermalcouple and will only come on if the stove is hot enough.
     
  3. KateC

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    Thank you Warren---that's what I thought and try to do but the Honey insists on unplugging the blower when HE thinks we don't need it, nor does he pay attention to the damper setting before reloading---usually with huge wet clunkers. I have to chuckle at all the guys here commenting about their wives' dealings with the stove while I'm having to constantly shoo The BoyScout away from ours. By the way, do you really heat 2200 sq.ft. with your Ozzie?? Can't wait to see how it does for our mere 960!!!
     
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